- This week the extended family has had one mild heart attack, one kid announcing she might marry a refugee so he won't be deported, a niece accepted to nursing and probably going to stay here for some time next fall, and the dog coat I crocheted is too tight for Daisy.
- You figure out the order of magnitude
- Pretty normal for around here
- Best news was my son in NYC proposed and was accepted
- I am so happy you have no idea
- This is a girl who notices
- This is a girl who is so kind
- She is also the kind of girl you can walk around her place in your pyjamas with cats on them and it is fine
- She also has good snacks
- I told her if the kid ever gives her any trouble let me know
- Not that he will but she should know where I stand
- The snacks are excellent
- Miss Scarlett tells me that shoes for a wedding need to have bows on them
- We are going to have to start planning the outfits
- You know what I admire most about Miss Daisy?
- She has bad memories but she tries so hard to move past them
- You can see her remembering that this used to be scary but willing herself to do it anyway
- The trying just amazes me
- We should all have that faith
- Which reminds me
- Don't call yourself old
- Listen folks have already noticed that and it is your main job to show them it doesn't matter
- I also think that everyone can do something that is ageless
- I went for a swim today
- In the water I am 10
- Why wouldn't I go swimming?
- I need to do some sewing
- Before I get to that I need to put my foot down in the evenings
- Instead I am lying on the bed talking to my niece about how to break up with her too old boyfriend
- I can compose a damn fine break up letter
- "The fact that our time is over now will never take away from what we shared"
- Is that too many characters for a text?
- You have no idea how glad I am that I will never have to do stuff like that again
- So much nicer to say "we are out of paper towels and milk"
- So much nicer to have a voice in the dark say "nighty night kiddo"
- I think my son has a girl who already knows that
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and I write a monthly humour/sewing column for the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Flypaper thoughts Tuesday night
Posted by Barbara at 7:07 PM