Monday, October 29, 2007


Dscn2578 Four more weeks until I'll have my camera back in my hands! It will be Thanksgiving for sure! 

With threats of frosty nights as a constant reminder that winter is approaching and there isn't a thing I can do about it.  I strongly dislike this season with its bitter cold and high maintenance required for clothing and vehicles.  This is one season I would never ever miss.  I can only hope that its a mild one without knee deep snows and below zero temperatures and ice storms!

My big adventure this past week was hitting Wild Oats with its 50% off everything in the store except for beer which was 20%!!!!! I wonder if this happened anywhere else in the country?  Whole Foods purchased Wild Oats last month and here the 2 stores are less than a quarter mile apart so Wild Oats closed its doors.  It was a mad house...we, my friend Petra and I, arrived 30 minutes after opening and the lines where front to back and the aisles where jammed packed.  We were there for 3 hours with 2.5 hours spent in line...the only thing better than 50% off groceries would have been free gas!  I only took a hundred bucks and stocked up on teas, skin care, condiments, juices, a cd, nothing that I couldn't have lived without, which is prolly why it was so much fun...but there were folks who came to seriously shop. The highest total I overheard was 800 and that was with the 50% off.  It was kinda fun in a crazy sort of way.

My upcoming adventure this week will be me giving a poetry reading at a private gathering of poets.  Its been very close to 3 years since I did a reading and I'm looking forward to it.  In preparing for it, I actually got an idea for a quilt which I placed in my idea book to work on after the first of the year.  I keep turning over ways to incorporate poetry and quilts and specifically my own poetry.  I've been dismissing ideas because they are not bold or dramatic enough but this recent idea is quite simple but it is working for me because it gives equal weight to the textile and the written word. I shall see....

Judy tagged me a while back on the 7 random things about me and I'm going to play this time (I don't like memes and quizzes) because I like Judy's blog and I know she will never tag me again and I can do anything once for a friend. ;)

1. I've had beer with jalepenos in the bottom.

2. I'm a Scrabble fanatic but haven't played in a long while.

3. I really dig the poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye.

4. I love coffee and I'm snobbish about it...will not drink coffee that is artificially flavored...that just messes up the bean.

5. I was a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 7 years and loved it! I only stopped due to ill health.

6. I never did learn to roller skate inspite of attempting to several times in my teens and in my 20s.  The last time I tried I was in my late 30s and an 80 year old woman who had knee surgery 8 months prior kept passing me up.

7. I cooked buffalo meat for the first time yesterday.  I prepared steaks on a Foreman grill and they were delicious.  I purchased them 2 weeks ago after sampling a bite at a local farmer's market.  We all loved them!

If you read my 7 things, then consider yourself tagged! 



  1. I'm with you on the subject of winter. We had our first hard frost night before last and my body already hurts a lot more than it did at this time last week. I think about combining fiber art and poetry, too, but not very concretely. Over the weekend my husband brought some boxes of my old writing out of the attic for me to sort. Maybe something I discover there will be an inspiration.

  2. Hey, Karoda - great to see a picture of you. I am finally playing catch-up with some of my favorite blobs and am enjoying seeing what you have been up to. I HATE winter. Bleh - it wouldn't be bad if I didn't ever have to leave the house...
    Love that quilt with the 3 fabrics - great job putting them together. My favorite is the peach with the circles, but they all look good.

  3. Winter isn't something we worry about here. Fires, earthquakes, mudslides, but no snow :)I spent many a year in bitter cold Michigan winters, though, so I hear you. It's nice to hear you are working in poetry again.
    Your blog looks great, and I love your picture. Jen

  4. I can't wait to see what you come up with as far as textiles and poetry! Wish I could hear your reading, but do let us know how it goes.
    We really don't have tough winters here, but the cold plays havoc with my joints now. I used to love winter, but not so much any more.

  5. Wishing you blessings for your reading ..Hope it goes wonderfully.
    LOVE that shirt ..what a wondrous color combination.
    Love your blog and hope the weather does not get too cold ... I love it/hate it too !

  6. Wishing you blessings for your reading ..Hope it goes wonderfully.
    LOVE that shirt ..what a wondrous color combination.
    Love your blog and hope the weather does not get too cold ... I love it/hate (the cold) too!

  7. DO NOT! Do NOT! pu-leeze , don't even mention the cold which in my region can mean snow and ICE.
    I live in fear of the ice so much so that I stock up the freezer and pantry and do not leave the house
    on slippery days. It helps to be semi-retired now but even my mind slows way down at the mention of cold...winter...did someone say, freeze? Anyway...
    Love the picture of you, it's good to have a face with the words and love the color of the garment you are wearing.
    May your words liquify and be as gold, flowing from your mouth at the reading.

  8. Did I tell you how Stunning that color is on you? It makes you glow.

  9. wow........I'm so honored! I gave up on checking to see if you'd play.....and I promise, cross my heart, that I'll never EVER ask you again!