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Day 265: Blind Boys, Book & Booze

Imagine my delight last night when I was browsing YouTube and trying to finish up this post, and my computer shut down for an epic update-fest. Windows 10 for the win!  Kidding. Anyway, when I indicate today below, I totes mean yesterday. 

A real blogger would do something about those shadows.

My spouse sensed an impending explosion of my head after supper and graciously offered to take the boys outside to run them tired. I spent a few minutes finishing supper cleanup with my sights set on parking myself on the couch.

When we moved, we actually stuck a CD player by the CDs. Revolutionary idea, huh? We're trying to get back into our old ways of listening to lots of music. The album pictured above, Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama's There Will Be a Light was already spinning. As I do every time I hear it, I thought to myself, "Why don't I listen to this more?" It's so good. Just beautiful. 

Here's one of my faves: Mother Pray

And another, because it's that good. There Will Be A Light
Does anyone click on these videos? You should. I have great taste.

Pleased was I this afternoon to get a call from my local library that the book if requested a while back was in! The Awakening of Miss Prim is a suggestion from the Fountains of Carrots podcast and I was just delighted to get started tonight. 

And lastly, my beloved gin and tonic. A smidge flat but still does the job. Cheers! 


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