Friday, February 25, 2011

snippets

accidental ring

i accidentally bought this ring in manila back in november. the kind of accidental purchase akin to a sausage consumed in a train station. it was there next to the cash register, i was paying anyway, so i accidentally bought it. the purchase filled an awkward moment at the cash register, where one is otherwise just waiting. and i've been wearing it all day, just for fun.  and fun it was.

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it's friday evening. i love fridays. we don't eat dinner so much as graze on a series of snacks...salty almonds, pork rinds (with a bit of pinoy kurat), tasty bites of salty prima donna cheese, slices of spicy chorizo. maybe a loaf of freshly baked bread slathered in butter with a sprinkle of flaky salt. it's casual, comfortable. probably my favorite meal of the week.

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i didn't do that well on finish friday. i did one garland, put finery on a couple of birds and promptly made the scarf i said i wasn't going to make - tho' the version i made was my own and i didn't really follow the directions (when do i ever?). on the bright side, it's lovely (see the background of the photo above) and soft and i've worn it all day. but how could it not be great when it's made of anna maria horner's beautiful flannel.

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i feel at times starved for women friends...someone to hang out with and tell secrets. i haven't found that here. yet. i think just the laughter would do me good. but women are often hard on one another. so perhaps i'll stick with the blogosphere. tho' women can be hard on one another there too.

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i'm also starved for a room of my own...a space to create, where i don't clutter up the dining table and where i can leave things out, so i don't spend so much time arranging and getting ready and more time making. more time finishing on friday...

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it feels like things are beginning to happen. i don't know exactly where they're leading, but they are beginning. and beginnings are exciting and wonderful, but also scary. but i think i like that.

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i'm ready for february to be over. it seems like the longest february in the history of februaries. and it's the shortest month, which is quite ironic. i won't be sad to see it go. i long for sunshine and buds and snowdrops and crocus. they'll be here soon, won't they?

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happy weekend, one and all!

14 comments:

Molly said...

i hear you. i too am starved for female friends. they are hard to come by. and too easy to lose. i too crave a space of my own. and i'm definitely done with february.

Elizabeth said...

i'm with you on several points. let us try to have a great weekend with a lots of things to do to make what we want happening and february will be finished in a breeze.

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

I am so with you on many of these points. Except the eating sausage in the train station thing...

Enjoy your weekend.

Dawn S. said...

I know what you mean about sort of, missing female friends. I have no female friends in real life/real time/location, but I have found a few kindred and kind spirits on the blogosphere. Still, I miss an actual live female friend to create with....

I am a new follower of your blog and am enjoying reading!

Dawn S. said...

also....I know what you mean about a room of my own - my work table is in the dining room corner! Arg!
Someday...........

KLo said...

I've recently rediscovered the joys of girlfriends, of laughing and being silly in that way that only women seem able to accomplish.

My "best friend" for a long time was a guy, and he was very controlling (although of course I didn't realize it for a long time), and I missed out on a lot of fun times with my lady peeps. Making up for lost time these days ;-)

I love the ring, by the way : )

Delena said...

I loved the way you worded it, starving for women friends. I know exactly what you mean. Here in Yuma at our winter home I have that female companionship and it is wonderful. We laugh until our sides ache, we have drama going on all the time, we tell secrets, we cry, we share things that men just don't get. When we go back home I do not see these women as much. For the most part I am my own best company but there are times you just want to talk and talk and talk.....

Laurent said...

just passing by, to say i miss your blog, not enough time to read the blogs i love, but i'll come here again soon, lots of love

spudballoo said...

I am completely done with Feb. February can just shuffle off now...bored bored bored of it. And, yes, how can it be so long when it's so short?

I just finally made a space for myself in the house today. I've been perching on the dining room table and it was getting old. My writing room has been the general dumping room, but no longer. Alas the lovely Danish desk is delayed, won't be here for another month or so but I couldn't wait. So I've snitched an old table from the garage, shoved a table cloth on it and cleared out all the rubbish.

I love the ring. I accidentally purchase things too. Sometimes I'm just walking along the road and I fall in to shops. How does that happen?

One Woman's Thoughts said...

I am with you there on the women friendship part.
I have lost a few really good friends to death and I miss them so much at times. It takes a while to get some history together with someone and that is the part that we cherish. Having history together . . . it will come to you . . you just need a little more time and it will happen without you even paying attention to it.
The ring is cute too.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

just today i said to my husband, i'd like to meet a relatively new neighbor, i'd love to get to know women, intelligent women around here, not easy in the wild west. at least the first narcissi are flowering and of course snowdrops. i am lucky to live in ireland, february is the month when winter is really over. sometimes the camellias start even blooming in january. but not this year.

ImplausibleYarn said...

February always seems too long. Too long and that spring will never come. I want what you want. A space to create and lots of good girlfriends.

Sammi said...

I, too, am looking forward to the end of February, partly because its my birthday Friday and I am still of the age that I am looking forward to it!

Women are hard on each other in real life, most of my friends are male here. Maybe we need to organise a blog camp again, so we can laugh til we cry about things that glisten!

Emom said...

I absolutely know how you feel about the "girlfriend thingy"....I found some wonderful women at a support group when I went through my divorce. They are still with me now that I have re-married, and were quite encouraging when I started to date again....
don't know if that helps....take care...smiles.