"Story Lady"

Friday, December 31, 2004

Bring It In


New Year's Eve Posted by Hello
You are welcome to join us this evening at 11 PM.
We will be offering a service at Spiritual Pathways Center.
When it becomes the "Official New Year" we will celebrate.
Begin the year in God's Presence.
Hi-De-Ho!

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Light


Mr. Dill and i got to provide the Holy Night music for Unity Christ Church during the candle lighting ceremony. You would have enjoyed it. The minister began explaining there is nothing special about the candles - everything we were using was a sign or symbol to remind us of God. The service had twelve readers - each lit a candle of a different color representing "twelve powers" - names of God to us - and the minister wrote it in such an excellent way - each reader would say "This is the gift we give the world . . . . "

For instance, Imagination - the reader imagined a world of peace, of plenty . . . for Renunciation the reader gave the gift of wiping the slate clean of all grievances (I could see the world being relieved of error - just like clearing temp. files, cookies, ad-ware or virus off the computer) -

Here's what I really wanted to tell you. Everyone gets to light a candle and then set it in the sand provided - when everyone has finished we turn off all the electric light so the people can view the blaze we created together . . . but, the service was better attended than expected - and there weren't enough candles for everyone. The minister offered another way for everyone to enjoy the event - but, immediately, every presenter (musicians included) gave their candles to the ushers - so there'd be more available . . . . after everyone had passed by the candle table - the minister asked if Mr. Dill & i would like to light our candles - I no longer had one, so i kept smiling and indicated I'd pass . . . except, the usher had plenty in his hand - when I understood there were candles - Mr. Dill and i got up and lit ours, adding it to the light - the last person to hold a candle to the "Christ Flame" was the minister . . . . then there was still one candle left.


The minister thought for a moment - maybe it was for the world, then he thought it might be for all the people who do not yet understand they are the light of the world - they are the Christ . . . then he lit the last one and added it to the collection of already burning candles.

We don't know how there got to be enough candles to share & spare - (I was glad it wasn't fish.) It's like the Macabbe mystery of oil (Hanukkah Story) - all i know is it happened - and even the minister couldn't keep the tears back.

It's Christmas.
Alleluia
Christ Georgy - reporting in


Hi-De-Ho!

Monday, December 20, 2004

Oh My Fur & Whiskers!

What a challenge yesterday was.
By mid-evening I wanted to throw myself away.
Ms. Osa, my "new" dog decided to take matters into her own paws. 
I opened the back gate to let her into the yard after our evening walk. 
I unsnapped the leash so she could run really fast into the yard.
It's fun for her to try to sneak up on any bunnies that may be hiding in the bushes. 
Instead she got a gleam in her eye and raced across the alley.
Then she swiveled around to look at me and raced across the yard of the apartment complex
two yards away from us.  She literally looked like a streak of shadow passing by.
Oh golly, I was really concerned.  Our neighborhood is so urban.  The traffic in front of our home
is rapid and uncaring (unforgiving) and Ms. Osa is black which makes her hard to see.
I started to pray and walked slowly around the block, hoping she would think herself very clever
and find me to gloat.  When I got around to my own front door, there she was, waiting to be let in.
 
I spent part of the evening refusing to talk with her.  if she tried to sit next to me on the sofa,
 I would moved to another side of the room.  If I had a treat, i turned my back as if there was no dog in the room.
Eventually I stopped be angry with myself.
All seems well this morning.
I will be extra cautious from now on.
 
Whew.
Hi-De-Ho! 

Make Mine the Dream, please.

"If you have your choice between the money and the dream, take the dream every time." - Kent L. Brown Jr's grandmother, Caroline Myers, co-founder with her husband, Garry Myers, of the magazine Highlights For Children in 1946

Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, December 17, 2004

From the Christmas Calendar

"Beauty is simply Reality seen with the eyes of love."
Evelyn Underhill
Hi-De-Ho!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

A Royal Affirmation

I Am Listening to the Songs of Angels
Who Are Presenting Themselves
through My Intuition

Hi-De-Ho!

Monday, December 13, 2004

The Christmas Calendar

www.spirituality.com/ChristmasCalendar

I look forward to my visit every day.
Now you can go there, too.

