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Sad News for Music Lovers

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We Boomers lost two music icons this week with the passing of Casey Kasem and Gerry Goffin.

I should say “pop music icons,” I suppose.  But guys, Top 40 is what AM radio played before the days of FM and album rock.  We cut our musical teeth on pop music of the 60s and 70s.   I took my transistor radio everywhere, even on my bike, because I didn’t want to miss a musical countdown of the week’s top hits  (Thanks, Casey!)

Gerry, a gifted lyricist, and his then-wife Carole King wrote some of the most unforgettable songs ever.  “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” is one of my all-time favorites.   

Give me a snippet of a song, and the music will transport me to another place and time.  Think I’m setting the Way Back Machine to Loco-Motion Time right now.

 

Loose Ends

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Loose ends.  My life is full of them right now.  Look at my car, my office, my house and you’ll see what I mean. 

Which loose ends to pick up first?  Which to drop and defer?  Which to sweep under the rug, maybe not just metaphorically.

I’d like to start with my own disarray, but the car and the living room full of my husband’s electronics gear screams “me first.”  Since he can’t lift anything due to illness, it’s up to him to direct and me to transport stuff into his refurbished electronics room.  Hope that is on his radar this weekend.

Did I mention two storage units full of the same?  As a result, I’ve sworn to become a minimalist, or at least start thinking like one.

Here’s another reason: Stuff multiplies.  Quickly.  Last August my mother-in-law moved down the street with only a few clothes, a small TV and a couple of personal items.  It took me (and her niece) more than a week to drag all her stuff to her new apartment.

Lest you think I’m a neatnik, I’ll confess that I’m sitting in my own Clutter Colony right now.  Hey, why don’t I gather up my loose ends first before I’m at wit’s end?

Then everything will fall into place.

 

 

Into the Woods

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Even though I quit reading fairy tales quite some time ago, I’d still love to live in a tiny, sweet home in an enchanted forest.  Actually, my prince/husband and I will get the chance very soon.  Our little cabin will be delivered in a couple of weeks and set up on our property in the mountain woods.

Magical?  You bet. 

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