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Sunday - August 4th, 2019 - Good Morning

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Good Morning!

It's 4:02 AM (EST) in this part of the world. . . 

I've been sequestered in my studio these past couple of days. Been doing the composing/sequencing thing. Well, I freakin' finally finished a composition that I started a while back. There's still some "tweaking" to be done with the arrangement and mix-down. Hope to have it fully finished in a few weeks. (My ears need to take a break from it for a while.) My butt actually hurts from all of the sitting! L O L! (I need to get out and do some exercise!) Anyway, the title of this piece is, "Happy Thoughts". Titling my compositions is NOT one of my strong points. But, this is a somewhat "happy" sounding piece so, hence the title. Happily, I was placed On Call Thursday night and did not get Called In! I took advantage of this and resumed working on this composition. It's good to have it FINALLY finished!! There's a link to the music at the end of this post. (I also shared it on Facebook, too.)

Amy has been trudging through the rehearsal process, working with this very ill-prepared Director. The whole situation is very sad, actually. This very young woman was originally hired to be the choreographer. The role of Director was thrusted upon her when the original Director - who is also the Artistic Director for the theater - had to unexpectedly quit that role due to his mother's decline in health. His mother, by the way, is the Heart and Soul to this theater!! She's the Founder and Managing Producer of this local summer-stock theater. Her involvement is sorely missed!! The theater might not survive without her, unfortunately. BUT, as the saying goes, "The Show Must Go On!" So, Amy continues to go to the rehearsals, but very reluctantly. This is a very young (19 years old) and very inexperienced "Director" who is simply not living up to the task. Sadly, she's way in over her head in this role. Rehearsals are chaotic, and her "vision" of the musical is seriously missing the point. It's a musical-comedy about life in a trailer park. It's absurdly silly and it is profane, with a few "F-bombs" to drive home the humor!  Interestingly, this young individual is not "getting it", and, apparently, is making "pretty" choices in her direction when being vulgar would be more appropriate for the musical. Oh well!! Amy's frustration is apparent. I've been hearing about it for the past week!! (Ugh!) (Being sequestered in my studio has been a good thing, by the way! L O L!) But with the "Founder and Managing Director" not part of the picture, Amy and others say that it simply might be time to close the theater, at least for the rest of the summer. THIS is profoundly sad. There is a lot of history to this theater. Amy has been involved with this theater for decades! We've used this theater to produce and showcase our musical, "Who's Got the Keys?" (Back in 1998, we were to perform "Who's Got the Keys?" that year when that dreadful car accident happened, killing five people, four of whom were involved in this musical's creation and production!!) So yes! There is significant history to this theater!! Who knows what's going to happen with the "heart and soul" - the "Founder and Managing Producer" -  not part of the picture. (She seems to be suffering from early dementia. She's been very forgetful, and very-much not herself.) But. . . the show must go. . .  on??

Anyway. . . It's early Sunday morning. Later this morning, there's church. I'm working tonight. Hopefully work will be "Q". Then, I am off the next three nights.

It is now 4:36 AM (EST). I think I'll go back to bed and catch a few more ZZZZZs.

Hope all have a pleasant day today! 🙂

Ted

Here's the link to the new composition. Enjoy! 🙂
 

 

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Ted thanks for sharing the composition.  Sorry that the theater is a mess right now, hopefully the musical will turn out well in spite of the chaos

Yesterday was pretty productive.  Got outside before it got hot, then went to lunch with dad.  Did quite a bit of cleaning and cooking yesterday as well

Today should be quieter.  Have church then lunch with J.  His houseguests left yesterday, he said it was a good time but tiring.   He leaves for California again on Thursday and will be there almost 2 weeks.  I don't think he has any more trips planned the rest of the year

Weather has been getting warmer, although not as bad as it was a few weeks ago.  Rain will return today but mostly has been holding off  

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Good morning!

Ted, that's kind of sad that about the theater potentially closing.  The older established people should be mentoring the next generation to pass the torch and not thrusting them into ill-prepared roles like this.  Really loved your new composition.  Did you know that the new record for the longest weeks spent at #1 was broken this week "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus (17 weeks so far at #1) started on Soundcloud?  You never know.

Joe, I like the icing on cinnamon rolls best.  

Herring, hope the meeting was a productive one and not too volatile.  Good for you for stepping up.

Stars, sorry to hear about the physical ailments bothering you.  Glad Nannie has settled down some.

J22, hope your incision heals up and stops hurting.  Sounds like some good eating is going on there.  I like "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" when I catch it which isn't often.

Nice to hear from you NB, sounds like summer is brutal in your parts.  I live in Florida and am used to six months of summer and am quite adjusted and you rarely here me complain about the heat.  Last night though we didn't get our usually afternoon rain and went out for a walk with the dog around 9pm and it was quite warm and humid.

Dianah, sounds like a nice day.  I had to Google "crookneck" squash and found it to be simple "yellow squash".  I'm not a fan but will use it in stir fries and such every now and then.

Amolucia, sorry you're having aches and pains.  I'm the worst for biting.  Like Joe, I had to have a lump under my tongue that I kept pulling up with my tongue to my teeth surgically removed by an oral surgeon.   No good advice though.

