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Good to see you, Hawk.
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You've earned your time to relax, Cooter! Hope that knee lets up for you....

Sounds like you got a heck of a deal, Brick! emoticon

So.... I've now cleaned up my entire desk area, caught up my minutes for the year for one of the organizations I was behind on printing and filing for, and now *I* would like to relax for a bit! emoticon

After I get the next load of laundry moved, of course! emoticon

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I've bought the Cuervo Gold when it was on sale Brick, so I'm there with you!

I mostly buy Souza and will step up to Patron on special occasions and also their rum. Awesome!
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Good morning all. I wish you all a good Sunday. I slept in this morning. It was a very nice treat. I’ll head to the park shortly to meet my siblings for our stroll. The mornings are still cool but the heat is on the way. We were teased with a sprinkle yesterday, but it wound up being a trace. Right now the dry weather doesn’t bother me but only because the mower is in the shop and the less the grass grows the better.
 
Laundry is on my to do list. That and a quest for something to cook on the egg. Right now I’m leaning toward a slab of ribs, but I’ll look things over when I get to the store. Sometimes something will strike me or be on sale and I’ll go with that. But right now ribs are on the top of the list.

Coffee, please, Tanya. I think I’ll have a cup of the Green Mountain Sumatra Reserve, a nice dark roast. Thanks
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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 63 and partly cloudy here in the hinterlands this AM. I am forced to stop by Wally World to get lemons, Truvia, and something else that I can't remember right now. It's on my board. I've also got to pick up some plants to get started. DD will be back Tuesday and she has to be involved in planting the veggies and stuff. I get to pick out some things. I've also got to get some dirt.

I'm tempted to eat breakfast out. I guess that depends on how quick I get moving. Shadow got a major petting and brushing this morning on her area rug in front of the entertainment center. She was purring so hard she was drooling.
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Good morning, all. We have 54F and mostly blue skies, with a forecast high of 70F this afternoon. Perfect!

Laundry is underway. I think that's my only chore for the day.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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56 degrees and bright sun, with wisps of white clouds in a light blue sky. I got a very late start today after a long, hard day yesterday. My maintenance man was here yesterday to wash windows and clean porches. He worked so hard it wore me out. It was almost 9 o'clock before I went to bed. My sister and her husband will be here on Wednesday, to visit for a few days. We're going to climb hills and bluffs to look at the views from Whidbey of Puget Sound, our baby ocean.

Today I need to write. I've been needing to write for several days now, but haven't been able to get to it. (Sorry, Robbie.) The scene is in my head. I just need to put it together on virtual paper.
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It's 9:17 AM and the laundry is washed, dried, hung up/folded up, and put away.

Ahhhh...

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How is your tummy this morning, Robbie?
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It's better, Belle, and thanks for asking. You've heard of the Queen of Hearts; I seem to be the Queen of Farts.

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*sitting in the corner booth, far, far away from Robbie*

G'morning.... Er, good afternoon....

Couldn't get to sleep until after 5 am. Grrrr.

So glad you're doing better, Robbie.

Yay for your maintenance man's work, Belle! Hope you'll enjoy your visit. emoticon

Good luck with your garden, Cooter!

Hope you and your siblings had a wonderful walk, Brick.

Leaving in a little while to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Yeah, the real one. Cameron was supposed to be here to help in the dressing room and behind stage, but he couldn't get back from Pennsylvania. We're all bummed. Cameron is such a fan that Glenn Miller has been part of his email address for years. But it should be good.

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quote:

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Leaving in a little while to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Yeah, the real one.



Help me understand that. Members of "the real one" are all certainly dead, now.

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I'm glad you're better, Robbie. Today we'll love you from afar.
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I'm glad you're better, Robbie. Today we'll love you from afar.



Good thinking, Belle.

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Glad you're feeling better, MsR. Back feels ok but that will change, since I have to pick up a few things at the supermarket. It's supposed to be sunny tomorrow and DH wants me to pick up some baby back ribs to smoke. Well, since the statins have given him a nice lipid profile, I guess that's ok.

I got a nice manicure yesterday. The owner knows how to paint little floral designs on nails, and for $5 extra she did it for me. I'm very pleased.
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I've always wondered how they do that to fingernails, Birdz. Do they use a stencil to make them all look alike?
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Leaving in a little while to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Yeah, the real one.



Help me understand that. Members of "the real one" are all certainly dead, now.



As opposed to the tribute singers and bands that play a musician's or a group's music, pretending to be them, but aren't really associated with the original group. Glenn Miller shut down his original orchestra when he started up his Air Force military band in 1942. In 1944, his plane went down over the English Channel as he went ahead of the rest of the band to prepare for a concert, but the rest of his band members weren't aboard. His estate created the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956, and it has been playing continuously ever since. Of course, older members leave and newer members come in, but this is the same core group that has just made individual changes over time. A whole lot of the guys are older (I'd say 60s), but a few look to be in their late 20s or early 30s. They said they play about 300 concerts a year. Unbelievable.

And as you'd expect, they were absolutely amazing.... The community concert group I'm on the board for has, unquestionably, an older audience. So when the bandleader would name off each song, there would be an excited twitter and "awwwww" among the audience members. I only knew so many of the songs because Cameron played in jazz band all four years of high school, so I heard them a lot in his concerts. Outstanding way to end the season!

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Thanks, Lis, I didn't know any of that!

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Yeah.... As I said earlier, Cameron is a HUGE fan of Glenn Miller.... I learned a lot from him.

I don't remember if I've shared some his quirks.... His autism, as is typical of autistic kids, leads him to have interests and act and dress in ways that aren't typical of people his own age. From the time he was born, we knew right away that he had special music gifts. When he was six weeks old, he was already bouncing his feet or hands in rhythm with music. I said something to the pediatrician about it, and she said that wasn't possible. She turned on some music, and there it was.

He struggled for the longest time to be able to follow two or three directions at the same time. (Take your shoes to your room, put them away, and bring me your shirt to wash.) He'd walk to his room with his shoes and couldn't even remember the first instruction. Because we couldn't get anyone to make a diagnosis (and autism at that point was only diagnosed if severe), his elementary school speech teacher worked and worked with him, to no avail. Then one day, she was in a sing-songy mood, and sang to him something like, "Put the car in the red cup and the ball in the blue cup and the paper clip in the green cup." Bing, bang, boom. They all went in the right place. With further testing, they figured out he THINKS in music. So for months, we would SING directions to him -- until his teacher weaned him from singing to tapping in rhythm, and then weaned him off needing it at all.

He gravitated to jazz, swing, and big band music from the time he was a tiny baby. When he was still very little, Susan, Kitty, and I went to visit StMag (O) in Nashville. Cameron was in the playpen, bouncing and swaying in time with whatever music StMag and her husband would put on. They labeled him "ScatBoy" almost instantly.

By the time he got to high school, he had to look the part. Every day, he wore a trench coat and a fedora to school. And he carried an actual briefcase instead of a bookbag. I was terrified for the bullying he would get. But he was able to just mostly brush it off. It IS who he is. I swear his spirit belongs in the '40s. But this music is at the core of his soul.

[sign in to see URL] can see why Glenn Miller ends up in his email address. And why having to miss today's concert hurts for him. But he was trying hard to dismiss it with "It is what it is," even though Moms know that sound of disappointment in their kids' voices.

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Lis, thanks for all that color! I love the adaptive things his speech teacher did. How wonderfully aware of him!

Big Band/Swing Era music has always been my favorite.

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