Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Music in the Garden


I'm having and planning a Garden Party here, A Celebration of Celebrations.   So... there are so many details I have got to say and what is a dinner and evening party without Music?  The Celebration will begin at 3:30 and go on till the wee hours.  The DJ will be starting at 7:00pm but will need some music to play during the social hour, dinner hour and after the DJ packs up and leaves.    Umm, have I mentioned I am musically challenged along with everything else I am challenged with?  I am.  SO.. to pick out music when we don't have much, I mean my husband has some which is a little too hard rock and rock for easy listening so I am passing on that.  I did however ordered some CD's from the 1960's and 1970's that I saw on TV late one night I quick jotted down the number and called.  But, I have wonderful friends who know I am challenged musically, technically and directionally.  My friend said come on over and pick your music, I have tons.  Well, she has quite an eclectic collection.  I wanted to snatch and run but she had other ideas, LOL.  We spent hours listening and singing together, we laughed  and we cried and yes, she made fun of me not knowing the artists well.  I said, hey, I'm a white girl, {Grin}.
I'll tell you what I walked away with, I am well aware that this music 'dates' me but then all my siblings and most of my friends are also the same age so I am hoping that they will enjoy the selection.  I got R&B, POP, Easy listening, Country, Lite Rock, Jazz, Sole and a few Disco.  I got John Denver, Johnny Cash {not John Deere}, Anne Murry, Chicago, KC and the sunshine band, Three Dog Night, The Judds, CCR {Have you ever seen the rain?} Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon {you all know how much I love her as when I did have a play list on my blog, it opened up with "Your so Vain", in reflection maybe not the best song to open a blog with LOL}, James Taylor.
Now, thanks to my hubby, we have ITunes software on our computer so in goes the CD, then it lists the songs on the CD, open a file and drag the song you want into a folder.  You can also listen to the song if you want.  Then you are done, upload to your IPOD and with cables and such, will be hooked up to speakers that will be out in the garden so we will have hours and hours of wonderful music that will not need {I hope} any attention from us during the day and into the evening.  We will be shuffling the music so the different types of music will be mixed together.   Did I tell you I get by with a little help from my Friends?   Thank you, this one's for you.

Challenges:  I decided to play along with these 5 challenges, this card is fairly simple plus one of the challenges allows to to enter in 5 challenges total which today works for me.  I went to the eye doctor for my annual exam, an annual only because I am so lucky to be blessed with an eye disease that thankfully has not changes within the last 15 years but still not pleasant to undergo the eye photos, flashing lights and press the button and the eye dilations and other drops, sigh BUT happy to be done for yet another year.  Not to mention eye focusing and on the computer, my mind is not focusing on your challenge blogs, I was too busy looking at the cards to then I would have to go back and read what the challenge was about!!!

 Blessings to my blogging friends, Jane

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  1. lovely card..thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  2. Such a pretty card!!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at the 2 Sisters Challenge - show us your stitching!

    Jo x

  3. Me gusta mucho esa tarjeta!!!! muy bonitos los detalles!!saludos!!

  4. Very pretty! xx Thank you for playing with us at the 2 Sisters challenge blog xx

  5. WOW!! Such a gorgeous card my dear!! I love your images and layout!! :) So good to see you again!! HUGS

  6. a very lovely and sweet card! love the heart-border!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

  7. Lovely colours, very girly. Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

  8. Great card, love the little charm! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)


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