Good morning… It appears that I am not going to have enough time to post as often as I’d like. Now that I’m on full schedule with both jobs and also doing physical therapy 3x/day, Sundays seem to be the only open day to accomplish anything unrelated to that.
Sundays are the day I do all my food preparation for the week, and I usually have my granddaughter over to play for a while. So it’s not exactly a relaxing day. I try to make up for that by not going out. It’s gorgeous out, so I might just go out a little bit, though!
There have been a few things that caught my attention this week that I thought I’d pass on to you.
Jo Wolff was showing off her gorgeous photography in Scotland and posted a photo of “piddock art” which is the hole that a piddock clam bores through a rock. I’d never heard of a piddock, except for Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep, a children’s fairy tale by Eleanor Farjeon, so that caught my attention- a new vocabulary word for me! But I have a lot of “holey stones” from Oregon, so I had to find out of they are also from piddocks. Oregon clamdiggers talk about piddocks, but they sound like a huge clam, so I still don’t know, but here’s a photo of my holey stones from Lincoln Beach:
Mostly that is for Jo’s benefit, since we were having a conversation about it!
I also started following a blog written by a young lady who is crossing items off her bucket list. I don’t care to think of the things I’d still like to do as a “bucket list,” but I do have my own list of sorts, and I find it interesting to hear what other people are determined to do. This week she talked about writing a friendly letter to some unknown person and leaving it in a random book (Project Light to Life).
I’ve left notes in Gideon Bibles before, usually lyrics to Rocky Raccoon and quotations from Beatles films, but for some reason I’d never thought of this. I’m always up for something to break the monotony of shelving library books, so I figured I could put some notes in those. I wrote a few and inserted them in some of my favorite children’s books, and realized I definitely had no inclination to leave even a random person a friendly letter, so I went with quotes. I found some from popular authors and put those in their books:
“I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.”
“I can’t change overnight into a serious literary author. You can’t compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not.”
“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
“Thunder rolled. It rolled a six.”
Well, you get the picture! There was also a snide remark by George Eliot about authors who write too many books, so I inserted into a Debbie Macomber book. Now, I’ve always got a golf pencil and a tiny pad of paper in my back pocket while I’m shelving. All those thoughts running through my head now have a destination!
The other thing I was going to mention is that I’m also on Pinterest, if you’d like to follow me over there. I wrote an entire blog entry about Pinterest, and then figured that anyone interested would already be over there, and so I didn’t post it. But I like Pinterest a lot, and I think it’s fascinating that you can tell so much about a person by what they collect on their boards. So if you want to see the kinds of things that I consider worthy, you can find it here:
And because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are three reasons I am on Pinterest:
These are the three bulletin boards in my apartment. If I didn’t have Pinterest, all my walls would look this way! In fact, my dream house has an entire wall covered with cork! I wonder if I have a pin showing that…