July 25th, 2012
Besides it being St. Christopher's Day, the Feast of Saint James the Greater, Thread a Needle Day and Carousal Day (that appeals to me most.... it has been a day of sun and showers, gentle breezes and stormy west winds.
We took advantage of a beautiful morning and Charles went off on his electric cart to see who was having coffee at the Seniors' Centre, where all sorts of matter are discussed and settled, old tales repeated, and even a bit of gossip finds its way into the conversation.
I wandered out into the garden and admired the new flush of roses, the second bloom on the Canterbury Bells and looked for bees among the Bergamot.
At this point in my conversation I discovered when I posted that Blogger was up to its old tricks, framing all my text with white and making it impossible to read. When I tried to change the colour of the font somebody got really nasty and upset and snatched all my lovely words away......deep sigh!
What I told you about was mainly the weather, and how Callie the Cat disappeared to find safety and solace under the sofa, only coming out when the angry Sky Gods had stopped rolling thunger and flashing lightning at her. And that in response to me scraping that delicious-cat-food into her dish.
And I wanted you to know that the Temptations ad is not to be believed, - the one where the cat leaps high fences and tall buildings to get home to the rattle of the Temptation package. T and L will trump that any stormy day.
The weather also played havoc with the television, losing the signal just as the weather report was to come on, - just at the end of Upstairs Downstairs (which they are replaying again) and half way through Suits, causing us to lost the thread.
And that reminded me that today was also Thread the Needle Day, which I found had two interpretations. The literal one for sewers, of course. But also the term denotes the ability to negotiated controversial subjects without giving offense or making peers or constituents angry. I didn't know that, but can see it would be as good talent for any number of people to possess in any number of sticky situations.
I am also reminded that St. Christopher is the Patrom Saint of Travelers, and so I say a small prayer for all those who are out on rain swept roads, with thunder and lightning and wind combining to make travel difficult for them!
I am off to bed to see how much Emily Donahue I can read before falling asleep....and hope that this ;posting is readable.