Accomplish your visions.
Persevere in your ambitions.
Only then can you negate
Visions and ambitions
....................Whatever you want to do, do it to the fullest. There are just a few provisions. First, you must realize that nothing is forever. You may achieve your goals only to find out that they are no longer important to you. This is all right. That means you have come to the end of your interest and are now free to go on to something else. Secondly, your ambitions should not determine your life. You are a human being first, and your goals are merely adjuncts to your basic quest as a person.
Den Ming Dao
Occasionally I put these quotes up from my Tao Daily Meditation book and I hope that it does not offend anyone. When I put one of these passages up, it is because it speaks to me at the time. Today's passage was very meaningful to me in a few ways. My DH can attest to my tendency to become obsessed with a new interest. I love how this passage says that it is OK to achieve your goal and then look forward to the next interest on the horizon.
A number of years ago, building websites was my
obsession passion. This was back when ISP's were first making their appearances. I learned how to build websites by typing code and then moved on to Adobe Page Mill. I have been able to maintain the websites that I created back then, but I am feeling that it is time to move into the new millennium. Feeling the need to build a website for my business, the dogs and the bunnies, I am struggling with just how l ittle much I really want to go back to the pick and learn method of learning a new software. To all you computer geeks out in blog land......which do you prefer? Front-page or Dreamweaver??
OK.........enough with "Websites and on to "Wabbits"
Isn't it amazing what a difference one week makes with baby bunnies? No longer do they look like pink little mice. This litter is looking like it will be a litter of Tortoiseshell bunnies.....although, one may be a fawn. I am so excited to see how many of these babies seem to be carrying what is called the "rufus" gene. Rufus is another term for red. This is a repeat breeding for me. In the last litter I had a gorgeous red torte, named Glinda, that I sold to Claudia of Countrywool. As much as I regretted letting her go.....I knew that she had a good home. Unfortunately, she was frightened by a dog that made it's way into Claudia's barn, which resulted in a broken back and she had to be put down. So there are a few of us, hoping for a few red babies in this litter.
Twice a day, I check in on Bonnie and her babies. I check to make sure that all are still alive and thriving and that no one is tangled up in the fur that Mom pulls to line her nest with. The last few days, it has been a bit colder here and today, I had a hard time finding the nest. I use what is called a drop nest for babies. Somehow, Bonnie had completely covered her nest up with hay. I literally had to dig the babies out. From this picture you can see how deep Bonnie made her nest. After I took the babies out for the above picture, I cleaned out alot of the hay and put the babies back in. As I was putting them back in, I noticed that a few looked a bit dehydrated and Bonnie's nipples were very very swollen. That told me that most likely, Bonnie couldn't find her way back to her babies either to feed them...........yikes!
Seeing how swollen Bonnie was, I decided to take the babies that looked the most dehydrated out of the nest. I popped them into the pocket in my jacket, sat with Mom in my easy chair, and let them nurse one by one. Mom got some relief and the needy babies got an extra fill up at the milkbar. Needless to say, I eliminated a good amount of the hay that was in Bonnie's cage, so that she couldn't fill the nest up again.
I will head down south to look for buttons on Monday. My DH has to go to Concord for a business meeting and I will go with him. Three uninterrupted hours to shop at places like "The Elegant Ewe", "The Fiber Studio" and maybe a trip over to "Harrisville"...........YIPPEE!!!
I love days when I actually have an excuse to aimlessly wander around in my favorite stops...
A finished object .............finally.....woohoo! This is the Branching Out Scarf on the new knitty. Fellow blog writer, Susan, wrote this wonderful little pattern. This is such an enjoyable pattern to knit. There is a wonderful rhythm that you move into as you work on this pattern.
Made with my own rovings, which is a blend of 60% merino and 40% angora from my bunnies here.
Enjoy your week~