Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Musings

We almost went back to Muscle Shoals tonight, but we both have to work tomorrow and we let common sense rule.  But....later in the week, we will see what we can do.

This afternoon was all about getting ready for the work week.  Some weeks are a little more laid back than others, but this one is shaping up to be a busy one.  That's ok, one day at a time, one breath at a time and we see what happens in between.

Today felt like a different world.  A nice cool front dropped down, the temps were only in the 80's and tomorrow should be the same.  Did I mention that tonight temps drop to the 60's...heaven has arrived, at least for a few days.

Ready for a cup of hot tea and my cozy bed.
Goodnight sweet dreams.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bee Hive Queen

If you love music, do yourself a favor and come visit the Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals, Al.  It started this weekend and every day for the next week or so, there will be incredible music to be heard all over the Shoals area.

Tonight we came up to hear our friend Christine Ohlman and The Decoys play.  What a treat!  Great voices, incredible musicians it was heaven.  Rick took his new camera and got a great shot of Christine and was kind enough to let me share it with ya'll tonight.

Sometimes you just need to have fun, and we did that tonight.  Made some new friends, saw some  old ones and life is good. 

Friday, July 20, 2018


We cancelled our show tonight.  We actually did it this morning.  When we got up, our friend Fred, who is also our sound guy had already sent us a message wanting to know if we were watching the weather forecasts.  All the local guys and the weather stations had said a strong possibility of nasty weather.  You know, hail, flooding, strong winds, tornadoes.  We contacted the owner of the business whose property the event is held on each month.  They had already experienced flooding from two other storms in the last few weeks.

We took a breath, contacted the three songwriters who were coming and asked if they could reschedule for August.  Everyone said yes.  We cancelled.  No storms yet, but in our hearts we both feel we made the right choice.  Many things shaped our decision...the distance the performers were traveling, the amount of time to set the stage and sound system up, the amount of time to tear it down,  the safety of all involved, the cost of all the equipment involved...way too many liabilities. Out door venues, even when the weather is perfect can be risky.

I am sure there were some who were disappointed, and felt that we erred on the side of being too cautious.  Our sound man has been at concerts where storms hit and people were hurt, we never want to expose anyone to undue risk.  My thoughts tonight.....the show will be even better in August and more people will come.  We did the right thing.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Energy and Coincidence

Tomorrow is our gig, and it is still hot as blazes, like dog days hot.  As weird as it may sound, I am watching any movie that has snow or cold weather in it, even Christmas ones.

A few days ago my blog friend Julia wrote about a book she was reading.  I was intrigued because a couple of months ago I had blogged about a similar subject.  My subject, people who rob you of your energy, who exhaust and drain you each time you are around them.  The book that Julia talked about seems to have nailed the subject..."Dodging Energy Vampires."  Rick and I bought the book, I can't wait to read it.  We had talked about this subject over the past weekend.  We had discussed about how much we needed to learn to set boundaries and protect ourselves from energy thieves.

The book came today.  A student warned me about reading it, she said if you read it you will probably quit your job.  Another blog friend awhile back that I should rethink my work that she felt it might be part of my health issues.  Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something? Coincidence, we shall see.
Will keep you posted on my thoughts as I read, "Dodging Energy Vampires" ( an empath's guide to evading relationships that drain you and restoring your health and energy)  by Christiane Northrup.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Eye exams today, so lucky.  My vision has remained the same for the past 7 or 8 years.  Thankfully I am still wearing monovision, ( one contact).

My class today very moving, quite spiritual.  These days are rare, and I truly appreciate them.

We have a gig coming up this weekend, with three of our friends.  It's going to be hot, but fun.
We picked our first ripe tomatoes and peppers this week and yes, they are yummy.

If you are dealing with the heat and humidity like we are, please take care.  Hydration is of the utmost importance.  We carry water with us every where we go.  If you are outdoors and become overheated, use an icepack at the back of the neck and head and hydrate.  If you wait until you are thirsty, too late.  Start hydration before you start outdoor activity and try to avoid being out in the heat of the day.
Take as many short breaks as you can.  Because I do not sweat, I have dealt with heat exhaustion several times in the past few years.  Believe me, it can be debilitating.

Show some love tomorrow, spread some kindness...and remember, be kind to yourself as well as others.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In the Pink

Her first bloom of the season.  It seems she has taken lead from the blazing star and has decided only to show her face in the heat of summer.

I love her color.  There is happiness as her face rises to face the morning sun.  I understand that phrase better now, "in the pink."  May we all be in the pink.

Monday, July 16, 2018


Storms almost all day.  The dogs have been so stressed.  Now the stars are out, hope it stays that way the rest of the night.

Full classes today and tonight, that's good, but exhausting.  Tomorrow only one class, I get a breather.

Today I feel normal again, first time since the shots on Thursday.  It's ok, worth the pain to not have the episodes.

Bed and hot tea are calling out to me.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams