Exit Music

For many years now, I've had this vision of how I want to die. It goes like this. I lie in a beautiful, white canopy bed in my lovely lace nightgown. I'm propped up by fluffy pillows. The bed is surrounded by friends and family, all crying quietly, knowing that my end is near. A choir sings Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. I gaze at my loved ones, occasionally whispering some words of love and wisdom.... Read more →


Ten Things That Happened in April

It's been quite an eventful month and I am grateful for nothing much to do. Here are ten things of note that happened in April. In early April, Joe and I traveled to Savannah, Georgia to attend an old friend's wedding. The groom is one of Joe's oldest friends, part of a quartet of guys who hung out together during their high school years. We had a very very nice time! The wedding itself was... Read more →


Flashback

Joe and I saw Delbert McClinton Friday night. The show was just great! Delbert's voice is more gravelly (gravel-ier?) and his range is not what it used to be - he's almost 79, after all - but he can still sing some blues. The band was tight and terrific, especially the horn players. No, strike that - all the musicians were amazing. But this post is not about the concert. It's about something that happened... Read more →


Nostalgia Boots

I've bought a couple pairs of Toms shoes from the discount site Zulily over the last few years. I've always been pleased with the products and service - one time, shortly after we moved, I hit "Submit" without proofreading the order details and sent them our old address. A quick call to Customer Service fixed that right up! So when I saw that Zulily had a selection of Frye boots for sale... well. See, when... Read more →


Thanks Doc!

Well, I saw my wonderful primary care doctor last Friday to talk about my diabetes and my trigger finger. I've been a bit worried about my blood sugar numbers recently - they seemed to jump around a lot even though I tested every morning before breakfast. It's always on the high side, but there would be days when it would be sky high for no apparent reason. I have been reasonably good with my eating... Read more →


Sticky Joint

No, not that kind of sticky joint! I woke up in the middle of the night last week and realized that my finger was stuck in a curled-up position. Luckily, I just had to push a little against the stickiness and it uncurled. Since then, it still gets stuck once in awhile. Sometimes I can make it happen. It looks of like an inverted version of flipping the bird. Anyway, thanks to the wonders of... Read more →


Older and Older

Well, I continue to get older - how about that! I am now 67 years old, hurtling toward old(er) age. Given the alternative, I'm fine with it! I had a lovely day. Joe surprised me, as he always does, with a card and gifts. I got this top, a Stephen King book that I haven't read yet, a book about the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a nice thick pair of wool socks. Then, after... Read more →


Funk To The Rescue

Friday was going along just fine. I was working on a document that was coming together nicely. I'd done a lot of it on Thursday, so Friday was nice and relaxed. I finished up the content, then tackled the formatting and layout. I knew that would be tricky, because my authoring tool can be cranky. Sure enough, it was. It looked just fine in the source, but the PDF output simply would not behave. It... Read more →


Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New

Let's kick off the first weekend of 2019 with a brand new Saturday 9! Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New (1974) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2019! 1) As 2019 kicks off, what are your hopes for the brand new year? I hope to stay in remission, first and foremost! After that, I have my usual hopes - more juggling, more writing, more... Read more →


Off To A Good Start

The new year is off to a good start. Joe got up before I did and made the coffee - what a guy, eh? After a leisurely breakfast, we went for a walk. The weather was so weird; it was 60 degrees, but the wind was strong and cool. By the time we walked up to the top of the road and back, the cloud cover had given way to sunny skies and the temperature... Read more →