Well, that’s that then

Where did February go?

I was planning on posting a Wordle map of each month’s witterings as we pass through the year. I did manage one for January. A few minutes ago I trotted off to Wordle to feed it my February archive and what did I find? Wordle is down! Apparently there is a legal issue over use of the Wordle trademark. I cannot say that I am surprised – I am sure that when I first found wordle.net I was reminded of a boxed game by that name and therefore surprised that the name was in use for the online application. Memory may be fuzzy however.

So, it’s March tomorrow. I doubt that Wordle would have thrown up many obsessions in February that differed from January‘s – and I doubt even more that March would bring any further difference. Let us face it – we are thoroughly bogged down in wool here. There was a reason for that – other people. Mean people. Narrow minded people. Spiteful people. You know – the kind that cannot bear anybody to have a personal opinion that differs from their own, anybody with a voice, an ambition, an experience… and that’s without mentioning stalkers. So I muted mine.

Boring, isn’t it?


It is a pity, though – there is so much in life to enjoy and to rejoice in.

We must find some way of injecting life into this part of the blogosphere that will not invite the meanness in. So, how about a little more reader participation? Let’s have some comments and discussion. Let us get to know each other!

If Wordle had been working today I expect some key terms that it would have shown up would have been:

  • Knitting
  • Needles
  • Silk
  • Evenstar
  • Haiti

So, here is your question – if Wordle could take a look at your life in February 2010, what obsessions might it have revealed? 3 to 5 single words for the rest of us to ponder, please – in the Comments section below. Go on, play a game with me… keep it clean 🙂

In the meantime – NaBloPoMo’s suggestion of a blog prompt for March is strange(r) and that speaks to me. I am not looking to write  a post on a daily basis, though I am very pleased to be posting more frequently. I might take a lead from NaBloPoMo from time to time, so perhaps we might anticipate a little strangeness here from time to time.

And, in a strange quirk of fate – a stranger is just a friend that I haven’t got to know yet. That hands the ball back to you and the Comments section, does it not?


Bitterroot Shawl “Thank You” Draw

Today is the last day for telling me that you have contributed to MSF by any route at all (p/hop etc.) in the wake if the Haitian earthquake. I’ll be drawing the winner for the shawl tomorrow from the list of commenters, plus those who contacted me in private. Numbers will be assigned and a winner drawn by generating a random number from the set. I will contact the winner and ask them for their postal address. If I do not receive a reply within 7 days, the draw will be taken again. Repeat until successful.

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Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020


  1. February 28, 2010

    I think might might feature the words work, weekend and knitting strongly… again! I seem to be working far too hard right now and simply living from weekend to weekend.

    • February 28, 2010

      Hang on in there , Katie, and it will be Easter before you know it. I wouldn’t be a teacher for all the tea in China 🙂

  2. Susan aka paintermom
    March 13, 2010

    My February words would be: invitations, knitting, Bar Mitzvah, planning, and snow.

    I love reading your blog. Hang in there!

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