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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

A Cat Doing What A Cat Does June 21, 2018

Filed under: Cats,Katerina,Mice,Seasons,Summer Solstice — Janet @ 4:43 pm

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IMG_5759  Sad demise – I’ve buried the bird and feel awful. I’m glad Katerina doesn’t catch birds very often.  I buried a field mouse yesterday – I felt badly about that also – but not quite so bad.

Does the cat’s recent behavior have anything to do with the Solstice?  I wonder.

 

Genealogy Has Me In A Spin June 20, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy — Janet @ 6:07 pm

I’ve went away for a week and now it has taken a week to get caught up to where I was before I went away.  I have been particularly slow in figuring out what I was doing in my genealogy research.  In fact in an unexpected lightening bulb moment last night I suddenly remembered that I was slowly and methodically adding to my annotated list of my ancestors who emigrated from the British Isles to North America.  And the core document for that exercise is a blog entry originally compiled in July 2016.

To add to my confusion I bought a new laptop and am having trouble getting set up.  That old eircom email address is snarling  things up.  Anything eircom is no longer validd or operational.

 

Katerina Wants My (Her!) Chair

Filed under: Cats,Katerina,Seasons,Summer — Janet @ 4:04 pm

IMG_5756  stretching out in the early morning sun

 

Rodrigo Lopez, Royal Physician June 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:10 pm

The Freelance History Writer

Dr. Rodrigo Lopez (left) speaking to a Spaniard by Dutch engraver Esaias Hulsius (1570-1624)

Queen Elizabeth I of England suffered from intermittent fevers, a bothersome leg which caused her to limp occasionally and incessant rumors of female troubles among other illnesses. But overall she was in good health and lived to the ripe old age of seventy. Because she lived so long and had many ailments, it was necessary to have a large staff of physicians to deal with the aging monarch.

The older Elizabeth got, the thinner she got. One physician examined her in 1566 and was so alarmed by her skeletal appearance he feared she was becoming consumptive and developing kidney stones. Many royal doctors did not want the responsibility for keeping such a frail woman alive believing she was too fragile and weak. But she would have the last word as she outlived all of them.

Records…

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Katerina Exploring June 18, 2018

Filed under: Animal Behavior,Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 8:54 pm

IMG_5737  This is at the front of the house.  Katerina is eyeing the neighbor’s yard.  She will saunter over as if she is quite familiar with the territory.

 

My Deck in the Early Morning Sun

Filed under: Flowers,Photography,Seasons,Shadows — Janet @ 3:52 pm

7 a.m.

 

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Flowers and shadows

 

Feelings Of Alienation? Belonging? etc

Filed under: Books,Memories,Novels — Janet @ 3:38 pm

IMG_5723  Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie.  A wonderful book and particularly appropriate reading after numerous discussions last weekend at my 60th reunion at Middlebury College in Vermont.