Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beanie #7 & The Daily Pie

Yesterday I was in Goulburn for work and it was COLD.

So last night I made a new beanie. This is beanie number 7.

Do you think I went over board with the buttons? No, I don't think so either.

Lucky I had a new beanie, because today was a CRAP day. I chaired a meeting for a colleague and I did a CRAP job at it. The meeting got away, and off topic and I just couldn't pull it back. It really wasnt obvious to me or anyone else that actually, I am usually rather good a facilitating groups and meetings and getting folks to play nice with each other. I am still sick with the flu, and I was tired and my brain just wasn't nimble enough to keep up.

I think the problem was that the meeting room was too warm for me to keep my beanie on. Because I reckon if I had been able to wear it, then they would never have gotten away.

Anyway. Sometimes I wonder why there are humans, and why I have to work with them.

And then I put on my new beanie, and drop in on my compost heaps to feel how hot and lovely they are even in this cold weather, and then I go out and feed the ducks and the chooks and everyone quacks and clucks and fluffs and all is right in the world.

In other news, the Grand Purl Baa Queen of Tea Cozies was interviewed on Radio National yesterday morning and she was WONDERFUL. Go Loani!!!!

In other other news, for all you ONCians, I have had lunch here at The Daily Pie twice and it is HEAVEN. You see, a sad thing happened a couple of months ago when Cedar Organics in Goulburn closed, and my source of lentil patties with organic salad and homemade relish was cut off. But then Helen and her team of gorgeous things opened up a PIE SHOP at Collector and well............everything is going to be just fine.

It is the COOLEST WARMEST FUNKIEST place ever and can you really go wrong with delicious homemade pies nestled on oceans of mashed potato, gravy and peas? I didn't think so.

There, I feel better now.


The Machinist's Wife said...

Hi Duckie

It was so COOL and exciting to see your comment on our blog! Thanks for your sweetness and kindness! I love the way you write, and can easily get lost with you on your ramblings - especially those with the ducks and chookies and garden and walking and.... well. It's lovely and refreshing to read about your world and I love the 'escape'. Reminds me so much of our life pre pies! Mind you - I get into the garden whenever possible and our herb bed is thriving, despite the neglect. My darling dad scooped heaps and heaps of fallen leaves into black bags, waiting for their transfer to the vegetable beds. I love to cover them with their leafy winter blankets and by the time I get to them, I'm sure they'll be nice and broken down and full of good nutrition.
Anyway, all this just to let you know that we appreciate hearing from you. Say "G'day" when you're in again? Now I'm off to tell the girls....


Grand Purl Baa said...

Hi Duckie
You are a mad woman and I love you too. Ta for visiting GPB. That is a magic beanie to have all those powers. Perhaps if you thought of humans as chooks without feathers. This old chook isn't too enamoured of humans in a meeting either.

Looking forward to the tea cosy repost. Go Duckie.

Jacqui said...

Everyone should have a green beanie. In fact, I made up a song about my green beanie (goes to David Bowie's tune of Gene Genie)...maybe another day!

meetings + flu + over heated rooms = is bound to equal a crap day. There is a reason I blog about chickens...I really prefer their company to many of the humans I know. Glad you could come home with a pie in your belly, compost under your fingernails and a fluffy brood to put you right with the world.

And yah for find my favourite Ducks talking to my favourite Purlie in the one spot! You make a mean tea cosie (I've seen them before) so it's only natural you should love each other too! And no, you didn't go overboard on the buttons :) Hope today is better xx

Von said...

You can never go over the top with a beanie!!!
Sounds as if you could do with adding some geese to you flock, they add enormously to the "do we need humans factor?"

The Duck Herder said...

green beanie.....da de da da ......
green beanie....it goes with these pants.......

green beanie, it helps me to dance.......

have been singing it ever since......