Monday, February 15, 2010

Rhapsody, substitute and warm wake-up

- Leaving work early on Friday with the unaccustomed snow falling and when I get in my car, the classical music station is playing "Rhapsody in Blue" - a perfect musical accompaniment.

- Three daughters send flowers to their mother for Valentines Day. She wants to give the young delivery person a tip, who says, "We don't accept tips, but I'll take a hug."

- Consistently oversleeping three mornings in a row, due to a power outage making the clock malfunction. But waking up anyway because of the loyalty of the programmed thermostat making the heat come on. The warmth wakes me.


Lance said...

I love the hug part, Lynn.

And the warmth of the furnace...I feeling it right now, here, too! It feels great!

kenju said...

Rhapsody in Blue is one of my very favorite pieces!

I love the hug part, too.

Lynn said...

Lance -

I was initially alarmed when she told me that, but Macon is like a big small town and it is completely in character for a delivery person to give hugs.

Kenju -

Rhapsody in Blue was my late father's favorite piece of music. It felt like a little gift from him, hearing it play while the snow fell.

Talon said...

Lynn, the photo is lovely! The music sublime!

I'm glad you explained about the hug. My first thought was "Oh oh! That sounds kind of weird!"

Waking up to warmth is a nice way to start the day :)

Lynn said...

Talon -

The same thing happened one day when she left her cane at the drug store. It has an address label on it to identify its owner. A store employee brought it to her and she tried to tip her. The young lady just said, "how about a hug instead?" I think mom has that kind of motherly/grandmotherly look that makes people want to hug her.

Meredith said...

I can totally see the hug thing happening in Macon. I bet your Mom gives good ones, too. :)

Maybe you should skip the alarm clock in winter. The warmth waking you sounds so much more soothing and a wonderful way to slowly begin the day.

Gorgeous snow picture!

Meredith said...

Oh, and Rhapsody in Blue must have been divine with that snow swirling down. What a cool commute!

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I get some kind of catalog that has Zen-like items in it and there is an alarm clock that wakes you with an increasing light. I like the sound of that.

That was the perfect music to sit in traffic and watch snowflakes swirl to. And it made me think of my dad.

Riot Kitty said...

"I'll take a hug" - love it! Beautiful picture, btw.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

She would hug you. And I took about nine shots, but this one was the prettiest, I think.

lady macleod said...

Beautiful photograph, I love the delivery guy and the hug story, and the warm wake-up is a winner every time!

Lynn said...

Lady M -


Snaggle Tooth said...

Great snow n branches pic! Hope the drivewent well-
Aren't hugs better than cash?
Must've been a tough day for your Mom- always is for me too-

What happened to the Sophie-Alarm?
Here I have a squirrel alarm rattling my window (where's the food?)

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Sophie is mainly about the weekend wake-up call. She is 17 years old now and it amazes me how deeply she sleeps.