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A Noiseless Patient Spider
Walt Whitman

A noiseless patient spider,
I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
Ever reeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.

And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres
to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile
anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.

Thanks to CreativeMGE for this one on the BC fora 🙂

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I actually finished this blanket last week, but I like to wait till the person who it’s for has it already before posting pictures everywhere, so that’s why it’s taken me so long!

I learned how to knit last year when I was staying with Tzurriz, ok that’s not entirely fair, I’ve been taught a few times, but never really picked it up, but this time I had time on my side – I was spending a lot of time sitting on buses, and I can’t read on buses, but apparently I *can* knit! So I really got it this time. So after knitting several scarves, I kinda got a bit sick of them, and started a blanket, which is currently in hibernation, because I don’t really like what I’ve done so far, and will probably unravel it and use the yarn for something else.

Then I found out a friend was  pregnant, which gives me the ultimate excuse to branch out from scarves, and 9 months later we have this magnificent beast!

I just found an equivalent to the tim tam slam! The gooey stroopwafel! Just in case the stroopwafel wasn’t good enough as is – this is truly heaven on earth!

Basically what it says (for those of you who don’t want to watch the video) is that if you put the stroopwafel (pronounced strope – vaaaaa – fil) over a hot drink, it melts the syrup in the middle and makes it all gooey and smells kinda cinnamony. And tastes 1000 times better (if that’s even possible!).

I foresee lots of visits to the Dutch shop in my future!

One of the things I love about my job is that I get home and get all my mail at once. It’s so much fun – especially when I first got the job cos I’d get home and there would usually be a pile of packages on my bed – people have calmed down (ok when I say people I mean Skyring!) which is good for Mt.TBR, but I haven’t ever come home to no (interesting) mail!

Yesterday when I got home, there was a wonderful postcard from my good friend Wombles – she writes wonderful postcards, as I’ve written about before. This one is super cool though – it’s a fold down postcard, so you still get to open it, and inside are a whole lot of ‘smile’ quotes. I know they made me smile! Plus it has stickers on it (I’m a serious sucker for stickers!)

The postcard has made it’s way to my wall of postcards, just above the pillow I usually sleep on 🙂

Sorry I’ve been missing in action for a while. Work has been insanely busy and crazy and tiring (plus I was reading a really good book!).

Yesterday I had a really nice moment where I was trying to explain something to someone. I’d tried to explain in a couple of different ways to no avail and then they finally got it!

We have a competition that we run at work for the kids called extra for experts, and if the kids want they can try and explain the science behind one of four specified exhibits. When they’ve got it they can get a card clipped and then go in to win a prize. We have some adult helpers to help us to clip the cards and one of our helpers couldn’t understand one of the four exhibit (even though she had an answer sheet!).

When she finally figured it out it made me smile. One of the reasons I love my job! Those teachworthy moments are so great!

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