13 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 3-28-20

  1. A TV commercial says that rain gutter filters increases the value of your house.
    “Especially when you go to sell it>”
    I presume for tax purposes too?


  2. Put yourself in this situation:
    All your life, you have been doing something
    Something you need to do or something someone wants you to do.
    Suddenly, there is nothing for you to do.
    Nobody wants you to do anything.
    What do you do?
    Doing nothing is abhorrent.

    She is watching TV. Telephone numbers come up on the screen.
    So? She writes them down.
    Later, she says, “What do I do with this?”
    How can you spend your life doing nothing?
    She is discovering that it isn’t easy.

    I don’t mean “something not to do”. I mean there is no reason for me to be here.
    Think about it.

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  3. RANT
    Hillary won’t go away.
    The Bush’s and Bill have done an excellent job lately.
    But Hillary wont go away.
    I don’t want anything bad to happen to Hillary, though she should likely be in prison.
    Going away would be sufficient.

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  4. Chas, there are lots of reasons for you to be here. You are loving your woman, keeping your marriage vows. You are here to offer wisdom to the next three generations, and to us. You are praying for people. You are doing what God has appointed you to do in this time and in this place.

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  5. I think Chas meant Elvera has nothing to do.

    What does she do when she goes to the center, Chas? Can you replicate it somehow. Even doing the same little thing over and over may be enough to bring peace for the soul.

    You have a difficult job now, Chas. It may be our future. Only then will we begin to understand. Our prayers are with you and TSWITW.

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  6. πŸ™‚ Grateful that I live in the country and can enjoy the wild life I see out my window. Grateful that I buy things on sale or ahead enough to not be overly concerned with what I don’t have when it is not easy to go and get anything right now. We ‘accidently’ bought an extra large package of toilet paper and that is a good thing.

    πŸ™‚ So grateful for social media that keeps us in touch with family and friends at a time like this. Most grateful for my Heavenly Father who is compassionate and gracious, all knowing, all loving, all powerful and always the same. Nothing is a surprise to Him and nothing is out of His hand.

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  7. Chas, perhaps she needs to transfer those numbers to a notebook. She can be in charge of writing down phone numbers from the tv ads. And prices so you can compare them and look for the best deal later. Then perhaps she need to put them in a box and file them in order of importance.

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  8. πŸ™‚ Thankful for my home where I can isolate

    😦 Parents who just won’t stay home. The went grocery shopping yesterday. My sister has offered over and over to pick stuff up for them. They are in their eighties. They just don’t seem to care, but it’s not just about them. The live in a building with other seniors!

    πŸ™‚ Thankful for a husband who takes care of me when I’m sick

    πŸ™‚ Thankful we are both still working during all of this.

    πŸ™‚ Thankful for my pups that keep me company and look at me with adoring eyes (even if they really only just want a treat)

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  9. Vertigo marginally improving. I haven’t tried the exercises today.

    I’m feeling off, too, my husband thought I had a fever.

    I went through three thermometers before I found one that worked, no temperature. I’ve felt sluggish all day, however.

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  10. πŸ™‚ A delightful surprise in the mail yesterday. My good friend Sue, with whom I used to work when I taught school, and whose daughter Clara was a piano student of mine for many years, sent me a copy of Clara’s first dance tune book she’s composed/published. For each tune, Clara wrote a little note about when she composed it, what prompted the idea, to whom it’s dedicated, etc.

    The notes for the pieces that were dedicated to her family were sweet and funny and brought a knowing smile to my face. πŸ™‚ She wrote “Grandma’s Reel” for her mom, who became a grandmother in 2018. The note was so touching:

    “This one is recorded on Eleanor’s Adventure [CD dedicated to her now 1-year-old niece] and is dedicated to my Ma, Sue. Ma is the kindest soul around, an incredible teacher, and she makes the best molasses cookies you could ever eat. Thank you for showing us how to live a life of generosity, compassion, and hope.”

    To her dad, she dedicated “Grandpa’s Jig.”

    “…The work ethic and persistence you demonstrated every single day on the farm is the single most important factor that has led to my success in the field of music. I hope the B melody of this tune resembles the sunrise you catch out the end of the barn during the morning milking.”

    I had to laugh at the dedication to her youngest brother: “…It takes a real brave and devoted man to dive into the farming business full speed ahead in this day and age. Thanks for feeding the planet…and for all the ridiculous jokes and laughter, ya nut.” πŸ™‚

    Clara was a little 5-year-old — not even in kindergarten yet — when she first came to sit on my piano bench for lessons all those years ago. She’s based in Albuquerque now, but I always look forward to her visits home when she tours in the Midwest with one of her ensembles. She’s never forgotten her rural origins — she still goes out to the barn to help with milking when she’s home — and is ever sweet and down to earth. How could she not be, with such tune titles as “Butternut Squash” and “Bumpy Tractor Ride”? πŸ™‚

    Can you tell how special this gift of her music is to me?


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