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One-Liner Wednesday


I have a yarn or two to tell you, but this is ONE-liner Wednesday.

One-Liner Wednesday challenge courtesy of Linda G. Hill.

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No this isn’t about Mamas and the Papas. Just couldn’t figure a good title for this small bloggy. Besides, bet that earworm took! 😀

I don’t have enough time to gather all the looms to do a Make-it Monday: Two sock-looms are in use, there are a few dolls I need to stuff and sew closed, a little hat for a doll on the littlest loom, a baby hat on the next bigger, all in process and nothing near finished product.

So, while knitting, binging, right? Tried Royal Pain but too flirty and not enough medical to keep my interest. I’ll try again later. Instead, I went for an old favorite that has added new seasons: Call the Midwife. I love that show. I miss Miranda (Chumie) but the newer cast is still sweet. One of the best parts of this show is following women and health issues over the past couple of centuries. If you were there at the beginning, there were few cars only bicycles. They even went through war.

I’m at about 1962 in a most recent episode. They talk about Kennedy and Cuba crises. So it isn’t just the women’s health it shows what else is going on in the world at the time. On the last episode, they showed the results of the drug given for morning sickness back then Thalidomide.

This show doesn’t hold back when it comes to things women have been through over the years. I do so wish the midwife was a more acceptable way for birth. My last two were homebirths so I have a love for that kind of birth. Don’t get me wrong. There is a good reason to have hospitals and doctors on hand, but I think the woman to woman care is missing for those who need to go to the hospital.

My second experience in the hospital were people running around yelling the phones were out. My first was a most uncomfortable affair with not the slightest care as to what I wanted or what baby and I actually needed. I studied a lot about being a midwife, but by the time I had babies three and four, I didn’t have the time or energy to go for it. So this show helps fulfill some of that. I find I love all the characters and how well they tell the story. And that music gets me going! I can guarantee that I will shed at least a tear with every viewing! This is a herstory that everyone should watch and maybe get the other side of history.


This would have been the extent of our day. But GoT brought pizza and excitement, and tears. So sad it’s ending. So sad about Dany. I am happier than I thought I would be with the last show. And hopeful for any sequels. I almost feel I should write my own ending to feel totally happy. In case any out there haven’t seen it, read no further!

What does Arya find?

What will happen north of the wall now?

Are there more dragons elsewhere, could a red woman out there help Dany?

Will Bran warg some dragons?

Will Greyworm set the people free in Narth?

Will Asha find happiness?

So many questions I hope that will someday be answered!

But mostly, will Kali ever get to go outside again?


Oddly a prompt has stumped me. I love prompts! They stimulate my imagination! Not this one. I opened this page:

https://www.mobap.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/list_of_adverbs.pdf

It was helpful but overwhelming.

It’s just me, during this fibro-y time of lots of rain and wind. Brain is less than. Body is more than. The triumph of a finished product didn’t carry through. When finished with something I tend to be frenetically looking for the next project to keep me engaged,

Starting a project isn’t easy. There is counting, mathing and then carefully casting on and making the first few rows that need constant attention. Even so, I’ve started a new baby hat and an adult sock. Yeah, I think I’m addicted to this sock thing.

Oh, I nearly forgot! I finally got to play with a Christmas Present from a friend. It looks like this:

I used it with my ball maker:

Between these two tools, you can change a yank:

That seemingly has no beginning or end and can cause more trouble than it’s worth if a person doesn’t know about how to make it useable. One way is to pull it open into a circle and place it over one’s knees and find the beginning knot and hand roll this strand into a ball. But with the ball maker above, one can make a ball with a beginning strand and ending strand, making it possible to work from both ends. This ball looks like this:

 

So that took up most of my day. I used some of the less wanted hanks that were donated and made nice useable balls. One yank was useless yarn. Sadly it kept breaking and I had to throw it away. But most of it was nice, soft yarn I couldn’t wait to try out.

Well, here it is nearly midnight. I finally got the blog written. Whew! How was your Saturday? Were there enough adverbs for ya?

Thank you, Linda G. Hill, for the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt of adverb that used my last brain cell! LOL!

 


I cut my hair today, now I am too tired to come up with one line!

 

Thank goodness for One-Liner Wednesdays by Linda G. Hill. There are days when that’s all you can come up with!

Tuesday Tidbits


I have been writing here every day since the beginning of the year. Today I have nothing! So let’s just do a Stream of Consciousness Tuesday!

We’ve been binging a lot around here. I’m not writing or editing. I am just trying to finish my short socks. I might finish tomorrow or Thursday. So let’s see what have we watched?

