Saturday, August 8, 2009

Penmanship



I have visited a few blogs recently that have been talking about handwriting and it inspired me to do this post about my own thoughts on penmanship. I remember very vividly learning to print and do cursive handwriting. I practiced it every chance I got and loved doing it. My handwriting used to be fairly good or so people had told me. It is a real struggle to hand write anything now because I so seldom do it, or have a need to do it. When I sign my name it looks like a Dr.'s writing, barely legible. No one ever questions it though and asks me to resign it, so I think it must be okay to do it this way. Those charge card pad signatures seldom show up correctly, so perhaps they have given up on checking to make sure signatures match your card.
Anyway, the last trip to the bookstore we made I purchased this magazine that I was very impressed with. The magazine was only $6.00 and had several very informative articles in it. The advertising was minimal also. So often I buy a magazine that has far more ads than content. This one was well worth the six dollars. I copied a portion of an article from Thomas Moore to show my handwriting.







This is a poem my Mom sent me at Christmas one year. She had perfect handwriting... as did most women from her generation. I have a suitcase full of her journals and they were too personal to post, so I chose this one.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mr. Mop.....



I finished the knitted duster mop rag. I tried it out for both dry and wet and it worked well. I just need to knit several more so that I always have a clean one. If anyone is interested I will post the instructions, or you can find them free at any Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Very very easy and fast.






I love the Mr Mop commercial that has been on TV for awhile now.
I am sure you have all seen it.
They have several versions out and they are all really cute.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

One of Renie's Stories




Just a quick journal update and to give a shout out to my blogging buddy Renie. I finally made it to the bookstore to purchase this book with one of her stories in it. Several months ago she had an article in a magazine that I also bought. I really enjoy your stories Renie and I am glad that you decided to become a writer. Now I am wondering if your Grandmother loved to knit, did she teach you? I can't remember you ever talking about it on your blog, so I was just curious.

I have been pretty busy lately with this and that. I think my blogging posts will suffer some from lack of time or perhaps a lack of effort to make the time...to do more than one or two posts a week for awhile. I may get a little slow with catching up with all of your blogs also. So I apologize for that. If I have some sleepless nights, that will be when I get on the blogs, and possibly think of something creative to share here.

I did not sleep well this past week and I really don't like that! My mind just does not function well at all. I think I am going to try to do yoga and maybe take a zen meditating class at the community college. It sounded like it could help me get a good nights sleep.

Our weather had been the best that I can remember in years! Nothing to complain about or talk about in that regards, other than to say to everyone..."Hasn't the weather been beautiful!" I think people say that a lot in California, Florida and Arizona, but rarely here in the Midwest.
Have a great day and if you get the chance to get to a bookstore, hope you pick up this book with Renie's story in it.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever