Friday, September 20, 2013

Life's Been Good . . .

. . . to me so far!   Not to mention BUSY.  No time to tat, read, sew or a dang thing, so I'm a Witchy Woman.  But we did go to the "History of the Eagles" concert this week - a gift in celebration of the 30th wedding anniversary with The Best of My Love.  I LOVE the Eagles.  It brings back so many memories of high school days - back to Life in the Fast Lane.

Now we're old, so we Take it Easy. Definitely not the New Kid in Town anymore.  But, it's a Peaceful, Easy Feeling to know that Love Will Keep Us Alive. 

Ok, enough.  Music is really in my soul, and I've been getting my music organized and doing plenty of singing along lately.  It really has been a busy month, and I can put those ear buds in and really escape with my favorite music.  I've even found that I walk on a treadmill better with good music on rather than watching the tube.  I've been doing some reading on stress/anxiety relief, and when I read about escaping with music for awhile, it hit home.  It's not surprising, really, I've always found great comfort in the music I choose to listen to.  I think I've just gotten away from it somewhat over the years of raising kids. But listening to music that I loved as a teenager makes me realize what an escape it was even back then. A calming escape.  Maybe that's part of the appeal of the music from those young days.  People say those days are carefree, but I think being a teenager is very stressful, and music is just one way to escape.

I can't believe we are almost through September already.  I've put the Trellis doily away for now, and have a few more booked weekends before I will get back to any projects.  Showers, weddings, state park trips and other gatherings have us on The Long Run until mid-October.  

I am Desperado to have some free time One of These Nights.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Funny for Me

It's a busy time of year I guess.  I put the trellis doily aside for now, and have been enjoying this last bit of summer. (I know what's coming weather-wise in Minnesota!)

A trip to the farmers market last weekend got me hooked into canning some tomato-vegetable soup.  It's kind of funny for me - I'm not crazy about cooking meals, but I love to make soups and jams to can for the winter.  To think my grandmas canned to have food on the table during the winter months, and I do it for "fun".  They were some smart, organized women.

One evening this week was spent with some friends boating on the Mississippi River.  Funny,  I'm not a big water-recreation person either, but what a beautiful way to spend an evening in nice weather. 

And one last funny.  I picked up my doily from the Minnesota State Fair (yahoo, 2nd Place!) without ever attending the dang fair while it was going on.  It was just toooooo hot for this Scandihoovian to consider wandering around the fairgrounds standing in lines to get any food or see ANYTHING.  Seriously, there were heat advisories.  Air-conditioning for this big baby.

I also have a new iPhone, so I'm playing with apps and trying to get everything synced.  Technology is wonderful, but ooh, what a deadly time-sucker.  I love it.

Now, I'm not sure what this next week will bring, but if it's nice outside, I will be enjoying it before the temps turn COLD and I'm in for the winter!  My autumn sunflowers are beautiful.