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A goose, a play thing, and a rabbit-goat-techie

I am trying to get into the habit of drawing every day in my journal. Here are some things I drew recently:

housegoose This one is a goose with her nightgown on.

many-legged-thing This one is like one of those things you see in plays where an animal is made by hiding people under a blanket.

Rabbit Guy This fellow is a weird kind of goat-rabbit-fat techie.

Commencement 2010

Dear Attentive Reader,

Well, it is graduation time again, and, as I have not been asked to give any commencement speeches, I would like to give some advice here, in my blog, to all the recently coined alumni.

First, let me say that it is I, Harriet, hosting the blog today. Once in a while I do get off the new chaise and make my way to the computer. (Though computers aren’t really my forte, and this one makes a very loud electronic whooshing sound which gets under my apron.)

Here are three small jewels for you to take home to your own chaise and cogitate at your leisure:

From Mrs. Beeton’s Kitchen:
1. Dirty saucepans filled with hot water begin to clean themselves.

From Our First President:
2. Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.

And from my favorite writer, Eudora Welty:
3. A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.

And finally, a picture by the elder weasel, which demonstrates an attitude of great openness which all alumni should endeavor to cultivate in the big, wide world.

Until the next,
I remain,
your trusted rabbit,
and good friend,

Weasels Take Up Entomology

Hello Readers and Happy June,

You will be interested to know that the weasels have taken a great interest in bugs. Will the insect world benefit?

The younger weasel is particularly interested in the butterfly and has illustrated the insect’s varied career:


The elder weasel has been studying bugs in some sort of laboratory she set up:

Have a closer look:

It does not appear to me that this bug is doing well. What do you think?

Shall we call the ASPCB?

Harriet says we should take that contraption away from the weasels and keep them indoors. She has not always been treated respectfully by the weasels. Nor have I, for that matter. Nor have I.

And on the subject of bugs, Harriet would like to mention the passing of a good friend of hers, Louise Bourgeois. Louise was a great lover of insects and was also very old.

And with that, dear reader, I leave you.

Wishing you a lovely June,
in harmony with bugs,
we remain your
Good Friends,
Harriet and Mickey

Looking for Love

Dear Spring Reader,

Did you read my personal ad? Did you tell your single dog friends about it? I must admit I am baffled by the lack of response. Harriet says that it’s too cryptic. She thought maybe someone from the CIA might respond. But I’m not looking for a spy dog! I guess I won’t know anyway if a spy dog responds since she will have to lie about her true job. Oh dear.

I felt sure that any seasoned love-seeker would know all the secret codes. And surely the dog for me has been looking a long time for the perfect match, and I will be her happy ending.

In the meantime, I have begun self medicating (as they say). Have you heard of the Bach Flower Remedies, Dear Reader?

They are wonderful little mood alterers in a bottle. To decide which ones are for you, you must begin with a questionnaire.

I am taking Chicory (I need to be needed and want my loved ones close/I feel unloved and unappreciated by my family) and White Chestnut (I relive unhappy events or arguments over and over again). Harriet says I should also be taking Vine (I am strong-willed, ambitious and often bossy), but I don’t consider that a problem.

I also picked up a couple of bottles for Harriet: Honeysuckle (I’m often homesick for the “way it was”/I think more about the past than the present), Olive (I feel completely exhausted, physically and/ or mentally) and Water Violet (I give the impression that I’m aloof). I slip them into her morning tea, and just yesterday she sprang from the chaise and said,”Let’s do something new this weekend!”

So on tomorrow we’re off to the Quincy Library.

Here’s wishing you an exciting and new weekend, Dear Friend.

Your Loyal, Lonely,
But Improving,