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At 8:10am on July 14, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

Thanks for the friend add Kathy! I worked in your neck of the woods running tree planting crews in the early 80's, from Lake of the Woods to the North Shore and also across Northern Wisconsin. I work for the same company today, but now I'm the "computer guy". Trucks is a true prodigy, it's nice to see so much talent without the accompanying big head. Combine him with Susan and the combo is hard to beat. Good move finding a teacher, I've got lots of bad guitar playing habits because I'm self taught. I'm convinced that the big trick to learning an instrument is just to stay motivated and keep practicing, you'll get there. Another tip is to learn a little basic theory, it can really help. Alt Country is really just a grab bag of styles ranging from acoustic to traditional country to roots rock. The unifying factor is that it can't get any radio airplay. Here's one with some tasteful mandolin playing.

At 5:02am on July 14, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

I knew about your dialysis but didn't know the rest. Makes you realize how precious life is. I think a little music is just what the Dr. ordered. Fiddle is a tough one. I run into fiddle players at jam sessions every once in a while who play old time fiddle tunes like Sally Goodin etc. They're good at a jam because the guitar accompaniment is usually pretty simple and easy to pick up on. Lots of good female fiddle players because the neck fits smaller hands better, as opposed to the guitar. I picked up the guitar after a 25 yr. hiatus after I lost my wife to breast cancer. It gives me something that is endlessly challenging to do and has led me to a whole new circle of friends, I wouldn't have had otherwise. It's good for the soul. Here's one from Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival. And some nice fiddle playing. BTW YouTube is a great resource for learning an instrument, lots of lessons from beginner to advanced. What's the first song you want to learn? Keep those YouTube clips coming, I'm always on the look out for something new or new/old.

At 1:55am on July 14, 2012, Pastelpainter said…

Thanks for replying Kathy. I must look into these pickles, I miss pickles and chutney most of all, what you are talking about sound delicious. Have a great weekend.

At 6:55pm on July 13, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

Hi Kathy, nice to meet you too!. I like all kinds of music but defiantly classic rock is right up there. Music is a healing force for me too, playing and listening. I play for fun with friends on weekends, lots of Beatles, Motown and stuff from when I was growing up as well as some pretty twangy stuff. I listen mostly to Alternative Country these days. At parties we are sometimes asked if we know any newer stuff, unfortunately for me newer is early 90's:) This one is #1 on my playlist these days, trying to learn that swing backup guitar.

At 8:10am on July 13, 2012, Doris D said…

I have some pics of him on my fb page when he was like a day old so u might have to go back through my page to find them. I broke my wire to my carma and haven't been able to put any up for abit now.

Happy Friday the 13th to u too!

At 7:00am on July 13, 2012, Trudy said…

Hi Kathy. You have a pretty summer page! Hope you have a good weekend as well. We're birdwatching and keeping warm...

At 6:45am on July 13, 2012, Marie B said…

ooh, refrigerator pickles, I might have to try that. and now Reed's got me thinking about roasted vegetables.

At 6:27am on July 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Pickle lady. They sound like they will be delicious. I just have not felt like myself lately. I even signed out of TY. It is depression or something or the heat but I gave myself a swift kick and today I am better. Of course, being awake all night while Russ coughed congestion did not help. Tom comes tonight. I am going to give the both of them my chicken noodle casserole and in a bit I will make Brownies. Me I am going to roast veggies with a few scallops thrown it. It is hot here. About 2 it rained for 5 minutes. 90's again today. Our swimming pool has no shade. I hope it drops to 80 so I can go in and do water erobics. A lot of my new plants died Debbie left too much water. So will start again. I hope you have a good day and keep cool. HUGS,Reed

At 4:56am on July 13, 2012, Marie B said…

you too Kathy, been thinking about your blog, I went to the eye doc yesterday, and I thought she was going to say my vision had gotten worse, but it's the same. I think I might have been blurry because my bg was a little high when I was there. of course, waiting 2 and a half hours in the waiting room gave me a chance to bring it down, lol. hope to see you on the chat later today or weekend.

At 5:19am on July 10, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Hell Kathy. I hope you correct bikette. I am from Florida and not a schmucks, HA HA. Nut you can tell her I flunked TYPING.

I think I slept I was dreaming of portable toilets ???I looked at the clock and it was 5:30.

Feeling pretty good. Knees bad but I can live with it. Another day in the 90's.It is s hot I prefer to stay in the house. My BG 102. TOPS tomorrow so have to get the Agenda ready. RAP SESSION different ways t cook veggies. Might get some good tips. We als bring food for the church food pantry. We use 3 big rooms and they only charge us $50 a mnth so to show gratitude we each bring food for their pantry. I vnever did get to doing the laundry. What have you been up to. I hope you are keeping cool/ Take cre. HUGS,Reed

