Friday, November 25, 2005

Recovering from Thanksgiving

I have come to the conclusion that if you're going to cook for five people you might as well invite up to twenty. The clean up is the big thing for me. I have to find the tablecloth, enough clean silverware etc. Then when it's all over you have to reverse the procedure. Washing so many pots and pans. I love to cook but don't like the clean up afterwards. Fortunately Rob did most of that for me.
This morning I have been trying to sort and tidy up my computer desk. I make notes, later I have no clue what they were referring to. I sorted through many of them today and decided to toss most of them. Fortunately in the clean up I was able to find the html code to put music in an entry. I love music. There are few times that my mood cannot be comforted by music. I have an eclectic collection of vinyl records and CDs. I like Irish pub music, I like classic rock, I like some ballads and even classical music. The only music I never listen to is jazz. Rob loves jazz. I took a class in college and tried to acquire a taste for it but I never could get into it. I did develop a passion for classical music and opera then. This professor was so wonderful. He introduced everything in such a way that you were willing to try anything. I couldn't believe how many punk rockers he introduced to classical who developed a real interest in it. For that class we went into New York and saw the opera Madam Butterfly. It was an incredible experience. It made me realize something, if you haven't tried something you can't know you don't like it. I began to try new foods I had never tried and found that I liked them. That's the beauty of learning. You're never too old to try something new. You never know what wonderful thing you might discover. Today, at least for me, marks the beginning of the Christimas/holiday season. I have friends who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. I buy cards for both and gifts for both. This is the season that I will listen to and enjoy The Messiah. What emotional music. It never ceases to amaze me. I wanted to incorporate music in this entry. It's nothing seasonal but an unusual live version of Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. If you'd like to give it a listen Click here to hear music


jennifer said...

I always chuckle how many members of my clan, ahem, simply must leave before the clean-up begins.

That's one of the reasons I use paper and plastic. :D

megzie212 said...

hI Nelle. I hope you had a really nice thanksgiving. I helped my Aunt and uncle clean up, but I only just made a mess of the place. =(

Talk soon,
(and yes that fridge pic was from Harolds!!! youve been there I guess..its awesome right?!)

IndigoSunMoon said...

I remember that song by Soul Asylum! I always loved it! Thankfully my kitchen didn't get too dirty yesterday. And with JJ cleaning up for me one of the times I messed it up...well, it was wonderful!
Love you Nelle!