Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sounds of My Childhood-- Santana


This music is one of the soundtracks of my childhood. We used to listen to this not on a cd, not on a cassette or 8-track, but on a record. I used to love to stare at all the hidden pictures on the cover art. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for a diverse and loving childhood. Love you

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Flowers


Here are the May squares I sent out for the crochet granny square swap group I'm in. I kind of just randomly pulled out some colors and ended up with these. They kind of remind me of sunflowers, so I ended up sending a packet of sunflower seeds with each square.


This is not a great picture, but I wanted to show the progress on putting together the squares that I have received from the square swap so far. I got one more since taking this picture, so I'll have to add more pics later. I'm adding a row of black double crochet around each square. I am hoping to have 7 rows of 6 squares by the end of the year. We'll see. Odds are not in my favor. I should have gotten squares for Feb, Mar, Apr, and May so far, with each group averaging about 5-7 people. Sooo, a bare minimum estimate of 20 (5 people over 4 months) shows that not all the people are getting their squares out. Oh well. I currently have 12 squares so far. 

My children gave me some sweet mother's day cards recently. I love those babies of mine, even though they're not babies anymore. Talon helped me plant some pansies, petunias, and some other annuals. He picked out lots of pretty colors. I really should take some pictures. 

It's been hot and sunny most days, and rainy and stormy others. My wild roses and my other red roses are both blooming right now. 

not much else happening. The school year is winding up in the next week or so. The Downtown Saturday Farmers Market is starting this weekend. Then it'll be a whirlwind of summer fun and camps for a while.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Songs in My Head- You Can Call Me Al

Apparently it's not quite morning yet....don't know why I woke up. I'll be going back to bed in a few minutes after I get a drink of water...

The song that was going through my head the second I woke up...
"A man walks down the street...."

Paul Simon, of course....one of my favorite songs from high school, because you know...you really can call me Al

Here are the lyrics:

"You Can Call Me Al"

A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle
The rest of my life is so hard
I need a photo-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don't want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard
Bonedigger Bonedigger
Dogs in the moonlight
Far away my well-lit door
Mr. Beerbelly Beerbelly
Get these mutts away from me
You know I don't find this stuff amusing anymore

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al

A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
And wo my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family
What if I die here
Who'll be my role-model
Now that my role-model is
Gone Gone
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All along along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

A man walks down the street
It's a street in a strange world
Maybe it's the Third World
Maybe it's his first time around
He doesn't speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound
The sound
Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

Apparently, my husband, who is trying to go to bed just now, is wondering why I'm playing music videos in the middle of the night, haha. He sticks his head around the corner and gives me a quizzical look. I did think I had the volume low enough, but apparently not, haha.
Anyway, here's the video, if you'd like to watch....love that Chevy Chase is in this video