Archive for February, 2010

Mac Davis said it best. You gotta stop. And smell the roses. This week has been wild for me. I’ve been sick from a flu bug for the past two weeks so it was nice hearing from the girls that I was to receive some sort of surprise this week from both of them. Thursday I received first a card and two dozen beautiful (really beautiful) roses in assorted colors. I stopped at the post office on the way home from work that day, and I also got a package with bath salts and an iTunes gift card. Wow! Unfortunately, I no more than got home and put the flowers in their vase than I got a call from Mom that said that Dad needed to have another heart surgery. How can that be when he has been doing so well? So I go to the doctor on Friday because I want to make sure that I can head to Florida to be with Mom. I had 102 degree fever (no idea, hope I didn’t infect any school kids on Thursday) but no pneumonia.  I got my medicine and went home to bed. By Friday evening my fever was gone. Carrie was worried the flowers wouldn’t be pretty because they were delayed two days due to the heavy snow we had here in southern Indiana. I sent the girls some pictures on my iPhone, but they didn’t do them justice, and Sarah couldn’t download them on her phone. There was nothing else to do but to pull out my DSL and take some more. Hey! It’s not often I get photo subjects that don’t yell at me, “Mom, put the camera down!” I decided to take pictures of them all over the house–in the living room, by the window, on the table, etc. When I put them on the hearth, a funny thing happened. My silly cat  started smelling them, walking around the vase to smell all the different colored roses. So I put them on the floor and snapped away quite happily until I started losing my good daylight. I may not have been able to smell the roses, but somebody else sure did!

When I was much younger, I used to get The Who and The Guess Who mixed up. I learned to love the different styles of both the bands however. It’s exciting that one of the groups, The Who, will be playing at the Super Bowl. I used to have such a crush on Roger Daltry. When I saw the movie Tommy was on tv earlier this year, I recorded it on my computer. I still love their music and hope they play “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Baba O’Riley” and “Who Are You.” Of course, “Pinball Wizard” is a favorite, but I also play a lot of “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “I Can See For Miles,” “Magic Bus,” and “My Generation.” “Squeeze Box” used to crack me up. “The Seeker” is on one of my Rock Band games, but I don’t remember for sure which one. The Who are from Britain, and I think the Guess Who are from Canada, but they are both on several playlists in my iTunes.

I braved the snow today to go to CVS in Loogootee. I could be wrong, but I don’t think there is any place in Shoals that sells Advil Cold & Sinus. That product is the only thing that can keep me going when my allergies are bad. It could be a cold or flu, but I’m hoping it’s just allergies that’s had me down for the last couple of days. The trees were so beautiful on the drive over, so I stopped and took some pictures. After Christmas I bought a small little camera to keep with me so I don’t have to haul the DSL around. The snow is nothing like what Carrie is dealing with in the Baltimore/DC area, but I still thought it was really pretty.