Thursday, May 25, 2023

I Like Thursday #167 ~ Home


I am here.

I am outside.

I am enjoying the flowers.

I am exactly where I want to be.

I am home.

Today is 

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color 

May you be where you are happy and happy where you are.

Happy Thursday! 

Thursday, May 11, 2023

I Like Thursday # 166 ~ Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts by Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Kraus

Today is 

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color 

This week LeeAnna asked us,

"Do you have a favorite musical style?  

For fun:  what kind of music calms you, 

makes you want to dance, or stimulates you creatively?"

The answer is I like all music.

This song is one that calms my soul, makes my spirit dance

and sparks my creativity.

May you have Happy Thursday.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

I Like Thursday # 165 ~ One More Time


May the 1/4th Be With You!

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Today is also 

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color 

This week LeeAnna asked us,

"Do you like to sing for yourself, or others?" 

The answer for me is:

Yes, I sing for myself and only myself.

If others hear me ... eh ... um ... not my problem.

I have a funny story about this from when I was 20 something and living at home.

I used to listen to my music in my room with my headphones on.

Yes, they had headphones in the 1970s.

One night I was listening to this song and tried to hit the high notes at the end:

Take Me to the Limit ~ Lead Vocals Randy Meisner

My mother banged on the wall and asked me from the other room if I was okay.

I said, "Yes, Mother."

She muttered something like, "Didn't sound like it."

I laughed.

She muttered something like, "What are you on?"

I laughed again and said, "Nothing, Mother."

She went away muttering angrily some thing such as,

 "Did not sound like it. I think you have a problem."

I can still laugh about it.

So ... as I said ... if anyone hears me when I sing,

that is their problem. 

They can go away muttering.

Just so you know ... 

I am am still singing along to this song.

Today while trying "one more time" 

my kitty Nutmeg can over meowing to ask if I was okay

... or to ask me to stop hurting her ears.

I just laughed and played it again.

Nutmeg says, "It's all okay, Mommy."

Go ahead, my friends...

sing along with me 

... or not ...

your call.

Anyway ... one more time ... 

Have  a Happy Thursday! 

Monday, May 1, 2023

Work Room In Progress


This is the progress on the new floor that my hubby and two sons

 were able to make over the weekend.

It is encouraging.

The new maple laminate flooring is reaching into the middle of the dining room.

Cassian is on the rug in the living room,

appreciating that he has run of this part of the house this morning

as the kitties are closed into the back of the house when work is happening.

The real work week has started for my guys

 and the furniture will probably be in these patterns 

until the weekend.

That is a photo on my desktop of me and Mr Scrapatch and our son Matt

 taken a few years ago on the deck of his home in early spring.

So I have my old HP computer up and running.

Very, very s-l-o-w-l-y.

I will be replacing this a component at a time as funds permit, 

starting with the tower.

Under the temporary chair mat that I put down this morning, 

you can just see the edge of the big patch that needed to be filled 

in the old floor where my old computer chair wore grooves in the wood.

This gray chair is a new purchase early this year 

during the big online clearance sales and it is very comfy.

What you cannot see in this photo is my sewing machine 

which is still under wraps and stored in the other room

on its table which is usually under the window.

So I am still doing occasional hand sewing

and dreaming of the quilts I want to make

when I get my sewing corner back.

May you and yours have a happy and safe week!

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Technical Difficulties

 Life in the Scrapatch is a rocky place right now,

but we are blooming as best be can.

Hope to be back soon ... :)