Metronome which belonged to Maria Callas---from Sotheby's Catalog
We had quite a busy morning, with Sweetpea coming down the stairs with her Mommy about 7:30, and then her Daddy dropping in for coffee on his way to work. We’ve been for a long trike ride---forgetting that THIS was the day we were going on a Discovery Walk, with her spy-glass (magnifying) and her new little basket (her first-ever purchase at a Yard Sale).
The neighborhood is full of little findable objects, from pretty rocks to fallen leaves to tee-ninecy strawberries, small as a pea, peeking through the freshly-mown grass of the median. We intend to go back out in a bit, since it’s ONLY 87 right now, compared to the 98+ of the past few days.
But right now we need a MOMENT. It’s been like Barney in
today---just Go-Go-Go every minute. We didn’t even stop for breakfast, so Ganner just took us out for a lovely lunch. I had a really good chicken-breast half with some tasty collards and a jalapeno/corn muffin, Ganner had a Barbecue-Baked Pork Chop, and Sweetpea had Mac and Cheese and cantaloupe. Raleigh
We took the “scenic route” home just now, riding through the ups and downs of the tunnel of trees on a side-road, with Our Girl’s request on the CD player---“Play Number ONE Again!!” We rocked to Adele all the way home, with those Irish drums booming and our hands clapping and all of us doing such vigorous chin-thrusting head-nods to the music---I’ll bet the cars we passed just caught glimpses of what looked like a carful of big deranged chickens.
We’re all of Irish ancestry back along the line (and on my side, American Indian, as well), so I think drums are in our blood---the heartbeat of millennia, with the Celtic rhythms all the way back to the Firbolg’s sticks and rocks, and the centuries of hide-covered logs and pots serving as dance tempo and work beat and ceremonial flourish.
Anyway, we’ve had quite a morning, and it’s time for a little cool-down on all fronts.
So, while we take a little break, try a moment with Adele---just discovered a couple of months ago, and highly addictive for listening. She is who she IS, and that's WAY cool.