Archive for March, 2008

Songs of Spring

p4040006.jpgGetting ready for Easter dinner tomorrow and need to get the music playlist together.  Here are the  selections for this year. The list is divided into two parts: classical and pop/jazz.  Links are to Youtube videos of the selection. 

The poppies are blooming on the Central Coast.  I found these in a vacant lot across the street from my mechanic.  You can find beauty everywhere you look.  I’m going to have to go for a drive this week and find some more.  They revive my spirit.


Popular Music


Irish Songs

heart.jpg For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry
And all their songs are sad. –G. K. Chesterton


In honor of my Irish great grandmother and in preparation for my long awaited trip to Ireland this summer, here are my favorite Irish songs.  Links are to Youtube performances.  Some are sad, some are rowdy, and some just beautiful. 


Caught in the corner

How to use the corners in small space living?  Bookcases!  The hardest part of downsizing to a little beach house is where to put the books and all of the lovely treasures one collects over the years.  Using the corners is great way to find more room for these old friends.  Here are some from my file.