Thursday, September 21, 2006

Crabby Old Woman....

When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee Scotland , it was believed that she had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through her meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. And this little old Scottish lady, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this "anonymous" poem winging across the Internet:

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.....we will all, day, be there, too!

Crabby Old Woman
What do you see, nurses . What do you see?
What are you thinking ........... When you're looking at me?
A crabby old woman ............ Not very wise,
Uncertain of habit, ............... With faraway eyes?
Who dribbles her food . And makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice, . "I do wish you'd try!"
Who seems not to notice .... The things that you do,
And forever is losing ............... A stocking or shoe?

Who, resisting or not, . Lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding, . The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking? .... Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse, .......You're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am .............. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, ........ As I eat at your will.

I'm a small child of ten .With a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .............. Who love one another.

A young girl of sixteen ...........With wings on her feet
Dreaming that soon now ......... A lover she'll meet.

A bride soon at twenty, ........ My heart gives a leap,
Remembering the vows . That I promised to keep.

At twenty-five now, .............. I have young of my own,
Who need me to guide ............ And a secure happy home.

A woman of thirty, ............... My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other ............... With ties that should last

At forty, my young sons . Have grown and are gone,
But my man's beside me ......... To see I don't mourn
Again we know children, ......... My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me, ............ My husband is dead,
I look at the future, ................ I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing ......Young of their own,
And I think of the years . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old woman................ And nature is cruel;
Tis jest to make old age ........ Look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles, ............ Grace and vigor depart,
There is now a stone . Where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass A young girl still dwells,
And now and again, .............. My battered heart swells.
I remember the joys, .............. I remember the pain,
And I'm loving and living ........ Life over again.

I think of the years ............. All too few, gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact . That nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people, ...... Open and see,
Not a crabby old woman; . ......Look closer....see, ME!!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Birthday Calculator...

Today I learned how to add clickable 'thumbnails' with text headers into my sidebar. Learning this stuff is more complicated than it looks! I think I'll add a section of finished works.....

Try this link to The Birthday Calculator -

Here's info for my birthday...

Your date of conception was on or about 13 September 1961 which was a Wednesday.
You were born on a Wednesdayunder the astrological sign Gemini.Your Life path number is 3.Life Path Compatibility:You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 2, 5 & 11.You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 4, 7, 8 & 22.The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2437821.5.The golden number for 1962 is 6.The epact number for 1962 is 24.The year 1962 was not a leap year.Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/5/1962 and ending 1/24/1963.You were born in the Chinese year of the Tiger.Your Native American Zodiac sign is Elk; your plant is Mullein.You were born in the Egyptian month of Mesore, the fourth month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 4 Sivan 5722.
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 22 April 1962.The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 29 April 1962.The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 7 March 1962.The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 10 June 1962.The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 17 June 1962.The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 29 September 1962.The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 19 April 1962.The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 6 March 1962. As of 9/18/2006 10:18:51 AM EDTYou are 44 years old.You are 531 months old.You are 2,311 weeks old.You are 16,175 days old.You are 388,210 hours old.You are 23,292,618 minutes old.You are 1,397,557,131 seconds old.Celebrities who share your birthday:
Staci Keanan (1975)
James 'Munky' Shaffer (1970)
Max Casella (1967)
Ena (1966)
Bjorn Borg (1956)
Sandra Bernhard (1955)
Gary U.S. Bonds (1939)
Thomas Mann (1875)Top songs of 1962
I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles
Big Girls Don't Cry by Four Seasons
Sherry by Four Seasons
Roses Are Red by Bobby Vinton
Peppermint Twist by Joey Dee & the Starliters
Telstar by Tornadoes
Soldier Boy by Shirelles
Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel
Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler
The Twist by Chubby CheckerYour age is the equivalent of a dog that is 6.3307240704501 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
There are 261 days till your next birthdayon which your cake will have 45 candles.Those 45 candles produce 45 BTUs,or 11,340 calories of heat (that's only 11.3400 food Calories!) .You can boil 5.14 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1962 there were approximately 4.2 million births in the US.In 1962 the US population was approximately 179,323,175 people, 50.6 persons per square mile.In 1962 in the US there were approximately 1,523,000 marriages (8.5%) and 393,000 divorces (2.2%)In 1962 in the US there were approximately 1,712,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.In 1962 the population of Australia was approximately 10,846,059.In 1962 there were approximately 237,081 births in Australia.In 1962 in Australia there were approximately 79,090 marriages and 7,245 divorces.In 1962 in Australia there were approximately 93,163 deaths.Your birthstone is Alexandrite -->The Mystical properties of Alexandrite
Alexandrite can assist one in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem, and augmenting ones ability to experience joy. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Pearl, Moonstone, OpalYour birth tree is
Hornbeam, the good taste
Of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, tends to egoism, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads reasonable, disciplined life, looks for kindness, an emotional partner and acknowledgment, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with her feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.There are 98 days till Christmas 2006!There are 111 days till Orthodox Christmas!The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waxing crescent.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

My first finish for 2006
the inset of the fullsized Luna chart by Ian Daniels, charted by HAED. This was an easy stitch and didn't take too long to finish.