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Wow, first on the GM thread.

Quite tired this morning, not sure why. Maybe it was all the strange dreams I had last night. Can't remember any of them now. Hopefully I'll feel better in time for work.

My brunch meeting went fine yesterday, was actually early. We agreed next time we met it would be in my area.

Did manage to get outside yesterday, was a little warmer. Today is to be warmer still, one of the warmest days in quite a while.

Thinking about taking a day off sometime soon. I think I really need a break. Have to check the schedule.

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Good Morning Joe and all who pop in,

 

Hope you brighten up as the day goes along Joe.

 

Running late for me as the alarm did not wake us up yet I set it as I climbed into bed but we are not complaining for the extra sleep. LOL

 

We still feel tired from our work on Saturday, the hikes etc but feel happy we did get some stuff done around the house. Hubby did start on the edging at the back of the house so we may do a little tonight considering we have more daylight now.

 

Hoping for a good day although one of my patients has ended up in ICU so I need to find out about that.

 

Hope you all have a most excellent and happy day no matter what you get up to.

 

Much love to you all.

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Good Morning -

Thanks for starting the Good Morning thread, Joe. Hope your day goes well.

Just woke up (for about the 3rd time, as usual). Waiting for coffee to finished brewing for First Coffee. Working tonight, the 1st of two nights of working, off one night, then working two nights, then (drum roll please) it's VACATION Time! Yes! Taking two weeks off as a "staycation" (I think I've said this before).

Oh! Coffee's done! Hope all have a pleasant day today! See you later! :)

Ted

Edited to Add:

I'm back, like a hemorrhoid! LOL!

Just got a call from Amy who is at work. Apparently, a co-worker is searching for a keyboardist for a gig coming up in June. This co-worker has a small ensemble swing band. This gig in June is a paying one, although it's doesn't pay much money. They're just looking for someone who can do the gig and have some fun. If all goes well, this can be a long lasting "relationship". I'm sooooo FREAKIN' interested!!! I haven't played in an actual band in almost 20 years! The last one I was in was a southern rock band. We had a blast! Hope i get this June 6th swing band gig (and that that "all goes well")!

Happy Happy, Joy Joy! :D

Edited by Ted

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woo hoo, TED!!

A PAYING gig!!!

Do it. :)

Sounds like fun!

Good morning all.

Interviewing applicants today for a nursing position in our dept.

Thurs and Fri I have off, we are going to camp at the Temecula Bluegrass Festival.

Yup, with the whole band -- we circle the "wagons" (rigs) and jam.

There will be two stages in town with great bands (our faves: Sligo Rags, Silverado, Bluegrass Etc).

We will be camped about 1/2 mile away, in a dirt field.

No matter, it's the picking and people that make the event, not the surroundings. :)

No rain is forecast, temps should be in the low 80's.

Off to work, y'all have a good one.

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Wow, everyone is happy this morning and it is a Monday! ;)

I just saw Spidey off to 6th Grade Camp. I'm not a happy non-camper. When my older 3 kids went to science camp (we did it each year at a private school) moms could go with them. The last one I went to was this particular camp and Spidey was a baby and went along. I was in charge of a cabin full of girls, including my daughter. It was fun. It becomes very hard for me to let my kids go have experience without me. We are sort of joined-at-the-hip.

30 minutes before my call time came for hospice, one of our longer-term patients died so the weekend nurse went on the call. He was an esophageal cancer patient who lasted with us over a year. Was pretty healthy up until this last week. His wife is going to have a hard time I think.

Re: the AN Jam Session . . . . .I could play "air guitar" or bring my broken guitar along. I never did take learning the guitar seriously and I'd like to go back and kick myself for that. I love the guitar. But obviously not enough to learn to play.

Well, 5 days without my kiddo . . . . sigh. We can go down on Wed and Thursday though for visits. Which I will definitely do.

Have a great day!

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Good morning. Just got back from much needed haircut. New style. Actually throw back to 6-7 yr. ago. Comfy, and now that my hair is long enough to do it, I am happy. I hate short hair on me. Not too much on my horizon today. A bit of straightening, cleaning, and make turkey tenderloin for dinner. I want to go look at some crafting things. I miss crocheting and have to try again. There has to be a way I can without firing up Mr. Arthritis. My trigger thumb healed so I am going to try something a bit different.

