"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Sunday, July 8, 2012

This and That and Some Other Stuff

Ah, ha!  I bet you have been wondering what in the name of all that is goatly has happened to Marigold?  Am I right?  Of course I am.  I am omniscient.  Okay, maybe not so much.  Anyway, it has been a while, and I can say, with all honesty, that there is a reason.  The Goatmother went for Round 2, and she actually thought she was going to get off lightly.  (Goatmother, thy name is optimism!)  Day Two and Day Three were pretty darned good, all things considered.  But by the evening of Day Three, that dreaded Day Four had begun to rear its ugly head.  Of course it did.  If you have a name like 'Day Four', well, you have a reputation to uphold.  Worse yet, if it happens to include something like  'the Infamous'  Day Four, you sure wouldn't want anyone to go around thinking you're some kind of candy-butt.  It becomes quite necessary to flex your muscle in order to keep the lackeys from becoming complacent.

Still, the Goatmother made it through the Infamous Day Four, and beyond.  For whatever reason, though, she doesn't seem to be gaining on it quite as quickly as last time.  Frankly, she is just pooped.  This necessitates a few things, one of which is a conservancy of energy.  Now you are probably wondering what that has to do with me, but let's just say I need to eat my Peanuts in order to keep up with helping.  That being said, I will present you, then, with a post that is more pictures than words.  I'm behind anyway, and this way I can say a lot without having to actually SAY a lot.  Like a picture is worth a thousand words, dude.

First of all, I have to rectify a grave error.  I should have posted this picture a loooong time ago.  It just didn't happen.  Not that this is an excuse, just and explanation of sorts.  Well, you may remember that the fabulous Mrs. Micawber posted a most wondrous pattern on her website so that anyone could make and donate hats to their local Cancer Care Center, or to anyone they might know of  in need.  She even provided a list of places to send such treasures if persons interested had no local outlet.  She, along with the wonderful Snowcatcher, launched 'Operation Marigold'.  But Mrs. Micawber didn't just create this pattern and make  the lovely hat.   She actually sent it to the Goatmother, along with a most cherished box of perfectly pink Kleenex to tide the Goatmother over in her quest to support said company thereby keeping it in business.  Only problem is the Goatmother is so enamored with the pink tissue (because she and the Goatfather only ever purchase plain old white) that she doesn't want to use them!  She just sits and gazes adoringly at the box.  Oy. 

Anyway, without further adieu, and with a heart full of gratitude, we present the following pictures.  I need to point out, here, that the Goatmother absolutely HATES to have her picture taken - especially right now.  But in honor of this woman's kindness, she conceded to allow it, not once, but twice!  (Disclaimer:  No cameras were harmed or damaged in the taking of these photos.  At least not so far as we have been able to ascertain.)





And ...


Humbly, Mrs. Micawber,  thank you.

19 comments:

staples said...

What a beautiful hat - but it is the way the Goatmother wears it that makes it!

Faith said...

Great pictures of the goatmother, lovely to see her smiley face, the hat is just perfect....clever Mrs. M ...she only needs to make one for you now too Marigold...

Marigold said...

Dear Staples,
Awwww. The Goatmother thanks you for your comment. Now if we could just get her to believe it! :)

Marigold said...

Dear Faith,
What?! The Goatmother is wearing MY hat???? How could she? I can tell you it would look a lot better on me! Harrumpfff!!

Mrs. Micawber said...

What Staples said.

:)

P.S. I do like those hoop earrings on the Goatmother.

J said...

I love turquoise on goatmother, really brings out her eyes!! And what beautiful eyes they are. My better half says she looks like the Queen!

DebH said...

Beautiful!

Candy C. said...

It is truly a lovely hat, kudos to Mrs. Micawber! J is right, the color does bring out the sparkle in the Goatmother's eyes! :)
I do, however, have to take umbrage with the term "candy-butt!" ;-)

J (looking ahead) said...

One of my sources says turquoise represents luck, success, and fortune. It possess healing energy and acts to unify forces between the spirits of the earth and the air. No wonder the color 'suits' her!

Me thinks turquoise is a mighty good color for the goatmother. After all, the best in life is yet to come! You can be the peanut farm on it.

Snowcatcher said...

Dang! I should have put some pink tissues in my package!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, well, she'll just have to make do with something else in pink.

The hat truly does look fabulous on the Goatmother, and once again, that lovely, magical smile!

Marigold said...

Dear Mrs. Micawber,
Thank you! Would you like your palm read as well? I'm just sayin' ... :)

Marigold said...

Dear J,
Queen? As in the Queen Mum? Oy. I don't know. We have a hard enough time living with all her edicts as it is. Don't go tellin' her she looks like the Queen Mum. Plus, she'd feel compelled to get a Corgi and those things HERD! Whatever were you thinking?????

Marigold said...

Dear DebH,
Yes, isn't it? That Mrs. Micawber is no slouch in the crocheting department for sure! No slouch in the 'nice person' department either, for that matter!

Marigold said...

Dear Candy,
Well, I could have said candy-ass, but hey, I was tryin' to be polite. :) Mrs. Micawber has managed to bring the ocean to the Goatmother!

Marigold said...

Dear Snowcatcher,
What?! A package??? You already sent the Goatmother a package! Okay, now there's really not going to be any living with her. Oy.
As for that lovely 'magical' smile...that's the same one she gets when she's about to trim our hooves. It's a mask hiding a multitude of ulterior motives, I can tell you.

Buffybelle said...

That hat doesn't look like it would taste very good but it sure makes the Goatmother look adorable...for a human.

Marigold said...

Dear BuffyBelle,
Oh, no. We wouldn't even consider tasting the hat. It's all the wrong color for tasting anyway. But the Goatmother thanks you for your comment even though she doesn't think so. Gnomes are like that, you know?

Millie said...

What a wonderful hat! Your goatmother is a very beautiful lady.

Marigold said...

Dear Millie,
Aw, shucks! :)