Howard's first, but is going to have to share with Ally and family!! Ally update at baby ~~ http://eatapyzch.blogspot.com/ http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=allys
Dr, Dean and Ally are First!ALLY'S BONE MARROWS ARE CLEAN!!! NO SIGN OF CANCER!!!Whoo hoo! I sent you the news, puddle. ♡
LOL! Great hearts!! ;-) ♡♡
I have been absent due to work. Slow day today--guess the cops shot their wad and are resting up. Knocked off early and visited a couple of used book stores and looked for Marion Zimmer Bradley Darkover novels (found some) and Rex Stout Nero Wolfe mysteries (found one I didn't care for). puddle--It disappeared somewhere, but my mother kept my first grade Christmas project for decades. It was a pine cone (the teacher brought a variety of cones for the children to choose from) painted light blue to match a blue spruce in the yard of a home on the way to school (most of them were green), with glass bead ornaments held together with threads or wires and pushed into the "leaves" of the cone. Several beads held together with a wire twisted onto the apex of the cone made a finial. No plaster base, but I have seen that done.Cat--Rather than the clarinet, have you considered learning to play the alphorn? It has no valves, so produces a chromatic scale rather than the modern even tempered scale. Ditto for other valveless horns (most of which would attract less attention than an alphorn).Gray and overcast here--common enough for this area in the winter.SUBWAY!!!!!Happy belated birthday, Cat.AND GREAT ALLY NEWS!!
And that's great news too!
Nother Ally update at baby ~~ http://eatapyzch.blogspot.com/ http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=allys
Alan, that sounds like an ambitious and most interesting First Grade project.No, I hadn't considered any type of valveless horn. That's a great suggestion. I'll do some research. I'm not familiar with the alphorn. But I have heard of the crumhorn, and once heard Robert J. Lertzima(sp?) describe it as looking like a clarinet that got its nose caught in the door. Robert J. Was not known for his sense of humor, which is one reason the description stuck in my mind.
Puddle, have you gotten ebay straightened out? Computer problems are soooo frustrating!Finally got my audio file to work, or it consented to work rather, and the video is up at YouTube. Sis was so concerned or interested or whatever that she actually watched it to make sure it was all right. Considering she doesn't like Engelbert and has no interest in images from the Hubbell Space Telescope, I thought that was above and beyond.
Oh, and, listener, that was yummy cake that you left for me at FB. Thanks! 8)
Cat, nope. Just did another disk check, with requisite reboot, and checked: the zoom and enlarger is still not working. Which wouldn't be *that* much of a problem if I wasn't working with charms which are averaging 3/8s of an inch. . . . And often the pics aren't that good to begin with. . . On the *plus* side, stepped out to the local store/post office, and the first bunch of charms has arrived. The five pair of baby shoes for Rick's boys are here, and won an auction for the one pair of girl's baby shoes, so they should be on their way. Today tiny angels, dolphins and tigers arrived. As well as my Ukrainian Santa. Who is twice as charming as his picture. Already got his face cleaned up, and the stain on the front of his shirt was simply glue bleeding through from the underside. Both taken care of with plain water on a Q-tip (first rule of museum restoration -- though they use distilled water. . . ). Also a tiny (2) German paper mache angel. I am soooooooooooo loving this! Alan, your tree sounds like a winner! I also noticed early the difference in the colors of the blue spruce, and still love them. Also, you sound like you struck pay dirt with that teacher!! Would they were all that good!
Many people prefer a chocolate cake, but Main*Squeeze likes strawberry shortcake or blueberry cake. I always go for an ice cream cake, and knowing how you love ice cream I made sure yours was an ice cream cake too. Ben & Jerry's, of course. :-)
That's 2 inch German angel. . .
Of course. What other kind of ice cream is there? :-D
We seem to be having a critter convention here today. I saw a pure white squirrel running around the backyard. It came right up to within 6' of the window, so I got a good look at it. The hawk did a fast and low flyover looking for unwary birds. And last night, when Son#2 and I got home a possum went scuttling off from the driveway into the side yard.Probably because we have some of the only unfrozen water around.
I've always liked blue spruce...and copper beech. Guess it's the standout color. But, you know, there are so many shades of green in the Spring and Summer that it's impossible to get bored.Puddle, wish I knew something to suggest for the computer ills. But, it sounds like you're having a blast. Dolphins and tigers! Whoohoo!
BTW here's the link for the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAqkZzzOwAOne of my FB friends told me she has been having a really bad day, and the video cheered her up. I love getting that kind of feedback. Whether its a story or poem you've written or a YouTube video you've posted, knowing that something you made lifted someone's spirits, even just for a moment, is the most fabulous feeling.
BTW listener, today's front page photo is very nice.
:-) Well, there's Edy's. But nobody beats Ben & Jerry.
Fresh water is a huge boon to birds and animals in Winter, Susan. Son tells me it's even more important than food, for their energy level, because if there's no water around they have to travel to find it, wasting energy. If there is fresh snow around they can eat the snow and get the liquid they need. But when the ground is bare or the snow is old, they need water desperately.
Awww, thanks! It comes from my friend Dory's house.
Be sure to see the Ally Update if you haven't!!Today was a BIG anniversary for Ally!It knocks your socks off!I like thinking that she has been in remission since she was 2 years old. :-)
NOTE: IT'S NOT THE SAME ALLY UPDATE AS AT THE START OF THIS THREAD!
Proud Vermonter alert!Rep. Peter Welch (D) VT is leading the effort in the House to KEEP Healthcare Reform and not allow it to be repealed by the GOP. Here's Peter on Rachel Maddow's show...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0tes8okwaE&utm_source=DialogMail&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dZ0tes8okwaE&utm_campaign=Welch+leads+fight+to+save+health+care+reform
Susan, I've never seen a white squirrel, but for a few years we had a black one who lived in our yard.
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