Life is moving along okay here. All my loved ones are doing well. However, I was struck today by the fact that I am getting older. "Big revelation", I'm sure you are thinking. We are all getting older, unless we are dead. But the days seem to be going faster, and most of the time I would like to slow the wheels down. It would be good to not get those college alumni magazines that serve as a blatant reminder of how many years it has been since I graduated from college.
I have been trying to learn how to do a double braid eye splice today. I am impaired at the moment by the process. But I am determined to use U Tube videos and a rigging book to master this. The video fellow makes it seem so easy. I spent at least 30 minutes trying to figure out how to pull the core out that this fellow did in about 5 seconds.
The garden is growing and looking wonderful. I like this time of year because all the plants look so grand. By mid-July, this same garden will look tired and well.....old. But the mulch and irrigation system seem to be doing their wonders at the moment. And this year the fig tree will bear fruit. This tree has grown for about eight years and finally there are figs on it. I know that we are happy at the prospect of having some Italian golden figs to eat. I was beginning to wonder if it was just going to be a huge tree that never produced anything.
And finally, my blogging friend Irish over at Recovery Archives is anticipating that the death of her father is imminent. She was one of the first bloggers that I followed. Her site has so much good information and truly is an archive of recovery information. I am sure that she would appreciate your stopping by to offer a few words as she goes to see her ailing dad. As she writes, "Being old is not for sissies." Yes, I can see that it isn't.
But with the close of this day, I learned a few things. I know that the double braid has a tough core with a fairly soft exterior. If that's not a metaphor for my life, I don't know what is.