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looking for what's missing... I'm a knitting, spinning, mother of teenagers with a big dog, a small cat, minus the lovely rabbit Meliflua.

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Location: Virginia, United States

Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

1st Robin of Spring

I'll bet you thought I'd forgotten my password to post blogs. No, I've just been busy.

I've been busy pulling nails out of some lovely pine tongue & groove I'm recycling onto one or two of our bedroom floors. (Better than ending up in the landfill, isn't it?) I was doing this outside yesterday when I saw my first Robin of spring. It's been warm & sunny so they've probably been around for awhile, but I don't see that many Robins here, no matter what time of year. Still, old feelings die hard and even though they aren't the harbinger of Spring here that they are in Wisconsin, I get a little thrill when I see the first one of the year.

I've been busy writing an application for a summer internship doing research. It's very competitive but even applying has been a boost. There's nothing like reading good things about yourself in a letter of recommendation someone has written for you (especially if those things are almost true.)

I've been busy dropping a truckload of Boy Scouts & middle aged men at the Virginia/West Virginia border so they can backpack the 54 miles of the Appalachian Trail that goes through Maryland. (It's only supposed to rain 2 of the next 6 days...)

I've been busy listening to Neuromancer by William Gibson. The technical stuff in this SciFi written in the 80's still sounds fresh and his use of language is so entertaining I bought "Pattern Recognition" at the used book store so I could keep going. Neuromancer is the concept for the movie Matrix, even if Gibson never got credit.

Now I'm going to get busy studying for next Tuesday's lab exam.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the complement! Glad to supply some fodder for the blog. A South Dakota nurse/shepherd.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Missed you last night! Guess you were still studying -- I hope you do well.

10:49 AM  

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