Friday, October 30, 2015

Envelop of Cheer

To write is human
to receive a letter: Divine.
Susan Lendroth, American children's author, including Maneki Neko, the Tale of the Beckoning Cat

The mailbox usually contains either bills or commercial solicitations, so there was a little patter of surprised excitement to find a little handwritten addressed envelope in my slot this evening. How that little envelop brightened my day with its sunny greeting inside! While the price of postage dissuades many from sending cards, receiving today's handmade card emphasized that a stamp is a small price to pay for an envelop full of good cheer. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Friends Add Colour

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
A.A. Milne, English author of Winnie-the-Pooh (1882-1956)

I am very fortunate to have friends who made a long journey from their corner of the "Forest" across country to visit me in my little corner. With open arms and big smiles they found me as I disembarked from my Friday evening train. Long chats, reminiscing, and good food filled our hours together over the weekend.

The weather provided one rainy day for a meander around the museum and a gorgeous day for a tramp amidst the fall foliage. Perfect! Friends very definitely add colour to life.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Creative Inspiration

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Robert Bresson, French film director (1901-1999)

Ideas flowed as the three sisters and I made our annual outing to the stitchery/craft show. Whether the beautiful quilts or the handsome giant nutcrackers or the nifty new gizmos, the creativity on exhibit was truly inspirational. I came home with more wonderful fabric for as yet undefined projects to add to the stash. Stay tuned. ;-)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Feline Elixir

A meow massages the heart.
Stuart McMillan

There's nothing like the warmth of a purring cat spread across your lap to make being sick feel OK. Cat has been providing a healthy dose of TLC lately. She doesn't need a bevy of tests and specialist visits to determine the best medicant. She prescribes calm, warmth, and rest. Works for me!