Robert Tiso — La Gazza Ladra Overture (The Thieving Magpie), by Rossini.
What’s on your mind?
Hey, Suz. Wonderful on the south central coast today…. but winnnnndy! Coming through the pass was a challenge to hold my little car safely on the road.
I haven’t heard yet how your visit with Token to his friends went. Hope you had a fine visit!
hey dearie — how bad were the winds? driving in winds sucks almost as much as driving in dense fog. token had a great time hanging out in marie’s front yard with the dogs while marie and i chatted on her porch. he spent a lotta time re-marking all ‘his’ spots but eventually settled down to hang out with bean under our table.
I am up late and my sleep schedule has gone to pieces, but I guess I still qualify as a pup.
As someone who has built musical instruments from clavichords to harpsichords to guitars, dulcimers, fretless banjos, drums and such, the video got my attention. Thank you.
I admit, I have not been keeping up with anyone’s personal stories here for awhile. I hope you are well and the weather suits you.
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! That’s some purty music coming from those wine glasses…! ;-)
suz! quick drive-by to say hi. hi, dearie too!
hey nonq — glad you liked it. token and i are well :) why is your sleep schedule so outta whack?
The winds were only gusting at maybe 40 mph, but they funnel down through the pass onto the Gaviota junction, so it’s sometimes a bit challenging. But then to come around out of the mountains (well, foothills, really) and onto the ocean front is just so lovely. Whitecaps like crazy out on the Pacific. I was plenty tired after two depositions, but I never tire of the view….. the Pacific just fills me up!
Is La Gazza Ladra related to Ben Gazzara?
Wow, spurious and nonq both in the house! Hi guys! Good to ‘see’ you!
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight? glad you liked it — ya’ll seem to like this one better than last nights shatner sings :)
spur! so good to see ya even if its just a drive by… hope all is well with you
hey blue — how’s la county tonight? i guess the answer is to ask another question: is ben related to the magpies?
*heh* A perfectly good f*ck thread withered on the vine, eh…? ;-)
summer and a massive amounts of daylight compared to other times of teh year. I wake with the first light, no matter what. Nothing wrong here. Fresh garden veggies and even getting some work.
And, totally off track, but I was so pleased to see Margaret comment on Pam’s goodbye thread. I miss Margaret so much, and I will certainly miss Pam even tho I wasn’t a commenter. I read her posts and was so glad to see her join up with our FDL band of ‘differents in oh so many ways!’
Late for me, too. Wonderful weather, and so happy to be home after visiting parents in PA.
pretty much well, except for the ongoing problem of trying to afford to keep a mother in a skilled nursing facility. how are you? all limbs and appendages intact?
no one even blinked when i featured him ‘singing’.
work is good :) i’ve always had the ability to roll back over and go back to sleep when the sun shines. the middle of the night, however, is an entirely different beast.
And, I’m hopeful that you will have time to regale us with vegetable stories…. and local animals and such. Miss you, Mr. Nonq.!
me too — its good to know that those who are not commenting are still reading
hiya ce — glad to see you are back — you were missed. how was the trip?
*heh* It was a crying shame, Christine…! ;-)
ouch. so sorry to hear that spur. so far *knocking on wood* all appendages are intact :) the leg still gives me starts and stops but its not given out on me and *more wood knocking* i’ve not fallen again
The weather was just spectacular! Blue skies, breezes, temperatures sublime. Dad is fantastic at 90. MrCE’s parents, not so much.
Which begs the question: Is Ben Gazzara related to Heckle and Jeckle?
This is just a drive-by, as I pulled ER duty last night: my elderly mother slipped and hurt her hand; I had to drive quite a ways to where she lives, pick her up, look for an urgent-care place, not find one, go to hospital ER. They did good work, but were overcrowded and slow.
By the time she got moved around like a chess piece several times, seen, and bandaged up (fortunately, nothing broken/sprained/pulled and the physician’s assistant was capable and had a good bedside manner) and I got her back to her place, returned to mine and went to bed, it was 4 a.m. So I’m kind of a zombie today, but wanted to show up and pay regards to my LLN homies.
good news about dad and worrisome news about mr ce’s parents. are they are about the same age as your dad?
Took me awhile, I had to be oppositional to a GAL and several others to assist my kid, but she is with me (by her own choice) full time. She has a few shifts in on her new summer job, passed a few HS classes that we were concerned about, we are continuing with practice for a driver’s license. Could not ask for more, here. I hope you are fine and dandy yourself.
I have experienced high winds funneling (being constricted by high bluffs while sailing) and accelerating. Knock downs were common in racing.
oh noz blue! please tell your mom that i hope she has a speedy recovery (((blue’s mom))))
God bless ya, bw, and her…! *g*
good, will keep fingers crossed! g’nite (crawling off to bed)
happy dreams spur
Yes. My Dad is 90 but living in an independent senior community with great support. MrCE’s parents are insisting on living in their own home, without support, with serious dementia for his mom, and his dad at 92 is still driving and cooking. Sigh.