Deadly day in America yesterday.  Wow, it's depressing. 

Got my new stove delivered yesterday and like it a lot.  Joined the modern age and have ceramic glass burners instead of the traditional ones.  I found out most of my pots and pans are not flat on the bottom and wiggle around on the flat surface.   

Dianah I did also get a new air fryer at Walmart and like it.  Made some fries with it and life is good again.  

Otherwise stayed in.  My sister and niece and her brood of three kids and husband are coming over this evening for a visit and dinner out.  She has a toddler boy and will be good to see him.  

 

 

 

 

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Morning Everyone,

It's not good because I woke up to another shooting in Dayton, OH.

It has to stop! SMH

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The meeting was led by a young man who just graduated college recently. He was excellent. We identified several housing bills the state legislature will be voting on this month. He said, "We will need people to meet with legislators or their staff, hundreds of letters, emails, and phone calls. He said, "If there is a bill you don't agree with do it for the ones you do. 

One man kept bragging that his father is a doctor. He is a "Know-It-All" in my opinion. Once he raised his hand and said, "I am not a socialist. I am against "Medicare For All". The young leader said, "This meeting is about housing."

There is another meeting next Sunday. Before the meeting a man came by on his way to the Orthodox Synagogue to say he wants to help. He had five adorable grandchildren with him. He promised to attend next week. 

I hope we get something good done.  

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Herring I've done a fair amount of that.  I find I greatly prefer lobbying legislators to outreaching voters. 

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Morning, I am feeling somber this morning due to the national news. Dinner last night with sisters, cousin and her 2 grandkids was nice. i had chicken mole, which was okay, but I've had better. My oldest sister tends to dominate the conversation, but I had a good time talking to the kids, who are 18 and 19. Their mom just passed away this spring from leukemia. They live on a cattle ranch, and ride horses a lot. Haley competes in barrel racing. Trent is in college, works part-time, and works on the ranch. He showed me a video of a coyote that has become a pet. I walked home from the cafe this morning after breakfast covered in sweat. Even though the temp is mild its rather humid.

Thank you for the music, Ted. I still think Amy should take over the theatre, much she probably just wants to perform. 

Joe and Herring, I admire your activism. I go to my local representative forums, and reach out to the Congress people. Oh, I've gone to a few demonstrations. It just feels like swimming upstream right now. 

New cooking appliances, Tweety, woohoo! I have a combo gas range/electric oven that I splurged on when we remodeled a few years ago. The air fryer intrigues me. 

AmoLu, I am sorry about your struggles. Is your mouth moist enough? I am wondering about a soothing mouthwash, like Biotene. I know when I bite the inside of my mouth its almost impossible to keep my tongue away. 

Hang in there, NursBlaq. I can tolerate heat, but the humidity is ugh. If it was so sticky I would send you a big, ol' virtual hug. Oh what the heck, {{{NB}}}. 

and a big mmwwhah to Stars. 

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Joe & Tweety - thanks for the info but the bite is just smooth mucosa. Not a growth or anything. If I could just stop biting it, it would just heal itself over. Kind of like when a kid picks at a boo-boo, it's just there and I just bite it unconsciously.

Nursej - you're right about the dry mouth. I have an EXTREME problem. Has been really bothersome since I started a new regimen of meds with my past hospitalization. I really think it's my meds. I've checked them out and YES, dry mouth is a #1 side effect. I use biotene already, ointment, spray, toothpaste AND mouthwash. Only momentary relief. I walk around with a water bottle. So much water I squish!  But the water is OK for other health issues. I use Lifesaver candies which help but I tend to start chewing them and then, BITE my lip again.

I'm a mouthbreather with a cpap machine. I seem to manage keeping my mouth shut while I'm awake, but when I doze off my jaw just goes slack and my mouth just opens. Such SUPER dry mouth. And so I bite the spot again & again. You know, it's sounds like such a MINOR problem, but it is a significant issue. Those of you (us) who've had cats know the sandpaper tongue feel of cats if they lick you. I get so dry that I wake up gagging.

Oh well, I'm open for suggestions for dry mouth too. Such silly sounding problems with all the toil & trouble going on in this world. Eg some 29 people dead with 2 mass shootings in 24 hours. Praying for those affected or involved.

Now if I could just figure out how to get the AUDIO to come back to my TV. I somehow fat-fingered the remote and knocked out the audio. I get some kind of direction video screen that I should re-program with, but I'm clueless. I'll just wait for my HHA to come tomorrow to play with it.

It's amazing how techno-savvy she is. Of course, she's only 22yo and she has all the fancy 'big kid' toys. I guess it's that generation. But she also has a sense of naivaete (sp?) that's amazing. 

The circle of life ...

 

 

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Hello all!

I took some CDs to our little postal store this morning and got them mailed out to friends and family who have followed our band.  Then got the car washed.  Then went grocery shopping.  Dh and I put the groceries away and I relaxed with some cheese and crackers while he conducted the daily Cat Feeding.  We will leave soon to visit friends and drop off more CDs.

Have a good evening.

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