Monday, September 04, 2006


A high voltage feeder to our area went down this morning which meant that we were without electricity for almost three hours. Fortunately I had already checked e-mails and blog updates but any other computer activity was out of the question, as was vacuuming, sewing or ironing fabric. In this lull, I took the opportunity to tackle the pile of papers that had mounted up at the end of the counter in my studio. An indicative sample of its contents included:
  • recipe clippings from magazines and newspapers and a yummy biscotti recipe from my quilting buddy Kay Haerland which I have since posted on Our Family Favourites;
  • two letters from the NSW Pap Test Register, each with a different reference number - a hangover from moving house two years ago. I finally got around to contacting the Register to let them know that I am one and the same person and they should merge their records accordingly;
  • offers of you-beaut deals from various sewing machine dealers and manufacturers - no thanks, a new sewing machine is not in the budget. So why was I keeping the brochures?!;
  • entry forms and details for miscellaneous challenges and exhibitions prompting renewed resolutions of spending more time actually sewing (when the power comes back on);
  • sudoku puzzles tantalisingly close to completion - duly filed in the bin; and
  • a Gardening Australia Factsheet with Jerry's recipe for a weed free lawn - a concoction that apparently is best applied in mid-winter. Oh well, maybe next year. In the meantime, I daresay the dandelions will assert their presence in our backyard yet again.
Which reminds me of a poem by kiwi Sam Hunt, What dandelions think:
It's still only early,
just three o'clock a hot
December day
and the dandelions
already asleep, you say.

Not surprising, I suggest.
If you'd been throwing
a yellow out like that
since early this morning
you'd need an early night.

Because that what
dandelions do: think yellow. Yellow.
Nothing else. Lose it,
they run the risk of turning
blue, say; God help me, pink.

Yellow is what dandelions think.
Thanks to Robin of Beadlust for her thought-provoking blog including a great post on YELLOW. Robin attracts real dialogue in her comments sections. See what you think.


Blogger Shelina said...

I've been trying to whittle down my paper stack too. It grows much faster than I can discard it. I think taking care of paper is almost a full time task in this household!

September 05, 2006 7:07 am  
Blogger Rosy said...

Ah, what would we do w/out those *#% stacks!

September 14, 2006 12:00 pm  

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