We started watching Cuckoo but somewhere in the process, they dropped the main character and his wife actor. I don’t know if I want to continue even though the mom and dad figures are funny.

 

I rewatched The Rain as the new season come on Friday, I think. It’s a different sort of survival show without zombies!

I finally gave in and watched Roswell. I kind of like it! Didn’t expect to. That happens to me a lot!

Another surprise was Wine Country. I laughed so hard. I could see my friends and I in this film!

My son demanded I watch Antman and Wasp. It was a cute show to knit to!

Did I ever mention Russian Doll? That was interesting!

Another interesting show to knit to, The Society. Ended too soon!

I tried and failed to watch Santa Clarita Diet the first time but when you get the need for something to knit to you try things again. This time I laughed a lot! If you don’t take it seriously these real-a-tors are truly funny!

 

Well, that’s enough for today. I still need to get a shower before bed. If I have the energy tomorrow I will try to cut my hair. It’s getting way too long. I feel like spiders are running across my face every time the rotating fan hits me. I’m seriously thinking I’d like a head mesh to keep the bugs off this summer.

Did I tell you, we have frogs this year? The one guy used to hang around our back porch and it sounded like a big duck. SO loud! Then he moved between our house and the neighbor’s. But now that the neighbor is watering a lot I hear a lot of frogs over there. Last night we kept our window open just to hear the frogs. After a bit, it sounds like noisy crickets. I hope we can record the sound. I think I will enjoy hearing it when it is cold next winter.

Speaking of weather, we are looking at three to five days of rain. Can’t complain. As the Oregon commercial says, ‘It’s raining trees!’ And helping prevent fires and slowing the summer heat!

What have you been watching? How’s your weather?

 


This is me this week:

I’m afraid that after the long trip on Monday and the back/body strain of the rough road I had to cancel my dental appointment today in yet another far away town. Just couldn’t do it! But being on the computer has my eyes going crazy like this poor gal:

Not only is the eyestrain an issue but I can’t get comfortable even with the laptop or tablet. That is one of the reasons my blogs has been cut short lately. And the lack of prompts causes brain strain. I liked the A-to-Z Challenge and doing CampNaNo because they give me a kickstart. But between the first picture me and the second picture me the strain is too great to do much. Back to sock knitting!

The prompt Strain comes from Linda G. Hill and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday challenge.


Here’s the thing. I’m using the leftover yarn from making my brother’s socks to make ankle or short socks. Today, except for the sewing bits I finished my first short sock. Hope I have enough to make the next sock This one is comfy so I think it will be fun to wear these. I rarely make something for me. Mostly because I don’t need that much and I love that I can make things for other people who need them.  But these are for me–if there is enough yarn.

Sock #1

Side view

Top view

I know it looks funny with the strings and toes showing but it got too dark for sewing and I needed something to blog about today. So Bo–  only half done so can’t add the om!

Oh for those who might want patterns or help here is the one I kind of followed:

One-Liner Wednesday


You know you’re at the end of the world when UPS says they will deliver a package before 8PM and the truck get here at 7:56PM. 😀

 

One-Liner Wednesday is a challenge created by Linda G. Hill. Join the fun!


The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fall from the sky.” Write about anything that falls from the sky–real, imagined, or idiomatic. Have fun!

These are some of the scariest words for me. We can see the small airport from our front windows. Especially these early days of spring there are a lot of small planes touching down and taking off. I assume they are the crop-dusters for all the alfalfa fields around here. I hope what they are dumping from the planes is healthy for people, pets, and livestock. I would not want to see something fall from the sky this close to the runway.

There will be a time, unfortunately really soon, I will be happy if water or other fire retardant falls from the sky on any fires nearby. They are already doing a great bit of ‘controlled burns’.

The other things that seem to fall from the sky are eagles, hawks, and ravens. As long as they divebomb the nearby fields and get the mice or gophers or snakes, I don’t mind. But they are part of the reason the dog isn’t allowed to go out without us being nearby. Still, as long as they live their lives cleaning up the varmint nearby, they are fun to watch soaring high and gliding on the drafts.

One of the prettiest sights out here in the country is when it snows and those big fluffy snowflakes fall from the sky. But that season has passed (I think, I hope).

Gees, I never really thought about how scary the thing I love best about the desert, the sky, is. But then, it isn’t the sky that falls, unless you are Chicken Little. It’s all the rest that can give you an ulcer if you let it. Ah! Nature!

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of Linda G. Hill!

 

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