If a month, say February, for example, has only 28 days, one can’t be blamed if one is sipping on a cuppa and glances over at the calendar to see March staring in one’s face and realizes one has completely skipped the monthly post on one’s personal blog.
So let’s just move on as if nothing’s amiss here. But February did seem to dash by. Or maybe that’s just me? I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning and/or organizing around the old Hall House AND listening to a lot of music whilst doing so and time has just flown! Also, I think perhaps I owe the dearly departed Mister Man an apology.
See, that man would sit in his office working, blasting his rock ‘n roll favorites way beyond the air waves of that room. Now, I like rock ‘n roll as much as the next person. Maybe more since I worked in radio back in the day. BUT.
There is a time and place for listening to Iron Butterfly and it’s not when one’s writer wife is trying to think up the next brilliant Great American Novel. Or even the next blog post for the Muffin.
It’s not that Mister Man set out to purposefully sabotage my great thoughts. It’s just that music was a necessary soundtrack for his work and so when I would (nicely) ask him to shut off the &*^& music, he would argue (nicely) that I should go elsewhere to work. Things would not so nicely escalate and eventually, he’d turn down the music a smidge because he was after all, working and actually making money, and apparently that carried more weight.
Whatever. The point is, since the first of the year and my Major Cleaning and Organizing Frenzy, I’ve found that listening to music has been very conducive to getting the work done and keeping me in a very fine mood. And certain work (such as emptying kitchen cabinets) requires ABBA, whilst other work, say writing this here post, requires Kris Kristofferson. And for optimum efficiency, the music must…well, blast throughout the house.
So, sorry, Mister Man, I get it now. And you can get all caught up with my February brilliant thoughts over at the Muffin. There’s Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign (and I’m working away on that manuscript! You’ll get it when you read the post.) and Letting Go of the SPECTACULAR.
(And thanks, Mister Man and Kris Kristofferson, for inspiring this February post. You heard me. February. You want to argue, take it up with the Calendar Powers That Be.)
Best tribute to February that I ever read! You are right about music. I usually turn the volume on the tv off during commercials. There is one though that I turn up the volume and sing (shout) along with it. Some people are singing an old Jackie Wilson song to their plants, “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher …” I wish we could sing that in church since it sounds like a joyful prayer of thanks and praise.
Thanks, Anita, and I agree with you 100% about that song–I’ll put in a request to Father Sunny and Thomas. I’m sure they’ll agree with us. 🙂
March. It’s hard to believe!
I KNOW, Pat! Seemed like such a long year and then suddenly, whoosh!
Diana Ross and the Supremes. They are great as a soundtrack to housecleaning. (And LOUD Supremes.)
Especially bathrooms, Sioux!!! (The louder, the better!)
March! Iam so happy. I recently told my daughter one of the things I miss is music, agthering with others to listen.