I received a phone call late afternoon on Sunday. It was an invitation from a friend, to go to a local "jam session". It was somewhat of a tiring, busy weekend - well, more than what I am used to anyway. I thought about not going, on the spur of the moment, but changed my mind. Even though I wasn't wanting to get cleaned up and go out (I was doing domestic stuff), but the music was "calling me". It was a very enjoyable, relaxing evening.
I so enjoy jam sessions. I love the variety of musicians, instruments, and music genres. These were seasoned musicians, who have been playing music over 25 years. All acoustic, so those wanting to visit could, without yelling.
Hey, "outlaw", thanks for invite. I was warmly welcomed by the owners who provided the cabin, for this 'annual' event! And, Susan, thank you! *smile*
Where I bank, there is a young teller who has been battling a rare form of cancer. After months and months of wrangling with this horrible (dis)ease she is back at work. She looks better, and stronger, each time I am at the bank.
I stopped at the bank on my way to work this morning. Sasha assisted me and shared some good news she got from her hubby yesterday afternoon. It is my understanding that they were running out of options.
She may qualify for some test trials. I did a "whoop, whoop" little victory dance right there in the bank! All the employees were amused and entertained. I am not a personal friend, but I am a caring bank customer. Even Sasha told me how the encouraging words, positive thoughts, and prayers help.
All these months that she's been off her job, each day I drive by or go to my bank, I automatically think of her, send a positive thought, silent prayer, or make a "heart" gesture with my hands if the stoplight happens to be red!
Cancer is wretched and shows no discrimination of who, when and where it strikes. For me, no matter the (dis)ease, it is sad to see people I love and care about suffer.
Congrats, Sasha, I hope you qualify for these trials you mentioned and perhaps your participation will be a stepping stone to eradicating this horrible (dis)ease! You go, girl!
A friend, Vicki Townsend, was interviewed about an exhibit at the Ft. Worth, Texas library. It is a photo exhibit of new and rarely seen photos of JFK. As most any of us would, she was a bit nervous about how the interview would turn out. I felt she handled herself with grace.
Thanks, Vicki, for sharing this; I enjoyed it very much.
"The Crazy Ones" is a new half-hour comedy, starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. They are father and daughter.
What an insane ride! No disappointment. You really need to pay close attention, as the verbal insanity is quite fast paced. I cannot watch it if I am tired. This is one of the best comedies I've seen in a very long time.
I can really relate to the theme of it, having worked in the advertising/printing/newspaper fields more than half my life. Perhaps that's part of the reason it is so appealing to me. I laugh aloud, heartily; it's typical Robin Williams' cutting edge humor. Thanks, Robin!
Who is this little girl?
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