There were a few loose ends rolling around my mind. Sometimes
I will post about snippets of news. This made me picture today a
patchwork quilt. The way the colors and patterns are beautiful,
connecting along the edges of each patch, with fine stitching.
Connections between my friends who are bloggers sometimes are
tenuous like fine threads which may or may not hold up over time.
There are some where similarities and commonalities have become
discovered and developed over time.
These unique people have woven intricate designs into my heart.
This has led me to believe our close relationships carry value and
weight. As friends do, over time, we have learned more about each
others’ daily lives. Sometimes, even the ones who create space and
distance, open up on their blogs to include personal news, too.
In recent posts, there have been a few questions I have found
answers to, along with situations which don’t warrant a complete
post on the subjects.
Did you hear that Dr. Seuss’ wife found a ‘lost’ manuscript from
years ago for a new book to be released in July? It is called,
“What Pet Should I Get?” The commentator who announced this
made a joke, “Well, of course it will be a Cat in a Hat!”
I overheard someone say they “lost” a love along their path in life.
It made me think of the song, “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling.”
(This song was originally sung by the Righteous Brothers in 1964.)
It may interest you to know I have a different ‘take’ on the subject.
I never felt I ‘lost’ after having loved someone deeply and with a full
heart. Especially if the love was returned with the same depth, even
if it didn’t last. Since the original loving feelings made an impression
on my heart and are in my memories, they will never truly be ‘lost.’
What do you think of this thought?
On someone’s post or comment, sorry I am not quite sure whose,
I mentioned the Hallmark movie, “Away and Back.” I recommend it
since it is about relationships and has beautiful Trumpeter Swans.
A little girl in the movie also mentions one of my favorite books.
She says her mother used to read to her the wonderful E. B. White
book, “Trumpet of the Swans.”
When I was describing the baby swans, hatched from eggs and the
children of a widower trying to raise them I couldn’t remember
what those adorable ‘chicks’ or ‘goslings’ were really called. In
the middle of my shift today, their name popped into my mind:
Mom and I loved this movie which has a serious role for Jason Lee
to play. (He performed the character of “Dave” who yells, “Alvin!”
in the Chipmunks recent movies. He is also of television fame, on
the past silly but addictive show, “My Name is Earl.) The Hallmark
film also had a feisty naturalist female part, well-acted by Minka Kelly.
The three children characters range from 11 – 16 years old.
A friend of mine, who I met two years ago through match. com,
still thinks about me and sent me Sneak Preview Tickets to see the
new Kevin Costner movie, “McFarland, U.S.A.” I knew I was going
to be busy with my grandchildren’s musical program and chili dinner,
so I gave them to one of the ‘clerks’ in our Bin Order Filler department
at work. Michelle is a calm ‘oasis,’ always upbeat, so I was pleased
to be able to pass these tickets forward to her. She told me that the
movie is inspirational and worth going to see. Her boyfriend enjoyed
the running part of the movie. Michelle liked the international cast and
the emotions expressed. The guy who works for the Columbus Dispatch
sports section is named, Gary. This movie comes out tomorrow in our
local theaters. (They felt it was cool to attend this special preview.)
Speaking of Gary’s, there is a bit of news about a younger man with the
The other man, who I wish my oldest daughter would meet someday,
named Gary, is moving into my apartment building. Today, he told
me he had signed the lease, got the keys and was going to have a good
friend and his father help him to move in this weekend. I am glad to
have a coworker in the building, since it is nice to share rides, from
time to time.
When I first moved in there was a Ron, who actually knew me for the
first two years while I was still teaching. When I knew I would have
to switch careers, he is the one who persuaded me to try Advance Auto
distribution center. He has since met a great woman through his
church, moved out and is now working for a correctional institution.
Then, there was a nice man named Don, who has retired and moved
to Florida on February 14, 2015. On a different shift, I do have a male
neighbor named Pete. None of the above were the ‘right’ ones to try to
Saturday is a busy day for concerts at the Delaware Hayes High School.
Skyler, aged 10, will be performing in the gymnasium with his cello.
Right before his performance, my granddaughter, Lara, will be singing
with the middle school chorus in a completely different location! In
the auditorium. If you don’t see any posts or comments, there are my
plans and if you are in the area and wish to sit and listen to some funny
musicians and young chorus members, you may run into me there.
Speaking of music, I enjoy watching “American Idol.” I believe the
singers who come from other shows are good singers, but there have
been many fantastic ‘discoveries,’ from this fine entertaining show.
I am going to tell you ‘who to watch,’ and I hope he makes it to the
Top Ten. His name is Clark Beckham. Last night, he performed
amazingly well, at this beginning level of rounds, still not cut down
to 25 performers. His song was, “Georgia on My Mind.” Wow!
Last but not least, there were a few people who were asking me why
in the world Vanilla Ice would be at this weekend’s Home and Garden
Show? The answer will surprise you! Vanilla Ice is a regular handyman
and also, an entrepreneur. You may find him on not one, but two HG-TV
shows. My girlfriend, Jenny, told me that Vanilla Ice buys homes, repairs
and decorates them quite elaborately. They are very lavish in their decor,
which are then sold, this process is called, “flipping houses.” Jenny thinks
he looks handsome and not aged like other singers. The other show is even
more interesting, she told me. It is called, “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.” She
says the people probably are really Mennonite, since they allow themselves
to be filmed. Vanilla Ice has learned how to do carpentry work, woodwork
and is very skilled, according to my ‘source.’
Do you have any special weekend plans?
I hope everyone manages to stay warm, healthy and enjoy your weekend.