Hi-De-HO!

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Psalm 42:8

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Blessed.

I have the best family.
I went to do chores yesterday.
When Ms. Osa and I got downstairs we found that -
even though we had keys to our new van, we had no van to use them in.
Evidently it has already found a new home.
The family God has given me all hold out their faith to keep me safe and secure.
I know all is well.  I know Love Itself is in control.
If I should slip at times - I have a strong family holding me up.
 
Blessed.  Blessed.
 
Hi-De-Ho!

Two Things

I have two things to say.

1. Nothing is impossible to God.
2. All things work together for good to those who love God.

I just wanted to tell you that.

Hi-De-Ho!

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Christmas Quote for this Day

"Keep Yourselves Busy With Divine Mind."
Miz E

Sunday, November 28, 2004

94Autohaus


This gentleman is stellar. Posted by Hello

About two weeks ago a lady fell asleep at the wheel and sent my van to vehicle heaven.
It took a while to find my next car. I learned that not all used car sales people care about what they do. Finally I met a wonderful, honest man. His name is Steve Robinson. If you find yourself needing a good used car, call him. If you want to hear more of my story, just ask, I'll be happy to share.
Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, November 12, 2004

Army Soldier & His Patch of Grass


Patch of Grass Posted by Hello
Here is a soldier stationed in Iraq, stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt, fertilizer and some grass seeds so he can have the sweet aroma and feel the grass grow beneath his feet.

If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of a scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted.

Hi-De-Ho!

Sunday, November 07, 2004


Just a pretty sight. Hi-De-Ho! Posted by Hello

Clothed In Possibilities

I got in to a tiny rant over some of the things I've been believing - or dreaming about - for a long time. I've decided not to give up on a single one of those cherished ideas. Instead I will continue to clothe myself in possibilities.

I hope you do the same.

Hi-De-Ho!



Saturday, November 06, 2004

Wonderful Day

What a beautiful day this has been.
I was stunned to see the bright sunlight when I woke up because it has been raining for so many days straight.
I found the perfect gift for my friend's birthday.
A neighbor came to the door to let me know God is wonderful.
 
I have to agree.
Hi-De-Ho!

Thursday, November 04, 2004

November 2nd

The talk of the day is election.
I wonder how this will turn out.
One thing for sure, we'll eventually all know.
 
I got tickled to see my Halloween post says it was put up on election day.  The title is about things scary.  HM - a little prophecy?  No, no not at all.  Prophecy is for the edification of the body.  Good News & Love, that's what I'm here for - what I should concentrate upon. 
 
Where is my 2,000 word submission for the day?
Where is my story submission?
 
I better go.
 
Hi-De-Ho! 

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Great Words

What a blessing.
I have had several messages from the first people to receive their copies of "Heavenward."  Almost everyone has kind, enthusiastic, uplifting words to offer.  This is so great I have such a long way to go with this project, the encouragement is fuel for the journey.  I am grateful for the help.
 
Here's the fun extra thing.  Today is the first day of November.  Therefore, it is the first day of NaNoWriMo.  I have joined a collective of 5,000 folk writing 50, 000 words (a novel) in 30 days.
 
Yippee!!!!!
Hi-De-Ho! 

Friday, October 29, 2004

Saint Nicholas

Okay, it is true that the Bishop Himself (in Spirit) comes to visit us soon (Dec. 5th.)  But today I feel like that generous saint.  I have boxes of wrapped CDs to deliver.  The very generous folk at church pre-purchased so I would have enough do-re-mi for the last payment.  I didn't have to borrow even one penny for this project.  Don't you think that is super cool?  When I think about how far I got to come in order to be able to achieve this.  Then there is the amazing thought that having a new CD after all this time, is actually the beginning.  Now I get to wait and watch what God has in Mind for me.  Oh, happy, happy me.
 
Hi-De-Ho!

Thursday, October 28, 2004

First Portion

What do you think one inspired person can do?
I've certainly heard a lot of great stories that cause me to believe anything is possible to those of us willing to BELIEVE.
 
