Work to Do: Average White Band

Posted August 16, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Have More Time: Marvin Smith

Posted August 16, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Too Busy: Lillie Delk Christian acc. by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Four

Posted August 16, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

A Hard Day’s Night: The Beatles

Posted August 16, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted August 16, 2022 by katry
Categories: photo

“I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn’t find the time to do it.” 

Posted August 16, 2022 by katry
Categories: Musings

The morning is lovely. A wonderful breeze cools the warm air. It is 77°, just about today’s high. I’ll be on the deck should you need me!

The two days off were crazy. I was exhausted. First, I removed the dead 100 light strand from the fence to replace it. In some places I had to stand on my tiptoes to get at the lights. The strand got entangled a few times so I had to stop to untangle. When I finally got all the lights down, I brought them inside to check. They lit. I cursed. Come to find out it was the timer. I went outside and strung the lights again, on my tiptoes. Sweat rolled down my cheeks. It wasn’t pretty. I strung the new set at the other end of the deck. I next planted flowers in the pot in the front and watered all the pots on the deck rail. I hauled chairs out of the cellar. I swept dirt off the deck. I collapsed.

Yesterday I had company for lunch. I spent the early morning preparing the food. We had a charcuterie board. When I was finished, I thought it looked like a work of art. Later, I realized I had forgotten to add the meat, three kinds of meat. Lunch was feta shrimp linguini. It was scrumptious, little was left. Dessert was coconut ice cream with caramel sauce. My company was one of the sailing families I follow on YouTube. Even though we’d just met, it was as if we had known other for years. We told stories about our travels. We laughed. We got to know each other. We became friends.

Every summer when I was in college, I worked in the post office in Hyannis. I sorted mail. I sat on an uncomfortable slanted stool so I could sort of sit and still reach the cubbyholes. I worked on what were called boards. I worked on Massachusetts, Illinois and Ohio, and the Boston stations, cities and towns around Boston. It was an easy job but a boring job. Sometimes I’d work the automatic postmark machine. Letters went through one at a time while postcards went through in bunches. I’d sort the bunches. If I found a postcard with no address, I’d address it to friends. There were a lot of those. There were also a lot of confused friends.

My dance card is filled this week. I have no free days. Mostly I have uke shows and practices. Friday, though, is play night. I’m going to need naps!!

Posted August 14, 2022 by katry
Categories: photo

“Lists are how I parse and manage the world.”

Posted August 14, 2022 by katry
Categories: Musings

The house is cool in the morning. It keeps the night air. Outside is already getting hot. The high today will be 78°. That’s deck weather.

I have decided to take a hiatus of just a couple of days. I have a list, a long list. Most of it is for outside. The deck and yard need tending. I have to fill all of Nala’s holes as I know I’ll end up tripping into one and probably breaking an ankle. Such is my fate. I have new lights to replace the ones chewed by the spawn. The deck is covered in acorns. I walked out barefoot and stepped on a few. I could wear shoes and leave then there, but I can’t. I’m thinking of the dogs, especially Nala who chews on the acorns. Those chores are just the highlights of my list.

Enjoy the next couple of days. I’ll be back on Tuesday!!

Crocodile Rock: Elton John 

Posted August 13, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

I Will Remember You: Sarah Mclachlan – 

Posted August 13, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video


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