When April steps aside for May, like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten; fresh violets open every day; to some new bird each hour we listen. ― Lucy Larcom
I thought this quote was fitting, especially for the weekend weather forecast Pittsburgh has… lots and lots and lots of rain-drops. I am not complaining because with the weather we have had, it could as easily be snow (which I would be complaining about!)
However, it is May and that means Macro May! This month I am going to play a bit with my iPhone and see what I can learn. Of course, Apple had an article that was both inspiring and overwhelming. I think I need to get my tripod out..lol. Good thing I nabbed that photo last night, this morning that blown dandelion is just a stalk.
A bit of a sofa update for you all… yes, I have a chair to sit on. No, the sofa issue has not been solved (i.e. no new sofa, no new parts, no repaired light post…) And yes, I am almost a raving lunatic at this point in time…But!! Steve fixed the storm door… so there is that.
This is not really a find… but perhaps a reminder… many of us (myself included) have put off things during the pandemic but one thing you should NOT put off is a colonoscopy. I called this week to schedule mine (I am now on the 5-year plan because my family history has a vibrant thread of colon cancer running through it… sigh) I think this colonoscopy will be the 5th one I have had (my first was at 30) and it amazes me that not much has changed since then… at least not that I have noticed. I confess I am not eager for that evening with a gallon jug of NyLYTELY, however I don’t need to worry about it until August. I chuckled at the scheduler who said she would update me on the COVID protocol closer to the date (as if COVID might not be a thing 3 months from now, lol)
Now how about a find or two?
First, I wanted to share a new podcast I discovered thanks to Ada Limón…As She Rises. This is from the podcast description:
I listened to season two while in Erie and it was really amazing. The poet reads their poem then there is a bit of a discussion with the hostess, Amanda Frances, that was both interesting and enlightening. I thought you all might enjoy listening to some beautiful poetry and a bit of a discussion on climate change with the poet. I have queued up season one to listen to this week!
Finally, it is #MeMadeMay which for me is really #MeMadeEveryDay! Yes, that is right, I have arrived at the point in my life where almost my entire wardrobe has been made by me. (Jeans and under garments are the only not-me-made items left in my wardrobe) I have been so inspired by the #MeMadeMay2022 thread on IG… it is my one guilty pleasure for the month! And, yes… I will be doing some sewing in May! Kym has inspired me to sit down and sew some knits!
There you go, Gentle Readers… have a great weekend! See you back here on Monday!
Ooh, good stuff here! I will be listening to As She Rises; I need poetry more than ever. I wish there was better news about your sofa, lamp post, and customer service in general, but I will be keeping my fingers crossed. That dandelion photo is lovely and I’ll be looking forward to more macro photos from you this month.
I am impressed at your handmade wardrobe. Congratulations. I bought a love,y new to me poetry book called The Peace of Wild Thingz by Wendell Berry. It’s lovely.
Fabulous photo of the dandelion head. I like them (Fletch not so much). Glad you have a chair…but I sure wish you had a sofa. What is wrong with people? The podcast sounds good – will be checking it out. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Weekend Kat. We are getting rain too, but I’m hoping it will be clear by Sunday for a (cooler) walk.
I am sorry the couch has not yet arrived and that they haven’t fixed the situation yet. I hope that today you can find some time in a comfy chair to sew or stitch while you listen to the rain. It’s so wet out there! I’m a bit bummed that I won’t get in my daily walk, but I think it should be perfect for a little nap later. Looking forward to more macro photos and more hand-made items from you this month!
I’ve been wondering about your sofa . . . and ending good juju. Sigh. . . I hope it helps soon and you find resolution. Having Much Rain here. Another sigh. But it’s a good day for for reading or knitting or some other lovely indoor pursuit. Enjoy the weekend. (For me, this weekend finally looks like Spring. It will last all of 2 days before Summer hits on Monday.) XO
WHAT did that comment say? It should have said: I’ve been wondering about your sofa . . . and I’VE BEEN SENDING good juju. (I blame the rain. I really do.)
Sorry that the sofa saga continues, I hope it’s resolved soon. And thanks for the colonoscopy reminder, I think I’m supposed to have mine this year as I’m currently on the 3 year plan. Lucy Larcom taught at Wheaton, I loved seeing her name pop up on your blog today.
may your testing in August go smoothly!! I cannot believe you are still without a sofa, what a bother. I hope it resolves quickly and you are happy with your new one when you get one!!
What a beautiful photo of a dandelion. I’m too am glad you have a chair but wish you had a sofa. What a mess. The poetry podcast sounds like one I would like. Have a good week.
Good luck in August – and all the best wishes for remaining on the five year plan. I did get a slightly easier prep kit last November … but it’s still pretty bad (I saved up a fun book and reading it in between all the trips to the toilet helped, too). Love the macro photos and woot! for sewing knits!!