Wednesday, May 27, 2009

After philosophy - photos. Obviously.

Here's the photos I said I would post, from a million years ago. Or last week, depending on your view of time.

Emily's quilt has gone from this.....

..... to this. Today I pieced the 9 patches, cut the big blocks, and stitched it all together. The lighting is weird because it's the video camera, not the ordinary camera but you can imagine if you try hard, what the colours from photo 1 look like in photo2!

These are the log cabin blocks I made yesterday at the quilt class, using the stitch and tear stuff. It's good.

And as an example of the lighting issue, these are the blocks in the front room.

These are they in the living room. They are on the arm of the sofa, so you may need to twist your eyes 90 degrees.

Or just look as they are.

And finally, this is the reason I didn't finish marking papers the other night. Fat Cat (who looks incredibly fat in that picture - there's one for the kitty fridge!) sprawled all over them. And then when I moved them, sprawled again. I took the hint and sat on the sofa with him and the man instead.
And the philosophy? Maybe it isn't philosophy, maybe it's just a way of being, but I am calm. So calm.

We shall see, what we shall see.

I have the calmness.....

.... of the end of a good book.
.... of a fury controlled.
.... of a plan made.
.... of a deep set laughter because I know a secret.
.... of a warm brick built house, on a dark rainy night, with the love of a good man and a strong child.

I have that calmness rippling through me, keeping me from venting about selfishness and ill thought out actions, and plain stupidity, keeping me from raging about ignorance, and instead, just keeping me warm.

And I shall go to bed, and let the fury dissipate as I slip into the arms of my man as he loves me, suspending my mind, my reality, my awareness as he enfolds me.

In the morning, all that is left, is the book to reread, the plan to make work, the secret to know, and the house full of love, laughter, a good man, and a strong child.

It's a good way of dealing with things, for me.

It's almost midday

and so far not a lot has been done.

And not a lot will be done because the Parents are coming over this afternoon as Dad is having an assessment prior to his knee surgery next week. R has offered to pick him up and take him up to the hospital, which is just like him!

So I'm having lunch, then I'll have 4 hours to get everything I need to do, done!

I guess the reports will be being left for now!

Ho hum!

Slept until 6 this morning. Lovely. It's now later than 6 (about 6.45) and in 15 minutes I have

fed the cat
fed the guinea-pig
cleared the cups
changed the washing
read email
calmed down
reread email
made a drink
decided on a plan for the day.

The plan for the day is

cut strips
write reports
make block
write reports
clean animals
write reports
make blocks
write reports
blog progress
do the photos I keep saying I'll put up.
write reports
sew Emily's quilt top
write reports
clean kitchen
write reports.

Are we seeing a theme here boys and girls?

I want to break the back of the reports today, for definate, and then that just leaves Friday to finish them, hopefully, in their raw form.


See you laters....

Time to move on!