Today I was driving home from my mother's and I drove by the high school that is right down her street. There were 3 young guys out in the parking lot practicing drums. I love drums. I loved band. I had a family in the band. We weren't the jocks, we had a different kind of talent. We slogged through wet football fields at 7 in the morning practicing our half time shows. Learning patterns and marching 6 steps to a yard or 8 steps depending on the complexity. We learned a lot of music. We marched in parades and hoped not to be behind the horses so we didn't have to step in horse shit. Nothing like cleaning your shoes of horse shit at the end of a parade so you didn't stink up the bus. 4 years of semi disciplined music learning. God how I miss it sometimes. It was some of the best times of my life.
It's been a good week around the Bunny House. I've kind of neglected the dishes, I'll get them all done tomorrow. The hives are slowly getting better. They are still visible and sometimes they itch, but they are better than they were. Which is a good thing considering how awful they were.
In a few years the old man and I will look like this. Drinking tea in front of a warm stove or fireplace, remembering those good old days of the 70's, when music was music.
Peace. The hippie woman will be back tomorrow sometime, I think.
The errant spouse loves this movie. He has it on Blue Ray, why then does he sit on the couch, playing poker on his laptop and watch this movie again and again and again? I'll have to give him props because he did fold his clothes from the dryer and hang up his work clothes. But the movie???? I think he can recite all of the dialogue.
I think it's a pretty cheesy movie. Yuck.
I found out something rather interesting about my Dad. He was a deputy county sheriff in a county in Wisconsin from 1933 till his death in 1964. In 1942 he was accompanying the sheriff who had taken control of a runaway from a boy's home. The sheriff allowed the young man to go into a house to get some clothes and he jumped out a window and ran. My Dad shot 3 times in the air to get the young man to stop, which he did not. My father then shot his gun again and shot the young man in the back, which was a fatal injury. I didn't know anything about it till 2011. 69 years later. My Dad never spoke of it to us, I called my Mother to ask her and she said yes, it happened and it was true. Interesting part of family history.
There's not a great deal of change in the hives situation, though today they seem a bit lessened. I'd love to wake up in the morning and not see any little red marks on my arms and my legs.
It's time for me to head off to bed. I've got a book I am reading and it's calling my name.......
Oh I wish this was the way it was. So far there is nothing, outside of Hydroxyzine that stops the itching. And I'm running out of that. I need to contact the doctor's office tomorrow to get that refilled. I see the dermatologist this Thursday. I do hope she has some answers other than we have no idea and you'll just have to wait till it ends.
Football season is nearly here. I am happy. Next Friday I am parking in front of my big screen tv with a cold beer, cold cuts, cheese and white bread and watching the Packers play the Colts. Yep, it's PACKER TIME!!
I wish fall was here. Though this summer has not been overly warm, I am waiting for days in the 50's so I can wear my fall clothes. It's funny that you can drive 20 miles inland and the temp is at least 25 degrees warmer than it is here. And here you can go 2 miles west and be encased in fog.
Alors mes amis, avoir une bonne semaine, rester hors des ennuis et n'oubliez pas de sourire.
1. I Can't Tell You Why Eagles
2. Knife-Edge Emerson, Lake and Palmer
3. Ringtone Weird Al
4. Orchestral Suite #1 in C-Forlane Bach for Book Lovers
5. Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton
6. Hard Times Come Again No More James Taylor
Appalachian Journey- YoYo Ma,Mark O'Connor & Edgar Meyer
7. I Feel Closer to Heaven Everyday Rhonda Vincent
8. Minute by Minute The Doobie Brothers
9. Ramblin' on My Mind John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
10. Cotton-Eyed Joe Asleep At The Wheel
It's varied and I enjoy every song on Edmund. Some bring memories of nights at bars dancing away to 70's music. Some reminds me of sitting at Disney Hall with a wonderful orchestra playing, some reminds me of going to the fair. Some are just songs that I like.
Have a good one little bunnies. Mama bunny is covered with hives still. Seeing the dermatologist this week.
Talked to the doctor tonight. They are faxing me the questionnaire from dermatology and then doing a referral. Knowing how long it takes to get an appointment makes me hope that this hives thing will end before I have to go in. They actually look a little better tonight. My legs are worse though.
Life is going on normally. I have kind of let my housekeeping slide a bit. Tomorrow I am getting the slug up and he's going to do all the tile floors and vacuum the carpets. Of course he's going to whine. But until he gets a job he's going to work for me.
Football season is almost here. Go Packers.
I just took my meds and I'm getting sleepy so night all.
So today I'm making tomato jam. The house smells wonderful with all the spices in the mix bubbling away. It's going to simmer for at least an hour so it cooks down and all that tomatoey goodness comes through. Whether the troops will eat it I don't know.
3 Cup Tomatoes, Sliced if Large, Whole if Small
4 T Brown Sugar
4 T White Sugar
1 T Ginger (Ground or Fresh)
1/2 Lemon, sliced thin into half moons
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cloves
1/2 tsp Cumin
1 1/2 T Unfiltered Cider Vinegar
Pinch of Salt and Pinch of Cayenne
Put the tomatos and the spices in a heavy bottomed pan on the stove.
Add the vinegar and the pinch of salt and cayenne
Stir to coat
Bring to a boil
Simmer 45-60 minutes.
Take off stove, cool.
Store in airtight container in Fridge.
Good on bagels, meat, on sliced baguettes with chevre.
It's Friday and between tracking my moms flight from MSP to LAX, Edmund is telling me it's time to the Friday Shuffle, not to be confused with the Savoy Shuffle (which I don't own).
How about this:
1. JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto: #1 in F-Adagio
2. Faith Hill The Way You Love Me
3. Asleep At The Wheel Goodbye Liza Jane
4. Lady Antebellum American Honey
5. Faces featuring Rod Stewart Maybe I'm Amazed
6. Derek and the Dominos Layla
7. Bibi Tanga & The Selenites Be Africa
8. Elmer Bernstein Malibu Chase
9. Frankie Laine Rawhide
10. Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson Ghost Riders in the Sky
It's another Frantic Friday around here. Hives all over my body. Doc isn't in till Wednesday so I'm going in then and seeing what we can do. They are on my face, back, arms, hands and legs. Not below my knees.