It's been a Crazy on Wheels this past week...We're still getting lots of rain...so I just had to listen to this, some of you may recognize/remember this tune, here are the words....
"Hey man, take a look out the window 'n' see what's happ'nin'
Hey man, it's rainin'
It's rainin' outside man
Aw, don't worry 'bout that
Everything's gonna be alright
We'll get into somethin' real nice you know
Sit back and groove on a rainy day Yeah Yeah
I see what you mean brother, lay back and groove.
Rainy day, dream away
Ah let the sun take a holiday
Flowers bathe an' ah see the children play
Lay back and groove on a rainy day.
Well I can see a bunch of wet creatures, look at them on the run
The carnival traffic noise it sings the tune splashing up 'n'
Even the ducks can groove rain bathin' in the park side pool
And I'm leanin' out my window sill diggin' ev'rything
And ah and you too.
Rainy day, rain all day
Ain't no use in gettin' uptight
Just let it groove its own way
Let it drain your worries away yeah
Lay back and groove on a rainy day hey
Lay back and dream on a rainy day"
From Electric Ladyland 1968
One very rockin'dude,eh? But there was so much more to his music, you folks out there who got into it more than what they played on the radio waves know what I'm talking about, the above tune is an example of that. Blues, most definitely, but also mellow, jazzy little tunes...yep, he did those too.
I've been awarded this
which has tickled me no end...but what had me knocked out of my chair was the fact that FIVE seriously Rockin' 'girls' gave it to me. THANK YOU x5! and they would be...
(forewarning here, I AM quite fond of the word 'sweetheart', ok?)
Julie she's just too cool for words...seriously, AND she's expecting her very first Grandchild, Clover Grace......!!! Julie is a sweetheart.
Charity the very.sweetest.soul.ever. and always touching my heart.
Hege ...she's amazing, absolutely so, plus we share that love of elephants.. her knitting brings tears to my eyes, it is just that beautiful
Kittymommy (seriously, do I not know your first name?) I have such a great time reading her blog, her little ones are so cute, and I'm just amazed at all she accomplishes, did I mention how funny she is? yep.
Nikki sweet and so very generous, what is it with the Sweethearts in Virginia?
And these ladies indeed Rock, they Rock hard!
Now Hege claims she's too old to say someone 'rocks' with a straight face, which made me giggle, so I suggested she'd just have to say it with a big smile on her face, works for me.
But 'Rock'...most folks think of the style of music, and well, so do I (I also think of rocks...you know, the kind on the ground? 'cause I love rocks...yes, Stephanie, I DO collect rocks!) er.. back to the 'Rock'...I do believe there's a finer definition that has evolved that goes waaay beyond ....Joan Jett...ya know?
Anyway, now I get to make some picks, heh, and the way I see it (always with the 'knotminding') since I've been awarded this title 5 times...I should be able to pick 5x5...right?
Because let's face it, ya'll rock. That's right. And you know what else? I'm sending it right back to Julie, Hege, Charity, Kittymommy, and Nikki in case they'd like to spread the 'Rockin' goodness some more...you don't 'have' to, of course, but the opportunity is here for the taking.
There's no reason or rhyme to the order...just seriously know that I think you are ALL Rockin' Women!(we need a Rockin' Dude award...for Eric and Tony!)
Ms.K You already know how I feel about her...
Monica Outrageous (in such a good way) and ALWAYS up to something!
Marti So very Earthy, I love this about her
Wanda....check it out, she has a new blog addy! Wanda is a most beautiful soul, she's always touching my heart.
Ryan & TMK (Dulaan Dudettes!) Funny, amazing and exceptional at everything they do.
Susan Incredibly nice and have you seen her designs?!?
Dana A sweetheart...such a generous soul, Queen of Felted Clogs, Bowls, Socks and soon Spinning...and to think I would've missed her if I hadn't read comments that day....
Dianne What a sweet, kindhearted, generous, funny lady, she's a good friend, she's also my hero.
Robin Yet another incredibly talented lady, she keeps me on my toes with her little guessing games
Pat for one, she has the very best dressed feet around, inspirational
Glenna Funny woman, and so much more...another one with that kind of brain for amazing design
Martha Glenna's twin sister, her photos will amaze you, her knitting will astound you
Kelly Such a sweetheart, gifted knitter and dudes, she has a wee bitty hedgehog, for real!
Peg This lady cranks out some amazing knits, all beautiful and she can swim 67 laps!
Norma mercy...where to begin? rose petal jam perhaps? Her heart is as big as a Kansas sky.
Paula fabulous knits, designs and she's soon to be off on her wondeful Birthday Trip!
UK Jo Sweetheart deluxe...her spinning? Leaves me in a swoon each and every time
Sarah Another sweetheart and I'd love to be able to have dinner with you too
Angie Her mind is amazing. Her heart and soul...exceptional.
Holly (she has two blogs, here's the other one) She has an incredible imagination, love her!
UK Marianne Domestic Goddess and so much more, always inspiring me
Amber Have you seen her Elemental Dolls? Beautiful
Celtic Jo Always and forever up to something new and exciting
Mary Ann (Nonizamboni) Incredibly insightful in her writing and always thoughtful
Emma she's too cool for words, seriously, she's a great neighbor and always knitting the most incredible projects
Kit very funny and beautiful knitting!
Saisquoi? Discovered her not too long ago, she's 'next door' in the Magic 28 circle and she does indeed rock!
Amy Besides always cracking me up with her humour she's a sweetheart, generous and kind, she's also quite the 'bag lady'
Faren So glad she finally got a blog where we could leave comments! Very generous soul
Sue Librarian extraordinaire...that goes for her knitting too, incredibly inspiring
Kathy She's also Librarian extraordinaire..she hasn't been knitting terribly long but dudes, she can KNIT...and her quilts are not at all shabby (they're beautiful)
Dee This lady does it all, knits, stitches, takes great photos and shows some pretty tasty meals.
and of course.....Gretchen, Rockin' Guest Blogger! (you also already know how I feel about Gretchen, this life is indeed grand)
That's quite the whack of Rockin' folks! I have been inspired by each and every one of you, no doubt about it...believe me, you are each very special, incredibly exceptional human beings...(of course, go ahead and count them...you really thought I'd stop at 25?..what can I say? my bad? my not minding?)
All you fine folks grab that award and whap it on your blogs.
Onward and upward....the closing date is fast approaching...ack...it's on a Thursday (not this week but the next), Bobby says to me yesterday morning...'hey, we close on Thursday, we can have a moving truck here the next day and move!'.....thump...then my brain exploded...just a little. Now as crazy as that might sound, and maybe it doesn't crazy to you at all but hold on, the thing is my Mother and a cousin of mine have gotten their heads together and set up a 'family gathering' for the following Sunday. yep.
Bobby and I had a bout of verbal duking...and then we each went to our own corners for awhile...I thought it out over the next couple of hours after which time we had bout #2...then back to our separate 'corners' and I spent a few more hours thinking it out...it just might be 'do-able' but it involves baking either this week or early in the next week and putting those goods in the freezer..and oh yeah, having Grandchildren here during the day....yep..I'll keep you posted.
If my head doesn't explode.
A friend sent this photo in an email this week, 'Sunset at the North Pole' I don't know who took this, I certainly didn't....so I'm not trying to take any credit here....I did send it out to a few friends, I know that some folks were able to view it, others not so that's why I'm including it in the post. Outstanding.
Happy Rockin', and Knitting to all and continue to make good times.