Thursday, October 19, 2017

5 Things

I have a few random things that I'll blog about today, in no particular order...

1. I've been playing just two days in the tea room lately (just Fridays and Saturdays) and it seems to be making me want to still play. That means that playing a lot was burning me out. (Well, I will have been playing there 12 years next month!) (And yes, I still love it, when I'm not tired of it.)

You'd be surprised at the requests I get.
For example, recently one lady wanted me to play "Alice Blue Gown". Had you heard of it? I hadn't, but I had it in an old Reader's Digest book of oldies.

BARBRA STREISAND - ALICE BLUE GOWN by Francis-Albert

[You can click HERE to read a little about the history of that song.]

So my repertoire is increasing.

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2. Did you know that magnesium is super for you? My dear friend Beth had told me about it not long ago, so I got some. I like it.

Here's an article about it that you will like... "Magnesium and the Brain".  Labeling it as the 'original chill pill' got my attention.
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3. You probably know about the rage of "Tiny Houses", well, now there are Micro Houses.
Here's a prefab micro house...
I think it needs curtains, or shades.
And well, it might make a nice summer home,
I guess.

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4. Many of you know that I had worked on a book about being a twin and 'losing' that twin. And many of you know that I had put that project on a back burner. Well, it's back on the front burner!
My hubby has said he is ready to work at formatting that book - to get it ready to publish on paper back and e-book.
I finished my part a while back, and am tempted to read it, so as to make it better, but no, I don't think I want to do that. I mean nothing is perfect in this life, nor can that 'memoir' be. I need to let it go.
But as you can imagine, the idea of it does come with sad feelings.
Along that line here is a quote I like - and with which I agree.
On grief: Kahlil Gibran observed,
 "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

Here's a picture of really-way-back-bygone days with Peggy Jean (I'm Nancy Jane), so yes, we did have twinsy names after all, but fortunately we weren't Sherry and Cherry, a pair of twins I knew long ago.
Some of you are thinking, "Yeah, right. Nancy has been promising that book for years."
Well, the plan IS to have it out by the end of November.
I'm hoping my blogging about it (again) will make it happen!

(I'll keep you posted.)

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5. That above picture of Peggy and me was taken about in 1952 - or 1953.
Here's a picture of my and Peggy's kids that was taken in maybe 1992, about 3 years after Peggy died.
The oldest are Peggy's and the youngest are mine.

I love that picture.
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I'll let those last two pics be my celebration of ThrowBackThursday.

Well, this has not been a short post (like I like), but I like it,
and will hit "Publish" now.
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Have a great weekend.


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