Well, I have almost finished sending off the first ten percent.  I am almost ready to stand and watch God work out His plan for this project.
 
I took a class in June of this year.  My teacher said it is possible that we are all in the "River of Life."  It is possible that it comes from and returns to Heaven.
 
Well, let's just see, shall we?
 
Hi-De-Ho!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


It's Here!!!!! Posted by Hello

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Saturday!!!!

This is a perfect day.
Saturdays are Ms. Osa's special day because, whenever it's possible, we go to the "Saturday Park."  Usually it is the same place, sometimes we vary and go to another, prettier place.  Either way doesn't matter to Ms. Osa.  She loves going.  She loves viewing other dogs.  She loves sniffing and just being herself.  She doesn't complain much about having to be on a leash or about her bossy momma who insists there are, indeed, rules of behavior to be followed.
 
Besides all this, today is the perfect kind of October day.  The weather started out with a downpour of rain.  By mid-morning, though, the sun was shining.  It is so warm that you don't even need a sweater or sweat shirt. 
 
Because we are mid-western, we get Fall.  The trees are lit up like Christmas, without the lights.  Some small few trees are bare but all the rest are brilliantly colored.  Every neighborhood street looks like a scene from a Miramax, falling in love scenario.  Honestly - Perfect.
 
Here in Saint Louis people are beginning to decorate their homes for "Halloween."  It wasn't as common just a few years ago.  I was surprised when I traveled in Minnesota to see homes decked out - in a way I used to associate with Christmas - but in celebration of "Halloween."  I watch the morning news programs now, though and learn that much of our nation seems to be "in the spirit."  It's not my thing, but it's what's popular.
 
When I'm driving home late at night, if I don't remind myself about the decorations, the shadows on the houses will try to convince me that there are frightening folk lurking about the yards & porches of my neighbors.  I'm not naturally brave so it takes me a few beats to know the Truth of the situation.
 
I'm a kid of the light.  When you think of it, that's true no matter how you take it.  I've been performing for so many years, I'm used to standing, sitting, singing in the light(s) any time of the day or night.  I wish light could just emanate from me where ever I was - I just have to trust that, being God's kid - it shows in ways that are important to my Father.
 
hey, when it comes to decorations, I still have not yet put up, or decorated a tree - so, dusting would be a decorative celebration to me.  I am happy, creative but not necessarily tidy - so - more power to the ever changing lawns, homes and porches. 
 
Hm, do you or your neighbors have a decorative goose at your house?
Me, I wish someone would come up with dress-up kits for all the religious statues in the neighborhoods.  Honest, Mary would make a great action figure . . . don't you think?
 
I've skipped way beyond our perfect day, haven't I?
Well, where ever you are - I hope your day & world is good, very good - perhaps even - PERFECT.
 
Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, October 22, 2004

All Saints CD

We have had the best time.
 
Wednesday Morning was (of course) Tiny Tots Storytime.  We recorded our own CD in honor of "All Saints Day."  The next time we meet (Wednesday Morning)  each child will have their own copy to take home.
 
This means I got to design and print out CD art.  I learned about CD labels and was pleased with the outcome.  It also means that, besides Wednesday Mornings, these children can play and sing-a-long with their own CD as often as they want. 
 
Somehow I find it difficult to believe the guardians of these little people will be happy about that after the ba-jillion-eth time they've heard "If You're Happy An You Know It."
 
Here's the personally distressing thing.  When I am doing "the work,"  you know - being the story lady - I don't really pay attention to myself.  When I hear it though, I sound a bit daft.  I have different voices - like I'm suddenly channeling soupy sales or - perhaps i have all these happy people sharing my body all the time . . . . ?  During the actual story time, it's a device to keep all the little people interested - but heard by itself, it's concerning.  Very strange.
 
Well, write and tell me about your projects.
Hi-De-Ho!

