Sunday, January 11, 2015

Climbing Mountains

"You don't climb mountains without a team, you don't climb mountains without being fit, you don't climb mountains without being prepared and you don't climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional."
Mark Udall

Name it and claim it, or Gab it and grab it. No, just because you say it doesn't mean it will actually happen.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Today my dog was not himself,
not content to follow me around,
or lay down on the ground
beside me.
He would not sit still.
He would not lay down.
He paced, and whined, and barked.
He touched my arm with his cold nose,
and when I told him to stop,
he walked around to my other side,
and nosed my other arm.

I don't speak dog.
What is up with you?
Do you want me to get up, and do what, go where?
I fed you. You have water. You've been out to potty.
Lay down.
Shut up.

by:  Paula D. Nevison

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Big December Crochet Project Finished

This was my big December crochet project. In addition to tatting ornaments, I was crocheting a square each day and putting this together as a surprise gift for the daughter of a friend of mine who lives in Texas. I mailed it out today, and put all my Christmas stuff away.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Cold Gray Day

What is gray, but black and white.
Black words on a white page.
Black and white piano keys melody.
Black ebony knitting needles and cozy soft white alpaca yarn.
Dark chocolate on vanilla ice cream.
Smudged charcoal shading and gray pencil lines.
This cold gray day is turning out fine.

by:  Paula D. Nevison 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Facts are Facts

You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.”
― Daniel Patrick Moynihan