Where Troubles Melt Like LemonDrops

Despite the fact that I didn’t get to sleep until one AM, I woke in a groove this morning, bopping around the house and singing as I got ready to face the day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, every dog in the neighborhood was barking, in a cacaphonous chorus of yips and yowls, snarls and growls. It might be doldrum-filled January, but this day, at least, began gloriously. I didn’t even mind the chilly temperature – it was just cold enough to be invigorating.

I spent the afternoon in a different sort of groove. My friend Kvetch sent me a cd for Christmas, that I only got around to playing today. It’s a fun, funky, and flirty compilation of eighteen different versions of “Over the Rainbow,” with renditions by everyone from Judy (of course) to Iz, from Guns ‘n’ Roses to the Boston Pops.

You might think that such a cd would be boring, but no. Each version was so different from the last (and the next) that it was like hearing eighteen different songs. Can we say ‘variations with a vengeance’? I thought we could. :)

And so, surrounded by music, I spent the afternoon mailing things, puttering, working out, playing with the dogs, and grocery shopping (online, of course). I emailed my aunt and my mother, chatted with friends, and generally had a blissful, productive day.

After a lovely dinner of broiled salmon, steamed broccoli with lemon, and a baked sweet potato, I settled down to find inspiration for the digital Commonplace Book that will eventually live along-side my blog. I haven’t found the right image or inspiration yet, but thoughts are percolating, and ideas are brewing. Suggestions, however, are welcome. And wanted.

May you all have a blissfully happy, productive weekend.
May all your troubles melt away like lemon drops.

This entry officially dedicated to Kvetch, here at OD, just because.