May 2015 letter
We had the tailend of Ciara's visit and meeting Chris and his boys at
the beginning of the month. It was a very good visit (see visits link).
They are both just graduated from law school and are starting their
articling. Ciara will be articling with Merrilee's partnership (mother,
sister and uncle).
I have a new computer but I didn't set in up while they were here. It
came with Windows installed but I have got rid of that. It
is now Linux and not Windows and has a lot of stuff moved over from the
old machine but there is more (the hard bits) to do. When I tried to
get the program that I use to create and update this site each month, I
found it had been changed (improved?) and it is long longer free or
supported with my Linux provider. After much looking for new programs
and going around in circles with the old one, I decided to use the same
program that I use for my blogs - tried and true Wordpress. That means
that I will be different next month. I will take the opportunity to
change things. The old materal in the current site will get moved over
slowly and with some culling. The first month in the new site may be a
little thin and/or a little late. The site's URL will be http://janetspace.dyslectern.info.
Harry is busy with the garage building, working as quickly as he can. (see house link)
It was tree blooming time. The neighbours have great trees and we had
blooms on the laburnum, acacia, cherry, hawthorn, and dogwood. There were some
nice wild flowers as well including a bumper crop of the little pyramid
orchads. The garden is growing although I haven't got as much in as I
hoped. We have to mow like mad this time of year.
The neighbour has borrowed sheep. He is housing some in the good
weather for the neighbour along the back road. (see photo) There is a
lot of ba's these days and Ginger looks at them a lot. They are
not having a mow like us - if we had a fence, we could have sheep do
the work too. But the sheep got out of their fenced area the other day
while the neighbours were away. They did a nice trim on the hedge but
then they noticed the garden. Harry got the owner of the sheep to come
over with a bucket of grain and attracted them back to their proper
place.They did have a lettuce fed while they were in the garden.
May is my mother's month: her name, her birthday, her burial and
Mother's Day. I remember her more in May than in other month but it
also makes me love this month more than others. "The twenty-four of May
is the Queen's birthday. If we don't get a holiday, we'll all run
away." I remember her saying that on the 24th, even though Victoria had
been dead many years. Her birthday and burial were in May 24th.
That little black dog
is coming on my patch
- under the fence - and
making up to my humans.
Quizzes – why do I do these?
How much do you know about aging? Score 19/20
“Congratulations! Your score of 19 shows that you understand a
great deal about how foods and stress interact in your body to either
slow the aging process, or speed it up. I'm willing to bet there are
still several foods, herbs, spices, tips & tricks that you do not
know that can help propel you to even greater heights of youth and
vitality. Please continue on to discover how to not only SLOW the
aging process, but also look & feel 5-10 years younger!”
How good are you with plural words? All correct But
it is easier with multiple choice than actually spelling them – I
am not a great speller! These were the words: Knives, Emphases,
Crises, Oxen, Radii, Elves, Cacti, Curricula, Synopses, Media
“Most people struggled with this quiz – but not you! We’re
not sure if you’re a writer, or just a grammar aficionado, but you
absolutely dominated this quiz! Great job!”
Your perfect job is - bodyguard What a joke!! Got
me wrong this time.
“You're a good judge of people, trustworthy and loyal. As a
bodyguard, you could be wonderful at ensuring safety! You analyze
every situation quickly and thoroughly, and you can recognize in a
heartbeat if you're dealing with a friend or a foe. You know that a
bodyguard doesn't only have to have strength, but also brains and an
eye for the crucial details. In seemingly hopeless situations, you
always have a solution ready. And your clients know that they can
always count on you. You should really become a bodyguard!”