You are one of the good ones, blue. Many of us are dealing with long-lived parents who need our attention and care. I’m so thankful for the opportunity. I never really knew my dad much when I was growing up — he was busy being a busy businessman. It’s such a pleasure to get to know him in his 90s. Who’d a thunk! He and I have a good time together… and he no longer calls me a ditz!
Thank you, Suz and CT. Will convey your good wishes and the good wishes of the tribe.
Great to hear about your girl. Give her my best social worker hug-through-the-wires! And enjoy these moments…….they fly by so fast.
I’m sorry, but that’s just pig-headed. At the very least, they need to get home health aides in there to help them. Is a good one available in the area where they live?
sigh — there are pros and cons to both. tis a tough decision for some and an easy one for others. do they have help or resources?
I’m just doing a drive by too, as my allergies attacked and I took a Benedryl. I’ll be out cold in a few.
Despite the trials and tribulations, glad all is mostly good with you all.
hey tuez — good to see ya even if it is a driveby… dayam allergies – they always attack at the most inopportune times — unless of course, one has a doc appt scheduled… in which case they poof until after
Sigh. You are so right. They don’t like the ones they send — not the right “accent.” Things may be changing a bit — they at least got an in-house tub via insurance.
Yes. Money is NOT a problem. Parsimoniousness, yes. Wow, is that spelled correctly?
My problem is when Allegra or Zyrtec need help, in which case I have to go to Benadryl. During the day I can get away with it, after dark….
My mother can be a bit like that, although she’s already in an old-age home. But at one point when she was looking for helpers, she rejected one as basically not being our kind of people. I bit my tongue and didn’t say “Our kind of people don’t do physically and emotionally taxing work taking care of old people for $15 an hour.” Sheesh.
Anyway, try to sell it to them in terms of prolonging their lifespan and the quality of whatever time remains to them. Having said that, I’m outa here.
me too, way too late — I’m doomed at work.
All the best with that. I doubt I’ll see 90, but I bet if I did I’d be proud and assuredly obstinate enough to try to see to everything myself, too.
my dad was adamant about staying home and taking care of my stepmom who had several medical issues. he did all the cooking and cleaning but when he was diagnosed with terminal leukemia, he immediately put the house on the market and moved them to assisted living. he wanted to make sure she was taken care of after he died.
i can only take benedryl. the forking active ingredient to sudafed is in most otc and rx anti allergy meds and i am hyper-sensitive to that stuff ever since my thyroid was radiated.
happy dreams blue
happy dreams ce
I never thought of my parents as prejudiced… even though they called the Italians “I-talians” … heck, we always had ravioli along with our Thanksgiving Dinner! And part of my family could get nasty about certain Irish who weren’t their type of Irish; and other parts who could get nasty about certain Danes who weren’t their type of Danes. Even as a kid, I just marveled… and laughed.
My mother’s best friend during her troubled years in Texas was her maid… they had lunch together every day that Letha came to help my mom keep her house clean…. and there was great care and respect.
If my dad needs a helper, it will probably be a young Hispanic male or female CNA, and I’m sure my dad will tell me how his helper is much kinder and more interesting and such than …. I?…. Well, yes. My dad adapts and prevails!
This is interesting, as here in the south anyway, your parents would have been raised by blacks (nanny, gardener, cook, housekeeper). You, yourself, may well have had the same “help”. My husband had a black nanny and speaks fondly of her. I know many other people here in the south (I’m from Jersey, so don’t count), who grew up with help of other colors (as young children, did not last until college), and loved them, but as adults, there is some serious cognitive dissonance.
another drive by unfortunately<<<
if anyone's got a mind to holler at Sec'State Kris Kobach of KS, he will be on a local npr-affiliated radio show tomorrow morn, 11 am (CST)
don't know if they'll take calls while he's on – tho they normally do, but the host is good abt fielding q's sent to the website beforehand
hey ks — good to see ya. i tweeted and recommended your diary
I will, thank you.
I’ve expanded the garden by about 750 square feet. I have been doing succession planting (a mechanical veggie seeder found last year at a bargain price) and we have been enjoying, our third crop of radish, spinach and the first crop of baby beets. Planted 1500 ft of 4 varieties of sweet corn this afternoon as the weather did not cooperate with the first planting a couple weeks ago. Cool damp weather was great for the asparagus and the mushroom hunting.
I have had enough produce to try vending at a couple farm markets along with selling some craft items. Great to meet some new friends, the other vendors. I am using the farm market as a chance to market and exploit my regular profession and have picked up several leads that have materialized as paying jobs.
Glad to be able to stop by for a few comments tonight, these eyes are getting heavy.
My best to everyone. niters
happy dreams nonq
Good night, nonquixote! Wonderful to hear about your garden and about your activities in the farmers market….. great fun and good people. Enjoy!
i’m taking off early tonight pups. had to take one of those blasted vicodin earlier and am feeling mighty woozie. thank you for letting me hang out here with ya
Sweet dreams, Suz and sleepy pups…!
Niters Dearie, Suzanne,
I hope I can continue taking nothing in the way of pain relief. Don’t even have an aspirin in the house. I am certainly glad for the sleep serendipity tonight.
That is yet another great find. I hope the vicodine didn’t knock you completely out.
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