Printing classes

Welcome friends!
Pressing times

We went to the open house.

The local arts center offers to teach the public the fine art of printing!

https://www.thegrandnewulm.com/cellar-press

The patience of these artists is amazing!

Fine artists
A display of beautuful prints

Benjamin Franklin was a printer.

You can be one too!

Change of scenery

The sun peeking through the trees

There is so much to enjoy when the weather turns warmer.

Walks up the street enjoying the blue sky, the trees, and homes brings fun and a bit of stress relief from the crazy news.

To feel better, take time to take in nature.

Lush trees

On the tube: “The Green Hornet.”

Van Williams and Bruce Lee

Each Monday I will show you what I’ve been watching in a new feature I have decided to call, “On the tube.”

Today I’m watching, “The Green Hornet.”

Campy fun.

Fun locator gadgets
Crime fighting fun

Sadly, it only went for one season on ABC, but such a lark.

Longer days

Hubby at Morgan Creek Vineyards

Yesterday was a very long day.

Nevertheless, it was time to get out of Dodge.

Hubby and I decided to let someone else entertain us with food and music for a change!

So we drove to Morgan Creek Vineyards on a chilly night.

https://www.morgancreekvineyards.com/

It was so pretty outside in the country, but we were able to sit indoors to enjoy the warmth of food, drinks & music!

Amy Zents by a blooming crab tree

We went to hear my former college guitar teacher, James McGuire play with his combo.

My former college instructor
Live music and fresh wine

Longer daylight seems to provide more energy for the soul!

Jazz trio

Saturday Sunshine

Yesterday was crazy.

Mopping slop

What’s a nightmare?

Water in the basement. That’s what.

I went in the laundry room the day before wondering why there was so much water on the floor.

It was running through a wall.

I went to the back room to discover the water in the laundry room was nothing compared to the water on the floor in the back basement room, where the Internet modem is, along with numerous boxes and bins, old computer modems and old electronics. What a pain!

All those boxes and bins standing in 2 to three inches of water.

I mopped and mopped.

I finally had hubby turn off the water to see if it was leaky walls or a leaking pipe.

I phoned the plumber to see if they could squeeze me in on Friday.

They could not.

I spent hours and hours with hubby clearing out that wet storage room.

In desperation, I called the plumber again for a referral. He graciously obliged me with a referral.

A freelance plumber came out

He spotted the problem after awhile.

It turns the problem was pipe in the wall, where we had installed an outdoor faucet for the garden hose, had burst in winter. Never leave the water hose on in the freezing weather!

He replaced the pipe and so far all is well.

A replacement pipe.

Hopefully the problem is solved now.

It looks that way.

I’m very grateful for our local plumber’s referral, and the freelance plumber who was available yesterday to come over, spot and solve our problem!

Like Shakespeare says, “All’s well that ends well!

Marlene and Me

Dietrich’s Star

I am a big fan of German-French-American star Marlene Dietrich.

I like the song “Falling in love again,” so I did a video with hubby here.

https://youtu.be/kGMNiAPg02M

One of the most popular motion picture stars of the thirties and forties, Marlene even has her own museum.

https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/en/collections-archives/digital-collection/marlene-dietrich-collection-berlin

Music and Pasta Fazool

Molly and Sonny Boy

Today my post is about music and food, two of life’s greatest blessings!

Today my little music duo, Molly and Sonny Boy ( hubby Jim and I,) did a nice little number for you, “That’s Amore.” Just guitar, tambourine and 2 vocals.

https://youtu.be/uk7FCTmL2p0

It’s a song that mentions Pasta Fazool.

Hubby cooks it often from a recipe he got from his Italian ex-girlfriend’s mother. It contains ditalini pasta, Great Northern beans, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes dried Romano cheese chunks, black pepper, red pepper, rosemary, garlic and olive oil.

Musician couple

Hello Cappuccino!

Cappuccino makes me smile! 😊

My folk duo published this song.

It was inspired by a real-life experience.

I was introduced to a new coffee drink I never heard about until I moved to the USA.

It was called the Cappuccino.

I wrote the lyrics and hubby arranged the music and tweaked the lyrics to suit.

He put the African talking drum in there as well, to mimic the sounds of cappucinno-making.

I used video and photos from the time we were in Las Vegas.

Enjoy this song for free from Sonny Boy and me!

https://youtu.be/AVFYEzeWRmU

Daily Verse and Chorus

There are over a hundred daily videos that my eclectic folk duo, Molly and Sonny Boy, made 2 years ago, shortly before the Covid pandemic.

We posted them nightly on YouTube.

We called it our Daily Verse and Chorus Project.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM1Sv8w3nV6MJ_f8dZpN0nEAnwxc_–Se

I still view them now and then to catch a glimpse of our sweet dogs Cole and Pixie who sometimes appear in them.

Pixie and Cole

I still feel so much sadness over their deaths.

Happily, they both each lived to be about 17! Pixie, the Pomeranian lived to be 16 years and 8 months and Cole the Poodle, lived to be 17 years and one month.

I wish they were still alive. Their lives were too short in my books, even though in dog years, they would each be over 100!

At Cafe Lena

In 2013, we fulfilled a lifelong dream of my husband’s, to perform at Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY.

https://www.caffelena.org/

Now that hubby is retired, we continue to practice daily, dreaming of stardom, or at least steady gigs!

The most used app on my phone is the Voice app, so we can record inventive guitar riffs and pin down lyrics for new songs.

We like to write songs, and we have an album out already of all original songs you can check out on Apple music.

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/molly-and-sonny-boy/259940366

A blood draw and Springtime beauty

This morning I had to have a blood draw for a glucose test.

The results were great!

It’s helpful to know your blood sugar or glucose levels.

Blood draw

I found getting needles (and/or shots) really bother me.

It hurts me so much!

But, sometimes it is necessary for health reasons.

I learned the hard way that it’s important to relax your arm every time you get a blood draw.

A couple years ago. I suffered a terrible strain in my forearm muscle tendon that was painful, and lasted for months.

Today, I exhaled to feel better, all the while shocked at the hurtful jab.

I forgot how much it hurt to get jabbed.

Today driving to the clinic everything was so beautiful. The sun was out and the grass was a lush dark green!

Glorious Spring colors!

I’m done with my annual physical, but it’s good to get an annual check-up from top to toe.

Keep calm and carry on.