Monday, July 28, 2014
Listening to...Out of Africa
In a couple of weeks we will be truly empty nesters. Our son Michael, (who is fully recovered from his surgery) found a job in Michigan and will be leaving us. My heart is heavy, because I am such a sentimental mope. Mike is so happy, excited and a little apprehensive. I prayed for this, his happiness, though I was not specific. I should have prayed for him to be happy in a 30 mile radius of home sweet home.;-) I am comforted by technology. I played with our sweet p. this morning. Really played while she cooked for me and Papa. We pretend all the time now, her imagination is awesome. I know that Mike won't want to spend the same kind of face time with dear old Mom and Dad, but the fact that I will see him and keep in touch with face time, phone and texts will make the separation much easier.(for Mom!) The fact that he will be just hours away is also a comfort. He has a wonderful sweetheart, Amanda who will be there for him. She makes Mike very happy. All a Mom can ask for right?
Then I found these spool cards. Treated them the same as the button cards with a double layer, a little old paper ink on the edges and wound them with some old crochet thread. Just having fun kind of work.
My dearest shared an iTunes card with me. I downloaded so many great songs, the Theme from Out of Africa, Somewhere in Time, and including a album we had when we were kids. It is called, I Love Paris by the 101 Strings Orchestra. My Dad had a thing for all things French. He spent time in France after WW II and it made quite an impression on him. These songs really take me back. I also found a song I have been looking for for years. It's called the Trumpeter's Lullaby. (I tried to attach a link unsuccessfully, but you can find it on YouTube) I had the wrong name and couldn't find it, but this song has been in my head for ages. It came to me that maybe it would be on one of Doc Severinsen's albums from Tonight Show fame, and it was. It's as lovely as I remembered it, and made me think of my Dad who loved the song too. It's so cool how when I download to my iPad it automatically loads to my phone! TECHNOLOGY!
Enjoy this beautiful day.