Thursday, June 12, 2008

Public Service Announcement

The definition of enabling is :
    doing for someone things they should be capable of doing themselves.

 As opposed to the definition of helping, which is:
    doing something for someone that they are not capable of doing themselves.

I saw that the World needed this reminder, so I provided it.
So, there you have it.

Read it over a few times, and try to incorporate it into your day.

Remember, we're all in this together.

The time I spent sitting at the polls on Tuesday enabled me to do this:



That was totally an accident with the remote, it was on the chair.

Finished, and I love it. And Thing One loves it. And it's not for her. And she's pissed.
I will have to do another one. I may do one for each kid, for xmas pictures.
You know, if I start now, they may get to wear them for their High School Graduation.
note to self: learn to knit continental. Got to knit faster!!


Not the thickest we've ever had, but pretty miserable.


It's really cool when you can't even see that big tree and leaning shack . Once, from where this picture was taken, I couldn't see the basketball court (on the right).
THAT was some fog!

A picture can't show it, but this was blowing in like smoke. 

That's the best I can do, folks. You'll have to visit the island in June for the full experience.

Now, speaking of experience...
  We have visiting musicians here with us this week! In lieu of a music teacher at school, we have a week long intensive music class. This year the 'teachers' have rented violins, one per kid, for every kid in school! They have been having lessons all week, and on Friday they will perform an Operatic version of "Peter and the Wolf".
They are all working their tails off, writing the songs and original scores, and practicing on their instruments. It's awesome!

One of the musicians, Bo Newsome,  has been coming out for a few years to do this program. We just love him! Sadly, the other musician who usually accompanies him, Sally Bloom, was unable to make it this week due to a scheduling conflict. We will miss her. There are two other musicians here with Mr. Newsome, who I will get to meet tonight at an Open House. I'll bring the camera...if I know Bo, there will be music!!

Full Bio's on our traveling musicians tomorrow, and the Opera on Friday.


  1. The sweater came out wonderfuly!

  2. CONGRATS!!!! The sweater is absolutely beautiful!

  3. fog rolling in like smoke... I know exactly what you're talking about! We lived in San Francisco for three years, and we could watch is _rolling_ down the streets. Driving south from the city there was a ridge of hills that would hold the fog back until it started spilling over the top like some strange water flow. It is something that still inspires awe every time I go back. It's one of the main reasons I'd actually consider getting a video camera, because a picture just doesn't do it justice.

    BTW, I found your blog through the comment you left on january one's site regarding the death of blogs. I also started blogging this jan/feb so yours stood out and winked at me when I read it. I have to say, I'm really enjoying reading yours.. I think I just might link to it!