Great news, Ted. I am sure you will have a great time. Swing is really a fun kind of music. Joe, glad you are being respected at work and they recognize your valuable contributions.

Dianah, Sounds like a wonderful time coming up. Enjoy. Interviews, yuck. Good to get new blood but boy it takes so much to get a good employee. Sabby, hope you can get things straightened out with the ICU situation. That is so rough on all. Wonder who made such a decision?

We had a touch of spring over the weekend. It is a bit warmer today, not as great as the weekend, still we are on our way. This may come to a screeching halt on Thurs. when S*** is forecast. I am really done with winter.

Have a super day.

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Good morning Joe, Ted, Sabby, AKY, Steph and Dianah:

Ted: A paying gig in a swing band! Great! I hope it works out.

Steph: My theory on practicing an instrument, writing a novel , or creating art is that the truly talented can't help themselves.

I was in a country band singing solos and duets and playing autoharp and fiddle. When they got a steady job I had to quit because I worked night shift every other weekend. If I'd been really good I would have gotten another nursing job instead.

Then in 1983 I thought I had cancer. It turned out to be a papilloma on a vocal cord. My daughter had warts on her knee and fingers remove that year too.

After lazer surgery healed i couldn't carry a tune. my voice wouldn't obey. My daddy got me "Minus One" tapes to practice in the car and at home. (This was before Karaoke)

My Daddy practiced trumber each and every day from age 11 in 1929 until 10 days before he died on Christmas Eve of 1998. When he couldn't lift the horn up to play he gave up. He was already in hospice, but could play at home and with the band on the Queen Mary from a wheelchair until the bone mets paralyzed his arms.

Writers always write. Artists creat art. It is not a chore to them. i am not like that.

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Steph: My theory on practicing an instrument, writing a novel , or creating art is that the truly talented can't help themselves.

When he couldn't lift the horn up to play he gave up. He was already in hospice, but could play at home and with the band on the Queen Mary from a wheelchair until the bone mets paralyzed his arms.

Writers always write. Artists creat art. It is not a chore to them. i am not like that.

I agree. You are drawn to it and can't help but practice. If practice is a chore, maybe it isn't for you. I've had Spidey in lessons but he railed at practicing at home. He liked the teacher and his lessons but that was it. He stopped after about 6 months. With my blessing.

When was your Dad on the Queen Mary? I worked there in 1980-81.

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Good morning to all!

I'm jealous of all the musical talent here. That part of my brain never developed.

Just wanted to say a quick hello. It's a busy Monday and it's snowing. Yee ha.

Hope everyone is well and is having a good day.

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I agree. You are drawn to it and can't help but practice. If practice is a chore, maybe it isn't for you. I've had Spidey in lessons but he railed at practicing at home. He liked the teacher and his lessons but that was it. He stopped after about 6 months. With my blessing.

When was your Dad on the Queen Mary? I worked there in 1980-81.

He played on Tuesdays in the mid to late 1990s.

At Club Level - The Little Big Band 5/96

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Love reading you all this morning. Break is over, I had time to read but not really post will come back later. I hate to leave a conversation about music. :(

See ya later. :wavey:

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It's past my Bedtime, but I wanted to Post to tell you all how much I've enjoyed reading your Posts.

A Cartoon came to Mind with Ted playing the Keyboards, steph on the Air Guitar with me Keeping Beat by Clapping (Once Someone gets me Started).

But then I read herring's Post and was so Touched. Wow, herring- you're Something.

BC: That "part of my brain never developed", either. EVERYTHING I do that that's Musical is Totally Learned- No Innate Talent here. I wanted to Learn to Play the Guitar and I did. But just because I can Play DOES NOT mean I'm any Good at it!

Believe me- and Belinda will Vouch for me. In fact, the First Time she came to my House, I Played for her, not knowing that her Dad was an Accomplished Country-Western Musician. I Played and Sang one of my Favorite Elvis Songs from his Sun Record Days: " I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone". I even Made Up a little Chord-Run Picking Part that I thought was Really Cool. Not Scotty Moore, but Cool. When I was done, Belinda said, in all of her Innocent Honestness, "That wasn't too bad!"

I have Good Insight to What I am and am not Good at, due to the Feedback of Honest People, like Belinda.

Love you all!

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