Monday, October 11, 2004

Columbus Day

Oh I miss my old neighborhood. I would never miss the fun and tradition of a holiday.
I lived with my marvelous (and greatly missed) border collie. When we first moved in we went door to door on our block introducing ourselves. I gave everyone a copy of our most recent CD of the day so everyone knew we were artists. The neighborhood is settled by Italians. Several generations have been raised in the tiny homes. They are built in a style called "shotgun." For most of the homes it means it's is straight through from front to back door. All the neighbors know one another and everyone's personal business. There is a backyard system of visitation. The homes are small, so people never just walk inside but choose to visit over the fence. Big parties and all festivities happen either at the bocce club or - far more often at the church. Every major feast day, holiday or fun event has a parade through the streets. It's a wonderful inconvenience. The streets are blocked off to traffic by the police. Horses pull carts, people throw candy, sing songs - everything is celebratory. At least once a year the priests and faithful walk through the neighborhood and bless it in solemn procession.

Unfortunately for me today. Columbus day snuck up on me. I only know about it because the post office is closed.

I need to make plans to return to a small community. I need to live in a place unconcerned about inconvenience in the name of life's celebrations.

Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, October 08, 2004

Friday Morning

What a wonderful rainy morning. I adore inclement weather. I have managed the first part of my morning studies and allowed my imagination to put on possibilities for the day. Ms. Osa and I need to get our chores done so I can get home and write an overdue (seriously overdue) article. Did I tell you the artwork for the CD has been finished? I get to return it with small changes next Thursday. It won't be very long now until "Heavenward" is an actuality. I've been living with the project in my imagination for so long now that I'll feel celebratory when I can put copies in peoples hands. Then I can move on to step two with it - and begin dreaming up another project.

I could use more bookings.

This weekend will be loads of fun, though. Listen to this. We get to do our "regular" gig at Nik's tomorrow (Saturday.) Then we have a church service (with a cool congregation) Sunday. We set up extra early for that one. Afterwards we get to do a birthday party for one of our regular jazzy storytime kids. I guess he will be three this year. Then, on Monday - "Jazzy Storytime!" Don't I have loads of fun?

Yes, I really do. I admit, there are disappointments - but the overall joy of it all is worth everything.

God takes very good care of me.

Hi-De-Ho!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Catching Up

Finally I have a moment to sit down and share. The art work for our new CD is ready to view. In fact, it's been waiting for me to come pick it up for two days. I can't believe I managed to wait so long. Tomorrow morning I'll get to see. My friends say it's "awesome." So, color me excited.

Jazzy Storytime was really crowded yesterday. That's very fun for us.

Well, Ms. Osa Magillicutty Happy Pants has been working the "day gig" with me for a few days now. She is really into being the professional "temp" dog. She's really good at it, too.

Personally, I'll be glad when the CD is paid for & ready to give to folk. I'm ready for a major adventure.

I gotta go get some stuff done - see ya tomorrow.

Hi-De-Ho!



Friday, October 01, 2004

To September, With Love


Birthday Queen & Joyful Subjects
Posted by Hello

Remember when i told you I was surprised at tiny tots storytime? The first Story Time in September they gave a perfect party. One thing for certain, children always know how to
"do it." A fun time was had by all.
I wore my decorated self all over town - proudly -
because it's a marvelous thing to know you are loved.

Hi-De-Ho!

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Singing the Note


Can you find me? Posted by Hello
This was a huge fund raiser last holiday season.
We are always ready to serve - this time we raised awareness and funds for children at risk.
Mr. Dill is in this photo as well. Let me know if you spot either of us.
What a most excellent evening.

Hi-De-Ho!

"Away From My Desk"

Do you hear that a lot when you phone people?
Well, I'm writing from another location and i have to tell you it's fun.
I was looking for ways to earn enough for the last payment on the new CD we just recorded and the opportunity came up to "temp" here at an office. See, everyone normally here has gone to clean up after hurricane activity. So I get to stay here and answer the phone. While I'm at it I'm earning that last bit of do-re-mi so anyone interested can sing-a-long to the music of "Heavenward" because it will be in tangible form.

I've been listening to the idea of this CD for so long it seems like it's "real" already. It's helpful for communication to be able to hand someone a physical CD to play - instead of a "georgy-idea."

Very soon! Very soon!

In the meantime, I'm "away from my desk" in order to sing to you.

Hi-De-Ho!

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

G'Morning!

