Monday, July 12, 2010




Please excuse me if posts and visits are thin on the ground this week. I have a lot of real life catching up to do and the only way is to try to stay away from the computer for a while. The good thing is we’ll have family here – always a pleasure.

27 comments:

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Nina Simone! A fantastic singer, but what a pill! They recently published a biography of her and I never realized what a train wreck that woman was. With great talent, sometimes, comes great madness.

kenju said...

Enjoy your time with family, Pat!

I always loved Nina's voice - didn't know she was a "train wreck".

P.S. I fixed the link in my post today.

Scarlet Blue said...

Have a good week!
I should really log off and do the ironing and a few other bits and pieces... just a few more blogs and I will be on my way...
Sx

lom said...

I love Nina Simone, now I shall be singing all night

mapstew said...

Enjoy the family. see ya soon. :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

UB: sad but true. Her passion is pretty obvious in her rendering.

Judy: thanks. I'll follow the link later.

Scarlet: I found some toe separators that I once sent for and they are perfect for protecting my hands and arms when I'm ironing. Bit hot though.

LOM: I can hear you from here;)

Mapstew: I will. Thank you;)

angryparsnip said...

What fun... Enjoy you family time and have a great week !

I unfortunately or fortunately depends on which way you look at it will be talking to lawyers, trust and financial people all week.... need but mind bending at any time.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Parsnip: I feel for you. If it has to be done best to get it over with. Stay cool:)

Kim Ayres said...

My posts are thin on the ground and we have family here too. But the pleasure is somewhat... er...

Maggie said...

Wonderful, enjoy...see ya when you have time. :)

Pat said...

Kim: there's lot to be said for the three day rule;)

Maggie: it's a date.

Shane said...

These are very good reasons to not be blogging. Peace out, sister P.P.P.

Pat said...

Shane: thanks. I miss it though.

Kim Ayres said...

When you have a mo, Pat, pop over - I have some photos you might like :)

Pat said...

Kim: thanks that was great.

Everybody go and see some beautiful shots at Kim's. Just click on hie name.

Queenie said...

Family and fun are the best reasons not to be blogging. Hope the sun is shining down your way (it's not here: grey and rainy). Hello, I'm back! And doing everything in the wrong order. Word verification: pesti. Can't possibly have any significance ;-)

Gadjo Dilo said...

Yes, I can always listen (and watch) Nina Simona, surely the most all-round talented of all female jazz singers. But, as the others have pointed out, what a nutter!

Pat said...

Gadjo: top of the morning to you.
Re the Diva - clearly I need to do some googling. Sometimes it seems the larger the talent the more impossible the person. Picasso leaps to mind.

Kevin Musgrove said...

You enjoy yourself, girl!

R. Sherman said...

Trust me. I understand the problem. Good luck catching up!

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: I knew you'd understand;)

Eryl Shields said...

Isn't there a story about Simone shooting her neighbour's cat, can't remember why?

I hope you have enjoyed your family being around, have a good weekend.

Pat said...

Eryl: I did google her but failed to discover her less lovely side.
It's been great with the family - I'm exhausted, fat and full of determination to finally finish the writing stuff I have to send off.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I've been rather tardy getting over here Pat...I hope you are enjoying your Family's Visit....I know you so enjoy your times with each of them....And I'll see you when you return, my dear....

Pat said...

Naomi: another comment disappeared. I know I said I'd be coming over. And I did.

Guyana-Gyal said...

So now I have faster connection, etc...and family visiting! Real life is wonderful.

Pat said...

GG: that's great. I've missed you. It's chaos here. Our long lost handy man is here - he is in much demand and MTL has given him a list of stuff to do - all over the house and garden and I never know where he's going to pop up next and more family this week-end.