Time for a little catching up, I think.
Easter - was very nice, thank you. It would have been nicer if a) it hadn't been so freakin' cold!, and b) if I had felt better. I was in the beginning of a bronchitis spell, though fortunately it didn't really kick in until all of our houseguests were gone. We did do our inappropriately themed eggs this year, but due to more people working on them than usual, and my not feeling good, I have no pictures. But trust me, there's always next year ...
Back in March, when I was regaling you with the birthday gifts I received, I mentioned that Tim had given me a necklace with my birthstone. Melanie asked if I would post a picture. I never thought about it, but sure, the next time I'm taking pictures (if my sieve brain thinks of it), I'll try to get a decent shot of it. Aquamarine is hard to capture in a photo, color-wise (because if there's a problem, surely it won't be my photography skills).
At different times, both Mary and Sue have asked if I am left-handed. Yes, it's true, I am a lefty. (Aren't all of the cool kids???) There's not a lot I can do with my right hand, so it just has to sit there and look pretty most of the time ... when I was a kid, my father decided once that he would take me to the driving range, and show me how to hit a golf ball properly. We were there about a half an hour when he said that he suddenly remembered that left-handed people weren't supposed to golf - which I actually believed, until we got home and my mother set me straight! I have no success learning to do things when people who are right handed say, "Now, just watch me, and do the opposite." Huh?
After reading posts where I have referred to Jetsam, our kitten, Maureen wanted to know, "If there is a Jetsam, is there also a Flotsam?" God help us all - no! Jetsam on his own is fine for now, thank you very much. :-)
BarbP wondered if I was planning to go to Maryland Sheep & Wool. You bet I am! I'm signed up to take the bus trip sponsored by Rosie's, which I did a couple of years ago as well. It was so much fun, and I am looking forward to it. (Barb, are you going??)
You may be wondering, where are the pictures of the prizes from a contest at Lorette's blog?? I have been waiting for a sunny day to try and get a nice shot of the yarn. This past week, I've been coughing so much, I can't even hold the camera still! So those pictures will be forthcoming as well.
After reading my post of the other day, Carol asked if my sense of humor is what had gotten me through some of my medical issues. I guess so, or at least it hasn't hurt! I come from a family with a sense of humor, so it never occurs to me that a person wouldn't naturally have one. (Until I meet some of the real duds walking around, then I thank my lucky stars that I have enough humor to find their "dud-ness" amusing ...) Mostly, my sense of humor has gotten me in trouble, as I find things amusing at the wrong times. And then, that amuses me. It's kind of a vicious circle ...
Finally, I think this post at the Taoknitter's blog is interesting. When I first started reading it, I thought, "What the h*** would Elizabeth Cady Stanton know about digital???" Then I thought, "Oh ... right.