We took time out yesterday to paddle about the shores of our beautiful lake. My muscles are getting stronger and I'm finding I can go a BIT further and faster, but it will be a long time before I get strong enough we could paddle to town....
THE BOAT NOSING IT'S WAY!
We had a young couple come for dinner last night - they are getting married very soon and we, as part of our church, were to mentor and encourage them. They will be fine, they have the right values. It was good to share the evening with them and it caused us to look back over the past years and to appreciate the tall tree, with good strong roots, our marriage has become.
I'm going to keep this entry short as I am looking forward to an early start out-of-doors today, working in the yard. You all have a wonderful day!
Interesting articles I heard this weekend on NPR -
A slave labor operation in the brick kilns of China's Shanxi province has been uncovered. For years, boys as young as eight have been working in horrifying conditions. But authorities have just begun to free the workers and make arrests. As NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells Liane Hansen, there are reports from Shanxi and Henan provinces that poor children are among those who have been abducted to work as forced laborers. Boys as young as eight years of age were reportedly sold for about $65 each to unscrupulous bosses. Then, they were forced to work 14 to 16 hours a day making bricks in primitive kilns.
Host Liane Hansen speaks with James Kakalios, a professor at the University of Minnesota's School of Physics and Astronomy, and author of "The Physics of Superheroes." Lately he's been thinking about the unique strengths of Sandman in Spider-man 3.
Today in History:
1178 - Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno
1815 - Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington
1872 - Woman's Sufferage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall
1873 - Susan B Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President
1892 - Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
1898 - Amusement pier opens - Atlantic City - NJ
1928 - Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to cross Atlanti
1959 - 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
1977 - Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time - It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
Good Thought For Your Day:
Imperfection is in some sort of essential to all we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body. Nothing that lives is, or can be, rigidly perfect. The foxglove blossom - a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom- is a type of the life of this world. And in all things that live there are certain irregularities and deficiencies which are not only signs of life but sources of beauty. No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit to irregularity as they simply imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression. All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed. - by John Ruskin
ALL MY DUCKS IN A ROW!
BARB'S HANDY TIP #284
Knit in 3d
Oh DEAR - I can't remember exactly which of you sent me a comment regarding this idea of knitting in 3d - I HAD to go investigate. What a cool concept, and I located this website which contains photos as well as free patterns! Please DO send your cool website ideas for me to share!