Wednesday, November 20, 2019


I just got home from Walmart a little bit ago and got unloaded.  Roger had the TV on and it was on the music channel and a concert.  It ends up it is a dukes mixture of artists.  First on was Joe Walsh, then I don't remember who was next.  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  For one.  Then Michael Martin Murphy sang Wildfire, which was bad enough...

Then Richie Furay sang this:

I sat here with the tears always makes me cry.  I do not know why.   Is anyone else like that with music...even the theme music to some of the shows we watch either brings tears or makes me feel like crying.  Run for the Roses was written by Dan Fogelberg.  If you don't like the song, shut sound off and watch the slide show of foals and horses.


Anyway, for some good news.  I went to the dermatologist yesterday and she didn't see anything that concerned her.  She is going to watch one mole.  I refuse to worry about it most of the time in between visits, but come the day or two before and I really begin to dread going.    But I am thankful that I have the holidays free of that worry.

My leaves are done, as well as the gutters are all clean for one more year.  The guy that we had mow our yard mulched the leaves, and got up and blew out the gutters.  I feel like a ten ton weight has been lifted from me.  It was just always there in my mind.  The gutters more than anything.  The leaves I could have eventually got done by myself.  But now that is nothing to worry about.  And the way the weather has been, it would have been hard to do. 


I had been looking at this book, then a blogger had this on her blog....I thought I knew who.  Well, I must be crazy cause I could not find it on her I thought maybe it was on this other blog...but no not there.  Anyway,  I have borrowed Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens from the library and I am really enjoying it.  I always enjoy seeing what other people are reading.

I feel like I am forgetting something but going to go ahead and post this.  I hope you all are having a good week.


Cheryl Kimbley said...

Glad you get to have a holiday without additional worry. Good news.
I cry to this day when I hear Run for Roses. Always have. That song and How Great Thou Art always make me cry.
Sounds like you are ready for cold weather - well, as ready as we get.
Tell Roger hello!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a coincidence!! I have been looking at this book on Amazon, and almost bought it. It has fantastic reviews. But a few commenters said it is real boring, so I did not buy it. I am real interested in your opinion. If you really like it, I will buy it. Hurray for your good check up! I have always loved this song, and I have almost every album Dan Fogelberg has made. You would like his "Wisteria" and "The River". What is the name of this music channel? Is it AXS? I want to check it out.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Glad you got that work all done and now you can relax about that at least. Also good to hear that the news at the dermatologist was good.

Granny Marigold said...

Isn't it such a relief when certain chores get done and you can forget about them ( until next year).
Glad you got a good report from the dermatologist. That's a relief too.
I'm always jotting down titles of books and movies that other bloggers are liking. Today I requested a movie from the library called The Book Shop. I have no idea what it will be about but whoever it was that mentioned it said it had no gore. I don't like gory books or movies at all.

Nancy Chan said...

I do get emotional with some songs, music or movies and shed tears. Run for the Roses is a beautiful song and I love the music too.

crafty cat corner said...

Thankyou for your comment on the crochet, I know what you mean about having enough to do. I would like to be going a dozen things at one time if I had the hands,lol

eileeninmd said...


It is a good book, I borrowed the ebook from my library. I remember the Wildfire song. Great report from the dermatologist. Wishing you a happy day!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Good Morning.
I'm so happy for you to have all those yard worries taken care of. Don't worry anymore about that mole. Docs always say they will watch them, but if there was ANY concern at all she would have taken it off and sent it in. I saw the author of that book on the Sunday Morning News a while back. It sounds good and it must be since it is on the best seller list so long. I plan to pick up a copy the next time I go to the book exchange. The holiday is coming fast. No big gathering happening here and I'm glad it will be a laid back day.
xx, Carol

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
A very positive post, all-round - even the nostalgic effect of music! There are certain pieces that get me right in the cockles. Most usually classical, but I have to say, I have been binge-watching the latest Ken Burns on Country Music and - despite telling you that I am not a country fan - find that I know just about every song and when Johnny Cash gets going, or Dolly hits "Jolene"... well... YAM xx

Hill Top Post said...

Turn off the sound!! No way! I loved both the video and the song, but I was so admiring the beauty of the horses I almost forgot to cry!

happyone said...

Oh yes, I have many songs that make me cry.

I read when the Crawdads Sing and thought it was great. It was a book section for my book club. Everyone liked it!!

Henny Penny said...

I enjoyed the song and the video. I had one album by Dan Fogelberg many years ago, but I don't think I've ever heard this song before. It's beautiful. Glad you got a good report from the doctor. I've been worrying about all the leaves on the ground here. I've raked twice and still haven't made a dent in them. As soon as I get a spot clean the wind blows and covers the ground again. I'll still be raking next March! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Yes, some songs can get the tears flowing. (And thinking about it, some commercials St. Jude's & animal rescue advertising)

Good Dr. reports are always what I like to read. And, looking forward to your book review.

CheerfulMonk said...

Great post. I especially like the video of the horse. :)