Ah, yes, I remember it well.

My soundtrack is taking on a life of its own. Now, when a song works its way into my psyche, I pay attention. This morning it’s “My God” by Jethro Tull. I absolutely love their musicianship. What a band. I love them to this day. In fact, there is very little music from “my” generation that I feel I have outgrown. Some of the lyrics are debatable and dated, but the music is impossible to beat. You can have all the current “popular” artists. Give me alternative, independent or “My Generation”. Oh, and I like Frank Sinatra, too. Ella Fitzgerald. Oh, hell. I like good music. And, the artwork on the album covers? Where did that go? All we get now are pictures of the artists. Have you seen the cover of Aqualung? Amazing. These influenced an entire generation. Now, art is considered a luxury. How sad for us all. I think I might listen to Cross-eyed Mary and Locomotive Breath.

I have spun the past two nights. As you all are well-aware, two in a row does not a habit make. Still, I’m pleased. This roving (unknown origins) requires a mighty spin. It needs that because if the twist isn’t pretty tight, it just disintegrates in my hands. I really don’t have any idea what it is. Of course, my spinning experience is quite limited to date. I have spun a bit of BFL, but that’s about it. I have alpaca and merino and a few blends, but haven’t spun them yet. I’m getting there, though.

Do you have big plans for the 4th? I’m cleaning and spinning and doing a bit of knitting. Maybe some laundry. This weekend is one that I’ve been needing for some time. I will be off for the next 5 days. I have many chores, but also some fun things planned. My BB, BSIL, Peanut and her boyfriend will be over on Saturday. We are having Midwest beer brats, grilled prawns, potato salad, homemade caramelized onion dip and for our cocktails, Citrus Wine Cocktails. I’ll let you know if the cocktails are good. Basically, it’s dry white wine, orange liqueur, and club soda. Easy peasy, but we’ll test it for you first.

This picture is a perennial in our front garden. The blooms weigh it down and it spends the summer on its side, but it’s so pretty. I have no idea what it is, either. I plant it. It grows. If I like it, it stays. If not, it’s moved. Since it’s been there for at least ten years, I’m sure I knew at one time what the hell it is, but no longer. The flowers are little buttons of yellow and the foliage is a pale green with feathery leaves. No clue. Don’t care. I admire gardeners with organized gardens (weeds don’t count, everybody has ’em). Norma, Heide,you are the gardeners I’m talking about. I look at your gardens and I’m so impressed. I look at mine and feel weepy.

So, to avoid unnecessary tears and chest beating (that would hurt), I will bid you adieu. Have a good one!

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4 Responses to Ah, yes, I remember it well.

  1. margene says:

    As you once said, “We had the best music.” Today I’m listening to Led Zeppelin! Saw them live in 1969, I think it was.
    We will have similar weekends. Hopefully there will be a hike or some fun outdoor activity for us, too. Enjoy, grrlfriend!!

  2. Annie says:

    Homemade caramelized onion dip? Sounds fantastic, care to share the recipe? I love those little yellow button flowers. I wonder if they would grow here?

    My visitors have postponed their trip for a couple of weeks, so I might do some fibery stuff, including dyeing with a couple of new dyes. Watch your mail soon!

  3. heideho says:

    The food sounds lovely. Wish I could hop a plane back and visit you during your 5 days off from work… but that whole lack o-money, family thing always seems to throw a wrench in things. I’m NOT organized. Whenever a plant pops up I do a little surprised happy dance too because my thumbs are not green. I think I’ll go dig through the cd collection and pull out some old music to torture the kids with today… that sounds nice. Have a wonderful weekend and make sure not to work too hard, you’re supposed to be relaxing.

  4. emicat says:

    OohHhhhh, can I come over for your 4th of July celebration??? That menu sounds awesome!

    Photos please 🙂

    I’m going over to my sister’s house for a bday celebration for my bday and my mom’s bday. Figured it’d be best to just lump ours together since it’s only weeks apart.

    I’m so glad I have a 3 day weekend. Enjoy your 4th!

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