Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Thank you!

Thank you to my previous commenter who let me know how to make this thing leave spaces between the lines when the mood strikes me!

Thank you!


The Practice Blues ...

I have not been practicing at all!

That is bad.

I will have to get myself back into gear next week.
Minnie Pearl ...
my poor fiddle is crying in her case.

Benny ...
my tenor banjo is sad in the corner.
He probably thinks that he's done something wrong.

Wilson ...
my guitar ...
gets most of the attention these days.

Becky ...
my mandolin ...
at least gets to play with my music students.

I must get the practice routine going again before I lose my touch!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Complaint ...

I can't get this
New Blogger
to leave spaces between the lines!
I'm getting mad!!!!



I watched "Cars" and "Air Force One" over the weekend. Yes, I am an avid movie watcher. This developed when my lupus was so bad that it kept me house bound ... but it has stayed with me ever since.
What have you seen lately?



I just finished reading "The House of Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I'm currently reading "The Stone Kiss" which is a murder mystery. Do you all enjoy reading? I find it very relaxing ... well ... depending upon what it is that I am reading at the time.


Messages ...

Double Knot ...
I like your Florida Snow People!
Pasadena ...
Glad to see your bike again. How are you doing on that thing now, anyway???
Grace ...
What a pleasure to visit your blog again!
Merle ...
Good luck with the Sweet Peas!
Larry ...
Great fossil shots and post of our tour of the quarry. Hopefully I'll post some of my pictures soon.
Hello Everyone!
And now ...
I ...
Must ...
Go ...


The New Blogger

Good Morning!!!!
For some reason,
this silly thing wouldn't let me post
until I signed in to the "New Blogger".
What ever ...
as long as it still works!
I'm planning a vacation,
but due to some circumstances,
can not discuss it until I get back.
But ...
I will fill you in and have a TON of pictures!
Guess what I did last weekend?
Flew kites!
It was a blast!
Doug and I picked a fairly treeless spot and had
good success with it.
Hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007



Have any of you slept in a tent lately?
I may be going camping.
I don't even own a tent.
I'll be shopping for one ...
Any suggestions?


Ode To A Migraine

Gloom and despair!
Pain and agony!
Please, won't someone
Take this pain away from me!

Take it away!
Toss it into the air!
I don't want it anymore!
Get it out of my hair!

It hurts and it pains!
I want it no more to be!
Just go away!
Stay away from me!


I am on day 6 of a non stop migraine.
It's getting better ...
But still there.
I'm very medicated!


Good Morning

Good morning to you!

I'm here at the library again.
I was here just a little before 9:00am ...
I'm sleepy ...
And about to fall out of this chair ...
But ...
Hey ...
Here I am!!!!!!

It's almost Thursday!
Only 32 hours until I go to Ely!!!

I'm still playing Celtic and Old Time music in Hannibal with BHP.

Still playing Celtic and Old Time music in Quincy with The River's Edge.

Still playing Bluegrass with The North Ely Opry.

Now singing Country and playing fiddle with our new band, called Break Away.
We make our debut performance this Saturday night,
so please send me happy thoughts and best wishes ...
I seem to be getting a little nervous as the time is drawing nearer.

I'm still teaching piano, guitar and fiddle/violin.
I'm still having fun with it and I enjoy my students very much.

I'm still in love with the Mississippi River.

I have a boyfriend!!!!!!
(more to come on that topic later)
(wink wink)

I may be going trout fishing for the first time.
I haven't been on a vacation in a couple of years.
I decided yesterday that I deserve a vacation!

After the year I've had this last year ...
And did it all without even slowing down ...
I'm out of here!
Vacation it is!

I have many more pictures to share with you,
But they will have to come a little later.

The computer here at the library is too slow at bringing up the comment page,
So ...
That means that I've visited all of your blogs ...
But didn't leave comments.
But I was there and got a peak into the lives of you all!!!
I've missed you!
Go ahead and leave your comments for me.
I'll see them ...
You'll understand why I'm not leaving any.
Maybe it will be faster another day.
I hope so!!!

I'll bring a picture CD with me next time.
Although ...
It may time out while I'm trying to load them.
We'll see!!!!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Long Time No See!!!

Hello everyone!!!
I'm hoping that you all haven't forgotten all about me and that you'll be in for a visit!! I'm not on line at home, but I am at the library right now. You know ... doing tax stuff ... joy!!!!
I hope all is going well and look forward to hearing from you.
I put the word verification back on, too much crap got posted and that is NOT what I'm all about. If that doesn't stop it, then I'll have to go back to only members getting to leave comments. :(
I have lots of news.
I've been on my own for a little over 8 months now. I'm back in a routine ... no ... not a rut ... just a routine. Not having a routine messes me up!!!
I don't think I have access to email ... the box is full and I'll have to delete everything and then you can email me again.
Yes, still playing lots of music ... banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano and Irish whistle. I'm playing my mandolin a lot more than I used to.
I'm a member of a new Country band called "Break Away" and we make out debut this Saturday night! I'm excited about that! I get to sing!!!!! I'm singing, playing rhythm guitar and fiddling some. I'm hoping that it's a non-smoking building. (asthma ... you know)
Yes, I'm still dancing ... although not as often as I used to.
I haven't exercised in I don't know how long ... I still need to get that worked back into the routine!!!
Well, must run.
My love to you all.
I will be back soon with some more of my news to share.

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