Friday, October 29, 2010

W is For...

W is For...
Working for the Weekend!
Yay! The weekend is here and we have the family all at home and relaxing in various places around the house. Cookie is sleeping on the back of the chair and Ed is under the library table as I write this. The Dear Husband is taking a bath and I am playing on the computer and listening to Three Dog Night-Mama Told Me Not to Come! How pleasant...My radio station on Pandora is Eli's Coming and they are playing The Who, Led Zeppelin, Joe Coc
ker and many more well loved rock songs.

Our Patrick asked me if I am having a mid-life crisis and I was flattered that he would think I was "mid-life"! He then replied, "OK then, No-life crisis!"

W is for...

Woolie Bird Shelter

Our friend Terri sent us this link. Aren't these cute? I think we could make these ourselves...

W is For...
Waning Gibbous Moon
Did you see it tonight? It is lovely. Check out this photo!

W is For...
What Are You Reading?
P. G. Wodehouse-Right Ho Jeeves? and Very Good Jeeves! Great lighthearted stories!
The Case of the Ill-gotten Goat by Claudia Bishop Good Cosy Mystery with a Veterinarian as the Detective and Goats and Goat cheese in the story line.
The newest Terry Pratchett I Shall Wear Midnight-so good, he makes me laugh and think and even cry a little at the wisdom!
Hand dyeing yarn and fleece : dip-dyeing, hand-painting, tie-dyeing, and other creative techniques by Gail Callahan. Very interesting-lots of technique...
Native American medicinal plants : an ethnobotanical dictionary by Daniel Moerman
In Native American Medicinal Plants, anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information -- adapted from the same research used to create the monumental Native American Ethnobotany -- includes 82 categories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies.
Native American Medicinal Plants includes extensive indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, making it easy to access the wealth of information in the detailed catalog of plants. It is an essential reference for students and professionals in the fields of anthropology, botany, and naturopathy and an engaging read for anyone interested in ethnobotany and natural healing.
I see Amazon has this in paperback used for $14.00. The original hardcover is over $200. An amazing piece of research!

I suppose I will stop here! I am always reading a lot...
You can cover a great deal of country in books.
Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912)

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