Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More Bits

I was wondering about this machine last year. Unbeknown to me, they were working on one in my city, right under my nose. I'm always the last to know until I open up the paper and read about it. But it's very cool. I'm not sure when there will be practical applications for MS, but that can't be too far away. I must phone around and see if I know anyone connected with the machine that I can cajole into giving me a tour......though I suppose I'll have to promise not to try and take it apart no matter how badly I want to see the little parts.

I drive by a sign on the highway outside the local food bank office. They always have some interesting little sayings up there and the one that's been there for the past couple of days really made me think and I meant to incorporate it into yesterday's post :"He who limps is still walking." That reminds me of the scene in the Monty Python movie The Holy Grail with the knight whose arms and legs are cut off and he shouts to his fleeing assailant, "Come back and I'll bite you to death!" As long as there is life, there is will. And as they say, where there's a will there's a way. We should all take a page from Herrad and remember to acknowledge the difficulties while celebrating the victories, even if it means hanging on by our teeth.

I am pleased to report on the first flowers of spring. OK, so they aren't actually sprouting from my garden. A beautiful pot of crocus was left in front of my door the other night by a secret admirer. I suspected one person but she insists it wasn't her. Anyway, it turns out that the flowers are part of a fundraising campaign by the CNIB, Canadian National Institute for the Blind. So I phoned the CNIB and became their corporate contact for my workplace. I do it for the MS Carnation and Cancer Society Daffodil campaigns. So what's one more? I'm no closer to discovering who left them for me but I do have some gorgeous flowers. And I'll plant the bulds later so they'll come up in the spring.



Lanette said...

From your previous post - Yes, I agree it can be frustrating when we have to nap. However, like you I look forward to getting under those covers sometimes and just nodding off into dreamland. :)

Quick! Everyone a trip to Halifax is in order to take a ride on that MRI Machine! It does look intriguing, do keep us posted, it probably costs like a zillion dollars for our insurance, but, maybe a select few will get to use it.

Crocus are so pretty, I remember giving those to my grandparents at Easter! Spring is just around the corner!

Wordsmith said...

Have I told you yet how much I am missing you? Your brain works in such wild and wonderful ways, I sometimes find it hard to keep up, but it's always worth the effort.

Herrad said...

Hi Shauna,

Came by to read and say hello.
Great post, abit startled to see a link to my blog,very sweet of you thanks.

Have a good afternoon and evening.


They can strip me of my passport to physically enter Canada, but they'll pry my Internet access to this blog from my cold, dead hands!

(I have no idea why I said that...weak attempt at humor regarding my lapse in reading attendance here?!?)

As always, beautiful pix, prose, and wit found in the reading...

Diane J Standiford said...

So true so true. Hey, my LILAC "bush" I planted on my snow covered balcony is going to bloom! They will fight through the cold and so will we!

Shauna said...

Just let me know when you're coming for a ride in the big machine so I can organize a welcoming committee.

Come by anytime.

I can see you posed like Charlton Heston as you say those words....heh. If they denied you entry into the country I'd smuggle you in.

I must take some pics of the "green" stuff poking up through the garden already, despite our wintery forecast for today.

You know where to find me.