Friday, November 19, 2010

{This moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at SOUL MAMA's blog for all to find and see.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Finishing things.........

Yesterday I've finished the Celtic knot stole I've been knitting off and on since the end of august. I love this pattern!


I've finished "Anna Karenina" from audible - read by the much beloved Davina Porter. It was a very enjoyable experience - surely because I was spinning the lovely fibres from David at Southern Cross Fibres meanwhile.
Because of the raving critics and the fact that I very much liked the october installment of the club spun into navajo plied bulky yarn, I'll try to do the same to my february 2009 club - "Love over gold", also Polwarth.


In the evening I've finished reading "The Angel's game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I think it's a MUST READ for everybody that enjoyes the magical world of books.


The year is ending as well, leaves colouring, temperatures falling slowly. I enjoy this season very much!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Golf Balls, Marbles, Sand.

** I'm still trying to find the correct source for this gem - I'll let you know as soon as I find out!**

On the first day of class, a university professor stood in front of his philosophy class with an empty jar.

Without saying a word to his students, he removed the lid of the jar and filled it with golf balls. When no more golf bars fit he closed the jar with its lid. He then asked his class, “Would you say that the jar is now full?” His students observed the jar and concluded that the jar was indeed full.

The professor then proceeded to open the jar up and started inserting marbles into the jar. The marbles started to fill the gaps between the golf balls. After sealing the jar, he asked his class once again if they thought the jar was now full. The class concluded that the jar was indeed now full.

The professor opened the jar a third time and started pouring in sand. Obviously, the sand started filling the gaps between the golf balls and the marbles. He then sealed the jar and asked his class a third time if the jar was full. His class chuckled and replied in unison, “Yes, it is now full!”

The professor opened the jar and emptied two small cups of coffee in the jar. The liquid completely filled the gap between the golf balls, the marbles, and the grains of sand. He then began his lecture.

“I hope you realise that life is very much like this jar. The golf balls represent the important things in life, like faith, family, loved ones, health, things that you care intimately about. If we lost everything else in life, our lives would still be ‘full’. The marbles are the other things in our lives that are important, but our happiness shouldn’t depend on them. Things like our work, our house, our car, etc. Finally, the sand represents everything else; the small stuff.

“If we were to have filled our jar up with sand first, there we wouldn’t have had enough room for the marbles or the golf balls. If we use all our life and energy on the small stuff, we won’t have any room for the important things.”

After a brief moment of silence one of the students asked, “Professor, what does the coffee represent?”

“Ah, I’m glad you asked,” replied the professor. “It means that no matter how full your life is, there is always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.”

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Food for thought and a smile...


O'Reilly's Law of the Kitchen: Cleanliness is next to impossible.

Lieberman's Law: Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens.

Amercrombie's Law : No good deed ever goes unpunished.

Shrimpelheimer's Version : Virtue is its own punishment.

Gold's Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Handy Guide to Modern Science: If it's green or it wiggles, it's biology; if it stinks, it's chemistry; if it doesn't work, it's physics; if there's a mushroom cloud over it, run like hell.

Green's Law of Debate: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Perry's Postulate: For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

Oliver's Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are.

Rabbet's Law: When the going gets tough the tough -- all leave.

Glyme's Formula for Success: The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Cole's Law = shredded cabbage.