May Day: May 1, 1985
No running around maypoles for me that day. I was too busy sweating, begging for relief, and crying “May Day, May Day.”
My membranes had ruptured a week earlier and contrary to what “people say” when your water breaks it does NOT mean you are in labor and will be giving birth momentarily.
When the flood gates broke (unfortunately while I was in bed), my husband grabbed my carefully prepacked travel bag which contained everything from a brand new soft bathrobe to a clock, and we fled post haste to the hospital. My doctor unveiled the bad news, I was “not ready.” But what about those pains I was feeling every now and again? No, he said, those were not contractions, when I had REAL contractions I would know it.
So I waited at home. Seven long days. And I learned things I did not want to learn. Read more…
We sometimes feel we’re to blame in some way for what our gram’s become. She used to be quite happy here until she started on the crochet. Now she can’t do without it. Twenty balls of wool a day sometimes. And if she can’t get the wool she gets violent.
While the above statement was said more than 30 years ago on an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, it rings just as true today.
Someone, we don’t know who, but clearly someone with a serious crocheting and knitting habit, has been terrorizing a land preserve in Weston, Connecticut, as reported in The Weston Forum.
The culprit and accomplice (Miss Daisy requires a driver), are leaving their unmistakable tags everywhere. Well in a few spots anyway. The vandals arranged four pink, gold, and green crocheted cozies to look like yarn caterpillars on tree branches at the reserve.
Not content to just quickly dump their wool and run, or amble slowly away with their walkers, these derelicts spent their sweet time carefully attaching their crocheted creations, loop by colorful loop, over the branches.
If arrested, they could be charged with aggravated knitting. Read more…
If you love Downton Abbey (and let’s face it, you either love it or you haven’t seen it), watch this very clever and lovely “Sneak Peek” of Episode One of the upcoming season, staged at 54 Below in New York.
Kudos to writers: John Walton West, Jason Michael Snow, Greg Monteith, Kevin Duda, Lisa Lambert, Simon Pearl, David McCall.
Performers: Christina Bianco, Jane Blass, Ron Bohmer, John Bolton, Catherine Charlebois, Alison Cimmet, Lewis Cleale, Rick Crom, Matt Doyle (fan favorite), Kathy Fitzgerald, Randy Graff, Jeremy Jordan, Mike Kelton, Leigh Ann Larkin, Christiane Noll, Laura Osnes, Jane Pfitsch, Tory Ross, Brian Sears, Tony Sheldon, Craig Schulman, Jennifer Smith, Elizabeth Stanley, Mary Stout, Tony Tillman, Rosie Colosi, Nikka Lanzarone, Adam Lendermon, Jess Patty, Nick Spangler, and Ryan Worsing.
And of course the Inimitable Imitator himself: Colin Mochrie
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