Sunday Reflections ~ 8/9/20

Feels like a life time was lived in a minute last week.  Time is doing the trippy thing again.  Stop, start, continue.  Slow, fast, fleeting.  Let’s get right down to it.

Sunday I was stumped by some big words Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure.  I went with Get as in Acquire.  Finding something with an exact prompt word was too much of a challenge.  If it’s not fun, I don’t wanna.  This is what I put up for your listening pleasure #SLS for 8/2/20

Monday we had Haiku where the kid-let told me I was not really writing Haiku.  Sure enough I read the instructions closer and I missed some key elements.  I tried to do better with this one.  Also, since no one called me on it after all this time, I will keep tossing it out there.  I enjoy immensely taking the prompt to find 5/7/5 even if not hitting all elements.  Monday also brought us #SYW  good times I tell ya.

Tuesday was  Story Time 8/4/20.  This category isn’t developing like I thought it might.  Life threw a curve ball and other more important stuff came up.

Wednesday is always #1linerWeds. 8/5/20.  I was not around much for blogging.  Wednesday night I attended the celebration of life for my co-worker.  Everything was virtual through a live link.  His family and close friends were in the room all masked up and distanced as we watched.  They had his Chicago cohort present videos.  Very heartfelt and moving <3.   When one of his friends spoke his words gave solace “Today we are sad at the passing of our dear friend but tomorrow we will wake up and laugh.  It’s what he would have wanted”.    Sorry this had to happen for me to realize life is short and re-prioritization is in order.  I took off both Monday and Friday this past week, something I would not have done otherwise.  Several of us are embracing a renewed quest for work life balance.

Thursday I took a comment from FB and turned it into this post Beautiful in Any Language .  I also signed up for duolingo to learn Spanish.  Only 10 minutes a day for brain training.  Yes my brain needs training … desperately.

Friday was YAY and Day Drinking.  What a combo πŸ™‚

Saturday capstone is and will forever be #SoCS.  Afterwards, Saturday was the day to celebrate our Lulu.  Class of 2020.  Her virtual commencement is not until 8/15 but she wanted to have a small gathering on the day she would have walked the stage had Rona not reared its’ ugly head.  She is now looking for work in times where pickings are slim.  B keeps telling her it will happen when it happens.  If she wants to work, there is a job out there with her name on it.  Fingers crossed and all that jazz.

Peace y’all.   Until next time. Stay safe.

As always more to come.


#SLS for 8/9/20

Today Jim prompts us with songs that have a harmonica.  Cool beans!  I immediately thought of “Takin Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) but turns out that song does not have a harmonica in it.  I thought it did because my brother’s friend David learned to play the song with his harmonica.  I have a very cool memory standing in our front yard while he wailed away.

Take two took me to Google where I found so many awesome harmonica laden songs that I had a hard time choosing.  I wanted to avoid a duplicate but following my post then read philosophy, I was going to have to jump in there.  Decisions, decisions. Ha!

I finally landed on this 1979 classic “Train, Train” by Blackfoot.  Amazing how these musicians can make the harmonica sound exactly like a locomotive, chuga-chuga-choo-choo.   Awesome!! 

Oh, here it comes

Well, train, train, take me on out of this town
Train, train, Lord, take me on out of this town
Well, that woman I’m in love with, Lord, she’s Memphis bound

Well, leavin’ here, I’m just a raggedy hobo
Lord, I’m leaving here, I’m just a raggedy hobo
Well, that woman I’m in love with, Lord, she’s got to go

Well, goodbye pretty mama, get yourself a money man
Goodbye, pretty mama, Lord, get yourself a money man
You take that midnight train to Memphis
Lord, leave if you can
Oh, take that midnight train to Memphis
Lord, leave if you can
Oh, take that train, baby

Writer(s): Shorty Medlocke


I almost picked “Run Around” by the Blues Travelers.  Instead I am throwing in this John Popper tutorial for good measure. Sage advice … he says watch your favorite sax or guitar player too.  Be like Jimi and don’t box yourself in – he made the guitar do things no one else could.  Now that’s genius.

As always, more to come.