Ah! At last I'm back to share with you. I have been a little out of touch - for a wonderful reason. I've been offered the opportunity to work in an office for a while. Most of the people in this business are off helping with the clean-up from the hurricanes. This means they need someone to answer phones & questions while they are gone. I know, I know, not exactly the activity we have come to expect in a "georgy." The thing is, as you know, I'm racing the recording project to the finish. I want to be able to make the last payment with no problemo. Well, turns out this temporary position is a marvelous solution to the challenge. It does have me racing around to get everything done for my regular work - but - like I said, it's temporary - and worth it.

Cool, huh?

So, today is Wednesday. I'm not in the office I just told you about, I'm getting ready for story time. Then, Ms. Osa & i have chores & chores & chores - AND - I have an assignment due - I mean due now . . so, I'll be back here at my desk in a few hours - looking to God for inspiration.

Make today count!
Hi-De-Ho!

Saturday, September 25, 2004


First Fall Saturday Posted by Hello

Saturday!!!!!

Ms. Osa is pacing. We have discussed the fact that it is indeed Saturday. This means the "Saturday Park" which is exciting stuff to my four legged girl friend. We have managed our chores (not much, really.) I have checked for messages (not much, really.) We have had breakfast (great stuff, really.) I have surfed around dreaming of better days (lots to find - but - lots to love about right now as well.)

So - here it is! The moment I wish you all a wonderful Fall Saturday, turn off the computer and go play with Ms. Osa.

Hasta Toodle-loo!

Friday, September 24, 2004

Fall!

Do you love it? I sure do. Fall, I mean. It's my favorite time of year. I always wonder why January was chosen for marking the beginning of a year cycle. Well, I ignore all that and begin plans and projects in September.

Oh I am having fun. My dog and I got to help friends in their office yesterday. It wasn't rocket science. I mean, we answered the phone and shuffled a few papers. I was definitely able. Since I am racing my recording project to the finish - the opportunity to earn a little do-re-mi is a very good thing.

Racing? Well, no I am not running anywhere. But I have just a couple of weeks to come up with the rest of the dollars I need to finish paying. So, I pretend it is a race. We do lots of music in the next few days. At least enough for me to feel great (I always feel terrific singing) and pay my "necessary" bills.

What are you doing?

Hi-De-Ho!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Exciting Stuff!

Did you read the latest article "Here we Boldly Go" (and "again") in the blogger news? Gosh, it's really exciting. Then, to make great stuff even better - there is the tip I have needed for a long time. Google offers to translate for us. We are actually able to communicate with each other. I'm so thrilled I can hardly stand it.

Yes, yes, for those of you waiting (like me) - I have ordered the first 1000 copies of our new CD - it will take a few weeks for them to get here. I'm busy gathering the last remaining dollars necessary to pay the balance when they arrive. This is an expensive endeavor. I have to tell you - it's really worth it. The music is great.

'bye for now -
Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, September 17, 2004

Half Way There

First I have to mention the Blogspot post about all the nations represented - It's over the top cool so many are blogging/sharing from everywhere and the article is fine.

We go back into the studio this afternoon. Last night was so perfect. Friends came and added their voices to the project. There was so much joy, so much love - that alone makes this worth doing.

Our "new to us" engineer, Greg, is a treasure. i don't know how we've done without him all these years. We certainly won't make that mistake again. He rocks!

We are half way through the recording process. Perhaps we'll capture the rest of the tunes today and be able to move on to the next step.

I believe we'll have actual CDs to offer for the holiday season.

Hi-De-Ho!

Monday, September 13, 2004


We begin recording tomorrow!  Posted by Hello

Friday, September 10, 2004

Taaa-Daaaa!

My computer is happy and beautiful to look at - and it believes it is brand new. I'm not about to tell her anything different, either. I'm as pleased as I can be. My generous friend helped me and it went easily and gracefully.

We are so excited. We begin recording Tuesday evening. The music is so beautiful we can hardly wait to get it into everyone's hands.

Here's a young lady I am proud to know. I have often wished she could have been my daughter. She is certainly easy to love. http://www.geocities.com/studiesinlife/index.html

I'm off to sing.

