Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cool and Jazzy

It's sunny but only ten degrees because of a cool north wind. Tomorrow should be warmer. I had planned to garden but did not want to wear a sweater. What fun is that? Gardening to me is a good excuse to be in the warm sunshine. I always say Bella is a fair weather cat and I admit I am a fair weather gardener. I can walk and hike in rain, sleet, snow and cold but I want sun and heat out in the garden.

I did lots of chores today but since I was not gardening thought I'd try a nap. I don't know why I'm not good at napping but I'm not. I was sleepy, read until I was even sleepier but could not fall past that point to sleep. I'm successful only a couple of times a year though I try more often. I should have gone for a walk probably. Should have, could have, would have, didn't.

It's still jazz month and a good reason to celebrate. I truly love jazz violin in the manner of Joe Venuti, Django Reinhardt, Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli. When my son met his future wife and told me she played violin, I immediately envisioned he and her playing jazz violin and saxophone numbers for me. That has not come to pass. Here is a number from Stephane Grappelli that I love. If Tipsy Gypsy doesn't make you move, nothing will. S'wonderful, the Gershwin classic is here too with both Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli. Two for the price of one.


Ralph said...

You know, I can't nap either. Wish I could. The best I can manage is a 15-minute doze every now and then.

Great music selections, as always, and I see Bella is just as beaufiful is Kenz.

Cuidado said...

I wonder why we can't nap. Other people seem to have no problem dropping off for a quick or long afternoon nap.

Bella is as beautiful; softer, friendlier, crankier, bossier, louder; you'd hardly believe they were from the same litter.