Posts Tagged ‘Cairn’


Monday Musings

July 7, 2008

I want to establish some more disciplined blogging habits.   I hope to actually visit the “My Comments” section of the dashboard BEFORE I do anything else, then respond to comments here (thank you!) and then visit the bloggers blogs that have stopped by and then visit my must-visits faves, then other blogs in my roll at random (hey – wonder what THEY are up to these days…) and then post.

But I’m not disciplined.

I usually go bounce around and leave a few comments and when I do go visit My Comments, it’s always the comments I just left 2 minutes ago.  

Then I remember my google-reader and get overwhelmed how many blogs I’ve added to this service, how many posts the count is up to, and then I go do some laundry.


Did anyone watch Wimbledon?!    wow.   WOW.      I do admire the male tennis player physique…

While on vacation, no – while on the drive BACK from the holiday to the neighborhood, I was writing in my journal about all the fun things I am inspired to do!     I must be more disciplined to ACCOMPLISH and get the mosaics COMPLETE.  DONE.   I want to get back to scrapbooking.  First I must re-organize my craft room.    I want to sew.   I want to design or take apart a few dresses and recreate in other more fun fabrics!     I have curtains to hem and hang that have been patiently waiting for me for 14 months now.    I have a camera that I really should sit down with the book and understand what the thing is doing (at those times when I get the display chart and can’t get it to go back to ‘next photo ready’ aim.   I always turn it off and turn it back on.  sigh.) 

And, now, I have so much to do today that is just life stuff.   laundry, groceries, my volunteering – I’ve got 4 appts today.  TODAY!

  The latest CAIRN.  Before the 5 year old thought it was cool to knock it down…

I have company visiting later this week and I need to get ready.     Just so you know, I won’t be posting much on the ol’ blug during the next fortnight or so…

Happy July!Yours truly, Curious C


The Curious Cairn

May 14, 2008

David, over at Thoughts-0-Dave, frequently blogs about a cairn that marks his cycling route.    I suggested we ‘meme’ this…  and seeing how it was sort of my idea, I decided I best jump right to it.

According to Wikipedia, a cairn is an artificial pile of stones and many cultures over many centuries have interesting piles of stone erected for many reasons.  I didn’t have a reason for mine other than it sounded like a fun thing to do.   With eleven (some admittedly flat) rocks stacked upon a base of a chopped-down pine tree, I present to you
The Curious Cairn:


A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“To come to the party at all you have to have the agreement of these guys.” (quote by some guy named Paul Cairns)

Which inspires me to include this quote, as well:

I think the rock’n’roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap. – Robert Smith