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Fri, Jan 15th - 8:14PM

Dreams, Dreams, Dreams

I went celebrating my wedding anniversary yesterday. Now whether it was something I ate or not I can't be sure. But one thing I do know is that I had the strangest dream - and in three parts. More amazing (although I am prone to vivid dreams) this dream was so vivid that it stayed with me all the next day in cinematic detail.

Scene 1: I find a friend lying on the floor in the toilet curled up long side the toilet bowl. She is barely comscious and incoherent. I feel it unwise to move her as I don't know what's happened. I ask someone with a mobile who happens to be standing close by to call for an ambulance. We wait and wait. We must have gone off for awhile because I return from time to time to check check on my friend. She has not moved.

Scene 2: I am reading the newspaper. In the 'Letters to the Editor' I find a letter from my friend. In it she thanks all those who helped her after her collapse but indicates that if someone had looked at her index finger before they moved her, they would have known not to have rolled her onto her back.

Scene 2: As though with a 'fly on the wall' view I am looking in at my friend in her hospital bed. The dietician is discussing the menu for the meals of the day. My friend insists she is happy with the meals available but she'd like them in a different order. The dietician assures her that can be arranged. She can have meals in whatever order she likes - breakfast menu at lunch, dinner menu for breakfast, lunch menu for supper.


Now if that isn't a warning not to eat Irish Cream Cheesecake after 8.00pm, I don't know what is.'

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Mon, Jan 11th - 1:39AM


It has been so long since I entered my first post here that I had forgotten how to do it. It has taken me hours to find a way to edit my previous post and add a new one - and all because I neglected one small feature: the password for the blog is not the same as the one I have for webring's other functions. My next challenge will be to see whether I can change my password to a more user friendly one. Here's hoping.

My other hope is that the calender will kindly roll over to 2010 now that I have added a new entry. 

Bye now

Mabel K

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Sat, Oct 10th - 3:39AM

Welcome to my Blog Spot


This is my first message on my new blog spot. I really haven't anything special to say today. You see I'm exporing. Exploring is what I do quite a bit of. I start something new and then I have to see how it works or how to do it or what else is possible.

For example, yesterday I discovered as I was writing a newsletter for a group to which I belong how to put a vertical line between the columns of text. Now the computer had always known how to do that - but it took until yesterday for m to suddenly discover it - and then do it.

Last week I looked at a pair of wonderful knitted slippers that my sister had knitted for me. And what had I done? I'd worn them out. Of course, wearing was the purpose for which they were made. But now there was a hole in each of them. Then I remembered how I used to watch my mother darn my father's socks. It's not what many people do today. It''s more common to throw them out and get another pair. [The same thing happens to undies. Have you noticed how the elastic goes before the garmet itself is worn out ... and those crafty manufacturers stitch the elastic in making replacement difficult. Once upon a time you could replace the elastic by threading it through ... but not now. You have to either create a hem to thread the new elastic or throw your otherwise good undies out.]  But I'm digressing. I do that. So back to my knitted slippers. Did I tell you they were blue? I wrote a poem about them.

Blue feet: 
not blue
with cold.

Cosy blue
wool knit -
Heather blue
from mountains
highest peaks -
toasts my feet.

Blue, warm blue:
       a pair
       of  knitted slippers
       brings such
to my toes.

The good news! I discovered I could darn! And now I can wear my knitted slippers again.

Exploring how to do things is such fun. Last month I went to a school to do a storytelliing programme. I thought it would be fun to make a pinata and fill it with origami fish. Then I thought of all that paper tearing and sticky glue and layering and drying - and it felt all too much. So I thought for a bit and had an idea. I made a 'lazy woman' pinata from a large paper bag dressed up to look like a fish. The kids loved it and so did I.  

All this thinking has made me tired ... so until next time ... Hoo roo!

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