Monday, July 08, 2013

I'm ba-aack.  The computer issue has been resolved (easily and quite inexpensively.)  In addition, Hubby and I had a nice little get-a-way last week to celebrate the 4th.  We didn't go far, but far enough.  We enjoyed live music, fireworks displays, got massages, and time together.  All good news.  Bad blogging news - no quilting content, once again.  Not to say there won't be  . . . . someday.  But not today. 
In exciting (to me) news, Hubby had the brilliant idea to bring out and hook up my old stereo.  I have been complaining for some months now about the horrible radio reception in this house.  It finally devolved to the point that I could not listen to AM radio if any appliance was in use and FM stations are sometimes difficult to tune in on a digital radio.  While I can listen to just about any station via the Internet, I don't care to.
And now I don't have to.
 It looks great but best of all it sounds great.  Being able to actually 'tune-in' a station is a delight.  And yes, that is an 8 track player  . . . . it still works!
There was a brief discussion about the possibility of getting some new speakers.  In the end, the originals won out.  The whole set up is like having a long-lost member of the family return.  Heck, when we were first married, those speakers not only provided sound but were pressed into service as end tables.
I think I'm going to suggest we get out the turntable next.  While we don't have many 8 tracks on hand, albums we have in abundance.
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, I seem to have started a little hydroponic herb garden.
Many herbs in the market now come already rooted and ready to go - just add water.  Simple and tasty.  The nuts in the foreground are another recipe from the Clean Food cookbook.   While not exact, this recipe is quite similar.  I used pumpkin pie spice and no salt.  I urge you to try out different spice combinations.  The results are yummy.


Paula, the quilter said...

The store three doors down from where I work is a used vinyl store. I have died and gone to heaven! Rack after rack of records. Oh my!

Dawn said...

Rock on while you stitch on :-)

WoolenSails said...

Sometimes the old things are the best and full of wonderful memories. I need to get some herbs growing again, love to cook with fresh herbs.


MARCIE said...

I always love peeking around your home. Love the old 8-track! So funny!It is nice to get that old equipment back in use. The new technology is so far beyond me, it's amazing I can function in today's world!

Karen said...

I had forgotten that you gave up cable tv. You could have listened to music via the tv otherwise. Your old stereo serves you well and will probably be worth money before too long.

AnnieO said...

My husband always says the same thing when I complain I can't get my favorite station--"it's atmospheric conditions". But I think its also a cheap clock radio/CD player. His big old Kenwood receiver occupies a proud space in a cabinet with the turntable. Seems like old times when it gets fired up