Hi-De-Ho!

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Oh Dear!

I may be absent for a couple of days.
Looks like I get to reload my operating system.
Wish me luck!

Hi-De-Ho!

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Calm & Collected

It’s time to stay calm.

It’s a beautiful day. We’ll get to do our music outside. We have people we love going out of their way to visit with us. Even more headed from out of town to be with us by Monday. We have new music to perform and get ready for our recording date. We are well and happy.

So, a little thing like computer assistance will not fluster me. I will wait until the holiday has passed. I will contact a professional. They will have a great solution and I will be pleased. So, no panic or stress -

Goodness Reigns.

Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, September 03, 2004

Hero

I got to see the movie “Hero” today. It’s beautiful – both to ear & eye.

We are working on performance of the pieces we are about to record. The music is exciting for us. We’ve made a collection of tunes we are proud of and I can hardly wait to get it into people’s hands. I hope our friends will enjoy it as much as we do.

Tomorrow we’ll get to try some out on the audience at the wine bar. I hope it’s a pretty day. It’s always fun to play outside on a nice day.

Hi-De-Ho!

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Beautiful Day!

Hm, I am having a moment of challenges. Will this stop me? Rather doubt it.

My day was downright beautiful. Osa & I enjoyed a morning at the park. I took myself to a movie and even treated myself to a chocolate covered graham cracker afterwards.

Doesn’t get too much better.

I do hope your day was excellent!

Hi-De-Ho!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Happy September! Posted by Hello

Happy September!

The very best of times - Aren't I the wealthiest? Maybe not in dollars, but in everything that counts, I am abundantly blessed. So, I was at story time, we'd already passed out cookies and told our story for the day. We had just started singing our story time songs. One of the children wanted to sing "Jingle Bells" and it seemed reasonable to me, so we did - then the most amazing thing occurred. Some of my friends came around the corner. Joan had a home baked cake - the best kind - "Surprise Cake" - the kind with pretty colors baked inside. There were candles that said "Happy Birthday!" And we all sang - then the children made wishes and we blew out the candles together. Yes! Every one went out - so I know all those child wishes are granted. Everyone had cake and wore hats and sang songs (lots of songs.) My friends gave me a crown to wear and put a birthday banner up on the wall. Oh what a happy time. I didn't even know they were aware of my natal day. Oh! That isn't all! They gave me flowers & a corsage & a gift bag filled with the best prizes. There were cards saying the happiest things and socks with puppies and kitties on them. There were gifts for Ms. Osa & Jelly bean the Kitty Queen, there are gift cards to my favorite coffee shop and - here's a most excellent idea - a grocery store (Always a good gift.) Wealthy, I tell you! And Happy, and Loved and "Queen of September!" What else can occur? This will be the best month ever!

Goodness rules!
Hi-De-Ho!

Monday, August 30, 2004


Osa Magillicutty Happy Pants Posted by Hello

Greetings!

Oh hurray for me! It's Monday - which means we have Jazzy Storytime in just a few hours. I get to pick some picture books and go sing and dance and giggle with the children. Nice way to live a life, don't you think?

I didn't feel like a genius today. My scanner got stuck right when I wanted to send important information to a friend who is far away. Well, okay - she's not far away from my heart - or from the heart of God (of course) but she is geographically farther than I'm comfortable with for just today - when I'd like to hug her.

It's a great situation when you remember we can do more than hug. We can talk to God and know we are all connected - that there is no distance in Love - and that everything we bring to Love is "Yes!" - so, scanner is fixed, my friend is wrapped in God's care, I get to hit the showers and play with the children . . . See? I told you Goodness rules.

Hi-De-Ho!

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Heavenward

Our pre-production is accomplished & we are ahead of schedule. The music sounds wonderful and I am so excited I can hardly wait to get this in tangible form & into people's hands. We have enough time to rehearse & perform the material before we record. This is great. We'll be able to be comfortable and secure with the material. I wonder if I should have a site dedicated to the project. I guess I'll decide later.

I'm off to get comfy - I want to watch the closing ceremonies in Greece.

Hi-De-Ho!

