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Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

Today is Halloween, and our customers must think it's a full moon. Everyone is cranky and asking peculiar questions today. Tonight will be fun with the kids coming around to the house. I hope I get to see the grandkids. 4 yr old grandson made a robot costume with his parents, and then refused to wear it, so we will see if he is a robot or a bat with last year's costume. 7 yr old granddaughter is spending the evening with her dad so I probably will not see her in her cheerleader costume, but 2 month old granddaughter might come trick or treating in her pea in a pod costume.

It's been crazy busy the past few weeks. My baby granddaugheter got baptised yesterday, it was my mom's 80th birthday, my daughter-in-law's birthday, our neighborhood annual Halloween parade, a huge library system meeting, and now Halloween. And now things just get more busy as the big holidays approach.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Blues Blues

As I wrote that last blog entry, I realized that this whole blog would be much, much better with photos, of the blues festival and of the rainbow. And of my quilts as well. So I think Mr Q and I will have to bite the bullet and buy a new computer. Our computer now is barely limping along and it's just too much to expect it to handle lots of images. Mr Q has 2 digital cameras and a nice digital movie camera, so I hope that soon we will be able to post photos. He got about an hour of filming at the blues festival, so we should be able to post something sometime.
Hello, Dell!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Blues Festival

Our trip last weekend was so fun! Mr Q and I went with another couple to a Blues Festival in Helena, Ark, a little town on the Mississippi. Thursday night we drove to Tunica and stayed at the Gold Strike casino, where I played for hours without losing anything, while Mr Q lost about $40. But my friend won $140 on the penny slot machines!
The next day we went down to Helena, which is about an hour south of Tunica, but on the other side of the river. We set up our lawn chairs on the sloping bank of the levy and proceeded to listen to all kinds of great blues music, and shop and eat and drink beer, lots of beer. There were probabably 5-10,ooo people there, and blues music playing on 3 official stages, and another 4 or 5 impromptu spots, too. It was fabulous weather, 70 degrees, and sort of sunny. It got really cold when the sun went down, so we went to Walmart and bought blankets for Saturday night. Saturday was also lovely, but it rained in the evening. It was gentle rain, and the blanket kept us cozy and warm. There was a fantastic double rainbow over the levy, and it was magical!