Know what I did today?
Go ahead, ask me … I have been in the computer office most of the day. And I’m going to tell you how I spent the day in just a bit.
But first. After going outside to a perfectly hot horrid day, (83 by 8 a.m. — humidity was gaggingly high) which turned my butt right back around to enjoy the cool and so I did a little housework.
For breakfast we had dried sausage (you have to be from the South I think, to appreciate this), homemade Belgium waffles and I put on a fresh pot of coffee. The pot of coffee I had put on at 5:30 was long gone by 10.
You know, we’re up before the chickens, and they’re not quite as stupid as I was led to believe. We don’t have any chickens (other than the misguided Dudley Rooster McBride). That would be taking the farm life a little too far to suit me. But our neighbors who live in the vicinity of Angelus Road do, and we heard the roosters getting up and announcing sunrise somewhere around 7:30. They announced again around noon, just in case you didn’t get that first message.
When they began to cackle and crow at 3 p.m. I was well away from them, sitting at the computer.
Earlier this week my pal Lee got all smart and put up a playlist. Lots of my pals have a playlist. For anyone who doesn’t know what a playlist is, it’s a music box. It’s a mighty fine little music box of which I am most proud. When Lee told me how easy it was I began to whine … no, I didn’t whine … well, not exactly … I told her I’d tried once before but for the life of me couldn’t get the darn thing to work. So she sent me the instructions, step by step instructions … two pages of instructions.
Single spaced. Font 8.
As I’m reading this over I keep hearing her say “it’s really simple, just time consuming.” Yep, it was time consuming.
As I mentioned, we had breakfast this morning, and it’s a good thing, because I never did get around to fixing supper. Or lunch. Mac wandered in every little bit and asked me if I was done yet and I think the glares that went his way soon convinced him to fix a sandwich and leave me alone.
The hardest part was trying to remember all my favorite singers, songs and the titles (or at least a close proximity). I found out that there’s more than a little red on my neck. I actually love country music … and when I found Roy Clark’s (of Hee Haw fame) rendition of “Malaguena” I nearly fell over!
It is the most beautiful version I had ever heard and my LP which it was on has been gone for years! He plays a fine 12 string guitar, I know because I once saw him play. It was the first time I had ever heard “Malaguena” by him, it was 1977, I believe. You know it’s on there!
So putting this music box together has brought back many memories for me and even though I’m tired, it’s after 11 p.m., I just had to tell you about it. If you don’t have one, you must get one … well, you don’t “must” but you should. We can compare music tastes. I won’t laugh at yours if you don’t laugh at mine.
All of you with computers, just google Playlist or use this code … http://www.playlist.com/g/#/home.
You won’t be sorry!
— Sandi McBride is a resident of Jefferson who blogs regularly and enjoys her garden and her furry and feathered friends. She is a wife and mother of two sons.