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Guido Cakes

It started with a desire to taste actual Maple Syrup. I remember reading about early settlers and the delight they had when they could take freshly boiled syrup and pour it on the snow, making a special treat. Well, in order to taste the syrup, I got fixin's for pancakes. Turns out I didn't overly care for the syrup, I mean it was okay - but not a big "wow-wee!" I enjoyed making the pancakes, though. (No, not eating them - they are just fun to make.) Well, I have a friend who gets up early on Saturdays to practice Kendo. (They whack each other with big sticks, pretending they're using swords.) He has a practice buddy named Guido. Guido is getting lots better now, but it used to be easy to thud him because he let you know he was going to swing before he actually did it. They call that "broadcasting." Anyway, once I heard my friend say, "I hurt that boy." He meant it in a friendly way - and was referring to Guido, so now we call Saturday feasting "Guido Cakes." Now I'll want to learn how to make pancakes the shape of a G.

Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, August 27, 2004


Jelly Bean the Kitty Queen Posted by Hello

All Good - All The Time

"It's All Good!" I hear that from people all the time and wonder about it. I have been taught that "All Things Work Together For Good." I've heard "God is Good." I've heard Divine Mind is in control of His creation.

I sometimes wish people would explain specifically what they mean with the "It's All Good" stuff.

Either way, I have to admit - not traveling to Dallas has turned out to be a very good thing. I'm all about the upcoming recording project. I've worked to constantly towards it for so many months I think I've become monochromatic. Maybe that's all I have to think or talk about. Well, if that's the case, it's about to get better because our studio time is two weeks away. Everything is sounding marvelous. Today everything is going so well, it actually seems like "Heaven On Earth." The stuff we study about and look for . . . . Has arrived.

God is exactly who He says He is.
Awesome.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

No Travel Log Today

We were scheduled to drive to Dallas. Well, life got easier. We've discovered we are not able to travel much beyond the city limits. If I stay calm, I can see the benefits in this. I have to admit it's weird. I mean, I've driven all over the nation, schlepping guitar, P.A., CD's and a border collie for years. Don't I come from a family that piles into the best possible form of transportation to get to the next "gig?" Oh well, times change. The beloved border collie waits for me in Spirit. My hands don't want to play guitar and my musical partner and I have a "melt down" when anything challenging turns up. I must call upon all my creative reserve to find another way to make a living. It can be done. Okay, the good thing is, since we record in a couple of weeks, we can get all our material ready for the studio. My goal here is new product for the holidays. Certainly it can be accomplished if we don't pile in a van and stress one another by traveling beyond the known world.

I wonder what it felt like to be Lief Erickson?

Wednesday, August 25, 2004


Red Hat Posted by Hello

Saintly Status - does not depend on fashion (I hope)

I am destroyed! My dreams are being mashed around by hordes of women wearing red hats!

I was standing inside the mail service - reading through my mail - minding my own business - when an enormous bus parked right outside the front door.

Well, that's not so bad - or unusual - because there is a buffet restaurant next door - and it's popular with the senior community. So, a bus tour unloading right there is semi-common. But, as I looked through the windows of the bus someone stood up with a roster and waved her arms around. Looks like she was doing some kind of directing.

That's when I noticed the passengers. Hats! They were wearing Hats! - RED ones. Some had flowers around the brim, some had fancy scarves . . . as they got off and walked towards the restaurant I noticed they were wearing purple outfits. There were a few men in the group. My heart just sank.

See, when I was a child (as you can imagine) I was rather different than all my chums.

For instance - when I was 5 and 6 years old I got up extra early every morning to help the sun spin over the mountain range. I was certain if I did not perform this task it would remain dark forever. One day I woke up and knew the position had been given to another little girl and I could sleep in (which I have endeavored to do the rest of my life.)

When I was in my early teens I knew I wanted to grow up to be a saint. Well, if you've ever noticed, all the saint portraits have symbols to show which saintly person is being represented. (Yes, I know - the symbols were extra important because the populace couldn't read - so the symbols helped to tell the story . . . cool, huh?)

Here's the thing, though. I decided I would use a red plaid Pendleton blanket for my coat and wear a RED hat - (I had one that was ever so interesting then.)

