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I’m Obsessed with my Kitchen

I’m Obsessed with my Kitchen

For the past few years my kitchen has been undergoing a facelift; new countertops, flooring, gas range, range hood, subway tile backsplash and cabinet organizers. It’s a simple kitchen compared to the kitchens in new homes today where the islands are the length of an […]

A Weekend of Random Activities and Thoughts

A Weekend of Random Activities and Thoughts

I woke up to a bed full of toys on Sunday; Lambchop, a Barbie doll, play money, a Barrel of Monkeys, stuffed animals and Captain America. The figurine Captain America; not tall, dark and handsome. I wish! After a sleepover at Grammies, my kiddos were […]

Music and Memories

Music and Memories

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My life is chronologically categorized by music; by decades, by genre, by happenings in my life. The first album I owned was Rod Stewart’s – Every Picture Tells a Story, then it was Elton John’s – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. I bought my first stereo when I was 16 and purchased about 12 albums at the same time…I never liked 8 track or cassettes….I liked vinyl. Dave Mason, Fleetwood Mac’s Bare Trees, Grand Funk, Chicago, Mike Oldfield, YES, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Dylan, Grateful Dead, etc. All these categorized my life from 1972 to 1975. After high school I discovered Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run album. Thunder Road still sends chills up my spine from all the great memories I had in the late 70’s. Thunder Road

It wasn’t until spring break to Daytona Beach in 1978 that I had the revelation that I wanted to turn my love for music into a career. Seriously, I left the state of MN on Saint Patrick’s Day in a blizzard with two girlfriends in a 1976 Mustang with no clue of my future other than have fun, smoke pot and listen to music. Yup, that was me. And I returned 10 days later loving jazz and wanting to be a DJ on the radio. Music was calling me and I was listening. You see I learned early to let my gut guide me. So off to broadcasting school I went, graduated and got a job. I had what it took to be a DJ in the 70’s…I was female.

I followed that career path for 10 years until discovering I had more to offer than a love for music and a sassy mouth.

Music is still a big part of my life. I remember events in my life by songs that were popular at the time. Love songs, breakup songs, happy songs, skinny dipping songs, road trip songs, camping songs, cooking songs, dance songs….

My mind is the Dewey decimal system of archived memories categorized by music. And today I listen to the radio hearing songs from long ago but feel like it was just yesterday.

Dad – A Theme From A Summer Place
Nadine – Chicago – Saturday in the Park in the Maverick at Jerry’s Drive Inn
Dori – listening to the Grassroots Album upstairs on the farm
Kim – Abba – Dancing Queen
Billy – Wings at the Speed of Sound
Franz – Lovin Spoonful, You Never Have to Make Up Your Mind at Shorty’s
Shari – Joni Mitchell – touring the bottom road
Cathy – Dan Fogelberg in the blue Mustang Fastback
Mark – Springsteen’s Born to Run in my Subaru
Jeff- Patrice Rushen at 1109 when I first fell in love with you
Eric – Toad and the Wet Sprocket – and the 18th green at NUCC
Lori – Lyle Lovett – everything about you still cracks me up
Kate – Cyndi Lauper cuz girls just want to have fun
Jeff – Janet Jackson – When I Think of You
Mike – Matt Bianco – Mike was the best dresser and dance partner ever. He was a treasured friend who died of AIDS in 1995.
Todd – Gin Blossoms
The Tree House – Martin Zellar
Jeff – Annie Lennox – ahhhh, memories at Duck Lake
Madeline Island – John Mayer – first vacation alone
Jeff – Basia – Time and Tide Time and Tide Jeff was the love of my life – RIP Jeffrey 1955-2013, I listen to our song as I write this post thinking of the fun we had spanning 28 years.
Cal – Snow Patrol while remodeling the cabin
Anthony – Al Green

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