At 11:10am on July 9, 2012, bikette said…

It is a big place up here! I love it when some relative from England calls about coming to visit us and they want to know where we are relative to Vancouver because they only have a couple days to spend here. They have a problem trying to grasp how any cross country trip could take more than half a day by car. Heck, it takes 2 days by Plane to travel coast to coast to coast.
We in the Riviera part of Canada - further south than you! Minneapolis is considerably north'er than SW Ontario and I'm even in the SW tip of SW Ontario - just a couple hours from Detroit, in London ON. So our latitude compares to places like Rome and Denver and Northern California. Hard to believe sometimes! We are south of at least a dozen American States, including all of those west of Lake Michigan and most of New England also. Most Americans don't usually think of us Canucks in those terms, but I can often better understand how those poor schmucks in Florida feel when they're suffering from their humidity too.
We just never get much in the way of high winds or super storms... No earthquakes either and floods are rare because we live near a winding river and some shallow fresh water lakes. No oceans here. This is probably the safest place on the planet for natural 'disasters' but ever so often we get some wind / snow / ice damage in winter and that becomes our "hurricane" ... we all huddle together inside brick homes with deep basements and wait for the storm to peter out and move off.
Not a lot of trailer parks here - none in the winter except for a few in the national parks. And I'm always surprised to see the homes in the southern US - so many wood frame or aluminum (clapboard) homes. Lots of huge estates too, but most of those homes flooded in New Orleans were not brick and had no basements. Even in Tornado alley my gal pal there tells me people don't have basements and same in Florida with the shallow water table there.
I'd guess that about 80% of the homes in London On. are brick or brick veneer, with solid cement footings and basements. The rest are mostly aluminum siding with those same basements. Ain't nothin gonna push these places of their foundations - nothing this far inland anyway. And the way my hubby repairs windows and doors, so that "no man will tear asunder", it would take a helluva twister to shake them loose. If a tornado were to whip through our 'hood', I would fully expect to see our house and its bricks all shattered and strewn about, but with the windows and doors still standing!
Now if we could keep the people outa here, we'd have the safest place on the planet.
Fear not, Kathy - the weather dude says we're sending some cooler air 'down' to you this week so hopefully you'll be able to breathe again soon. I would have tossed you a snow ball earlier but we didn't get much snow last winter and the whole 'meltoff' part was just a trickle this spring. Too bad too. I don't drive much either so I really don't mind the snow.
I have a handicapped permit on my car to allow me to park closer to stores as I cannot carry parcels and still stay upright at the same time. I love it when people ask me about my apparently non-existent handicap... I just tell them I'm "legally blind" and wait for them to cock their heads... "whut?" Either that or I tell them I'm mentally handicapped and start swatting imaginary bugs off my shoulders. None of their dang business anyway.
Hang in there, girl.

At 10:47am on July 9, 2012, Doris D said…

He can't wear newborns at all. He already into 0-3 months clothing! LOL!

At 10:47am on July 9, 2012, Doris D said…

Thank U Kathy & I will. Yes I think he was a big boy for sure since my kids weighed 4 ponund 15 ozes and 5 pounds 5 oz. He kinda doubled his mom on weight! LOL!

At 7:30am on July 9, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Morning Kathy. I had a good night of sleep. I hope it is not going to be 3 nights no the 4th night yes. I see we are going to be 97 or more today. I will do laundry andgo to drug store. I wish I could get my pills and Russ's pills all on the same day instead of being scattered. Tom left this morning. He did a lot of weeding replanting. The vinca died new too much rain. So he got purple pinta hope they live. I think your temp has cooled. Any plans for today? Take good care of yourself. I care. HUGS,Reed

At 12:33pm on July 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Kathy. What a wonderful way to beat no power. Very glad you got AC friends chat sleep and breakfast..great way to go.
I was up all night no matter how hard I tried I just could not sleep. Tom ran and he wanted a lumber jack breakfast. The he stripped all the beds turned the mattresses made the beds. Where does he get his energy. I then washed them. We went to Hammock to shop....nice ride along the ocean. The vincaI plated 3 weeks ago died. Taking them back later and getting something else. I hope all is well with you and you are keeping cool.This weather staying with us all next week. Take care. I care. HUGS,Reed

At 11:26am on July 7, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Kathy, I enjoyed reading about your "camping" trip, what a good idea. hope everything's straightened out today. It's plenty hot here today, I'm just a little north of catlover, it's going to 94.

At 9:23am on July 7, 2012, catlover said…

HI Kathy - What a resourceful idea !! To rent a room in a hotel. It will be 103 here today. I do not plan to go outside. How was your "free" breakfast ? I am in between packing for our trip to CA. We leave on Wed for 8 days. We will be visiting our daughter, sil and g-son. Hope you have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I understand it is very soon, and I may not be here. Stay cool. Cat

At 6:16pm on July 6, 2012, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Kathy how are you doing in this hot weather ? I hope well. I am hopeful about my dissertation being done soon. So I will be a more frequent poster. Hit me up if you need anything I can help out with.


At 8:20am on July 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Good Morning, Kathy. Is it still hot there? It is not bad here right now but it will climb yo to the 90's lter. Got the laundry done,vacummed the rugs dry mopped the hardwood floors and am popped. Tom coming to night and wants meatloaf. So I have to go drug store and I will go to Winn-Dixie for a few things including hamburg. He has the Readings at Church on Sunday s I will practice with him. Russ is doing much,much better doing a lot of thins watering the gardens. They shaved and trimmed my palm trees this morning. The HOA insists we doi it once a year $18 tree. I admit they look better. You been out and about? I ony go if I have too...too steamy. Take good care you know I care. HUGS,Reed

At 6:33am on July 6, 2012, bikette said…

Congrats on your featuredness, Kathy. I've been reading about your recent ordeal and hospital stay and empathize big time. My hubby went through a similar cellulitis scare and it was quite the threat! He now wears his fashionable compre$$ion stockings but doesn't sport those pretty purple legs anymore... the sacrifice!
Keep on keepin on, girl ... and keep it cool if you can!



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