So, what are these women up to? What could they possibly be thinking. I suspect the devil made them wear that outfit just to discourage me from my quest.

Well . . . . Phooey! . . . I don't even have a RED hat anymore (okay, I have a red plaid one - but it's a wool baseball style) - so, that will show them. They can hire buses to take them on tours of whatever senior travel destinations ring their chimes. They aren't even a ghost of imitation of the imaginary "super-georgy."

I'll continue my quest - and leave the fashion up to God.


The Crown of Love Posted by Hello

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Happy Everybody Birthday! Posted by Hello

Jazzy Everybody Birthday!

Oh how interesting! I just noticed blogspot has had a birthday. I'm going to have to go back & read more about it. Since I am really new at this, I have LOTS to learn - but, Happy Birthday!

So, I get to do some super cool children's events. Every once in a while I hear a happy report that someone has had a birthday and I finally understood everyone I know was born. The best thing I could imagine is to celebrate "Everybody Birthday." So, we do exactly that once a year. We dress up, decorate the club - have cake - sing, dance, tell stories and have gifts for everyone in the room. It's very fine.

I'm certain I enjoy it more than anyone else in the room.
Happy Birthday to Everyone.
I'm glad you were born.

Hi-De-Ho!

Monday, August 23, 2004


Coat of Arms Posted by Hello

Sunday, August 22, 2004


Cape Consideration - style 1 Posted by Hello

Super-Georgy!

Sometimes I like to pretend I have a cape that flaps behind me as I fly through the neighborhood. I like to think I bless everything I see. I like to think - when I sing - folk are healed - lives are transformed.

Sometimes I disappoint myself. A Lot. I do find, however, if I'm doing my honest best, God makes up the difference in unexpected ways.

So, we learned a song that speaks to people. When we play it, people kinda lean into the message of it. It's a really great piece of material (I can say that - I didn't write it.) The sad thing was, when we learned it we also got into a fight over it - yep, that's right - a three day - unhappy event occurred about this cool song. We'd been scheduled to perform it at a Sunday service - but couldn't because we - well, we just weren't ready because of the fight. So, we chose something else and didn't talk about it for a while.

Eventually we got our differences worked out and the song (it's terrific all by itself) plays nicely - people wait to hear it when we're in a club - so we decided to play it at church today.

Here's the healing - the entire message today was the same as the message of the song. It seemed like a message to us - that, since we did our honest best, told the truth and fixed the situation so both of us could be pleased - God would honor our work - and it could bless folk - as if there had never been an argument.

We drove home together - Mr. Dill drove. I held my arms out, pretending I could fly - pretending we were blessing everyone as we passed by.

God is cool!
I still get to play "Super-Georgy!"

Saturday, August 21, 2004


Mr. Dill playing trumpet Posted by Hello

Bumper Sticker

A bumper sticker caught my attention. It said " God Is Too Big For One Religion." Then, across the rest of the bumper were decals representing many different faiths. I liked it so much I kept trying to catch up to the vehicle to tell the driver. It took several blocks but when our cars were evenly across from one another I was rewarded with the kind of smile that lights the world for days. See? There is Goodness.

I don't think I should be giving weather reports - but, I'm mostly glad for ours this summer. Generally the summers here can be oppressive. This summer has stayed cool, almost chilly. It feels more like home to me, and that's good. Here's the glitch. Lately, every time we work at the golf course out in the county, it rains. Since I don't golf, I didn't realize how poorly that affects golf course business. Besides, we are doing music inside a nice building (clubhouse) so I wouldn't have thought it would matter. Unfortunately it matters a great deal to these folks. Oh well. Today is perfect and we get to play outside. We'll love it, our friends will be happy. See? There is Goodness.

Hi-De-Ho!

Friday, August 20, 2004

Coolness

Oh my fur & Whiskers! I have entered the era of coolness - I Have and am at this very moment am actively creating a blog. There are folk on the web I read almost daily. I am encouraged by their words - and feel more a part of the world because they share. Now, I'll learn to share myself, too. Exciting.

Hi-De-Ho