"The LORD will always guide you and provide good things to eat when you are in the desert. He will make you healthy. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water or like a stream that never runs dry." Isaiah 58:10-12

28 February 2012

Spring is here!!

Okay, I know some would say it's a bit early to be crowing about the arrival of spring. Nevertheless, the weather in our area has been rather warm and breezy over the past several days and it's hard not to think that perhaps the season of robins, baby birds, baby squirrels and planting new things in the garden has arrived. Actually, the robins really have arrived. I saw one from my living room window the other day and almost burst into song with the joy of it. I'm looking forward to really being able to get out and have fun in the yard and the gardens.

I have a feeling that, if plants could talk, the ones in both of my gardens would be saying "It's about time!" After a year of illness and surgery on my part, both the herb and vegetable gardens are in a serious state of neglect (especially the vegetable garden!) It will take some serious work to get them back into shape, however, hope springs eternal!

I've sent an sos to some colleagues and asked for help, so hopefully at least some parts of the labor will go a bit more smoothly than before. We'll see!

03 January 2012

Meme me me me ... What?

I got a good laugh recently when one of my colleagues told me about the Ryan Gosling meme craze that seems to be sweeping through several professional communities via the internet. It's going through the geeks of Silicon Valley, the economists, the political science/campaign trail workers and, yes, even the library world.

I've never been much of a "joiner," but this one was just too good to pass up. So .... here's my contribution:

I wonder what Mr. Gosling thinks about all of this?