Friday, October 26, 2012

I hear a symphony, savoring October and a good start

- Leaving a client's office building, where Peachtree Street and West Peachtree Street meet, on a blue sky day.  We are having a run of glorious weather here in Atlanta.  That building up ahead on the left is 1180 Peachtree and is commonly called the "Symphony Building," because it looms over our Symphony Hall.

- A coworker and I discuss how much we love the month of October.  I tell him I long for it all year and am savoring it every day.  It's my favorite month.

- Lamenting that I am out of coffee before I even get out of the bed this morning.  (It probably sounds as if I'm coffee challenged lately, but the bank points coffee maker came in the mail and works great.  I did remember to buy No. 4 cone shaped filters, but then ran out of coffee yesterday a.m. and forgot to buy it last night.)  Then I have a "thanks Dad!" moment.  When I was clearing out their house for sale this summer, I discovered caffeinated coffee in the freezer that he kept for me (they drank decaf only).  I brought it home and put it in my freezer and promptly forgot about it.  And there it was this a.m.  Coffee makes everything so much better and it also feels like a little gift that has started the day out just right.

I was trying to insert a video of The Supremes singing "I Hear a Symphony" here, but somehow couldn't get it to work.  So I hope you hear it in your head when you look at that photo of the Symphony Building.  :)  And may you hear sweet music this weekend.  Have a wonderful one!


happygirl said...

God bless your dad and his freezer coffee. A morning without coffee is like a day without sunshine (aka night). And, now I hear a symphony, too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jannie Funster said...

Second! whoohooo.

I was outta coffee the other day, actually I had a teeny bit left to make about 1/3 cup. (my routine is 2 cups in the morning.) but I ran and re-ran the water through a few times, and actually got it strong enough for a little over 1 cup. And bought a Starbucks later in the day.

Got coffee in the house now, tho! To save $$ I've actually been buying the strong brew, but using less of it, to make it stretch.

Hope your weekend is as awesome as You are!!


LL Cool Joe said...

I'm not sure how I'd get through the day without a mug of coffee. Mind you I only drink decaf too. I'm trying to look after my heart.

Hope your weekend is lovely.

Joanne said...

Coffee does make everything better. And that reminds me...I'm all out!

Lynn said...

happygirl -

He was the best dad - he handled the food shopping and cooking the last few years he and mom lived in the house and always made sure our favorites were there. I loved his recitation of what I could have for breakfast when I wandered in to the kitchen bleary eyed. I could have had a whole cooked breakfast, but usually opted for Eggo waffles. :) I like them - much to the amusement of my late parents. :)

Jannie -

Whoohoo indeed! It's good to see you. Yeah - I'll be going to get coffee for the house after work.


Joe -

It's always good to start the morning with something hot, I think.

Joanne -

Sounds as if you need to shop, too!

Elephant's Child said...

I love the Symphony building - and the curve in the avenue. I am a tea drinker these days. And for preference have my first two cups before I talk to anyone other than the cats.
Have a great weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

Ah you dad is even with you now. Hugs.

G. B. Miller said...

Nice fall time shot. Something to keep in mind this upcoming week if Tropical Storm Sandy comes your way.

knock on wood

It's great that your dad was able to come on down and gently tap your memory about the coffee for you.

Parents are always good like that.

Riot Kitty said...

You won't believe this, but when I was a kid, my family's hairdresser was the guy who wrote that song for The Supremes. He was a music student at Columbia, wrote that, and made so much money that he came back to his tiny hometown (where my family is from) in Illinois and opened a salon, which was his dream.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - love the view of the Symphony Building - beautiful blue skies .. we could do with a few of those!

I hate running out of coffee - have to do a refill today too .... glad your Dad had such great foresight ..

Enjoy the weekend .. cheers Hilary

Snaggle Tooth said...

I used to get to the Tri-County Symphony shows several times a year when daughter BBM played with them. I miss it- I wonder if you ever go to hear the symphony in that pretty place? Too bad October is almost over again! I'm glad your Dad's thriftiness came to the caffeine rescue for you! I still have cheap Ajax cleanser my Dad gave me over 25 years ago, n still find myself thanking him every time I need it for a tough job-

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow RK! That's amazing-

Lynn said...

The Elephant's Child -

My coffee is brewing right now. I decided standing over it wouldn't make it go faster. :)

Sandie -

I do feel that sometimes. Hugs to you!

G -

I think that's exactly what happened. I sure miss he and mom.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Wow! And that is such a great song, too. It's my favorite Supremes song. Love the saxophone in it, too. What a wonderful story. Kind of a six degrees of separation thing.

Hilary -

We've been lucky with our weather, but we actually need some rain now. I keep thinking we'll get some residual rain as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Snaggle -

I do go here the symphony now and then - it's been awhile though. Last time it was Porgy & Bess with the Morehouse College choir singing with the symphony.

Fireblossom said...

October is my new favorite month, also. (I switched from May!) Got to love "I Hear A Symphony". That was a great old Motown song. And yeah, coffee *does* make everything nicer! That's neat about the "thanks, dad" moment.

Betty Manousos said...

i love my morning coffee...i love its strong and captivating scent.
my comfort drink for sure.

hope your weekend is wonderful.

big hugs!

Shionge said...

Looks like a beautiful day Lynn and how I wish I've visited Atlanta when I was in Mobile then :(

Lynn said...

FB -

We've got a couple more days to enjoy it, FB!

Betty -

It is captivating. Big hugs to you!

Shionge -

You'll make it sometime - you are such a world traveler!

Unknown said...

Sweet blog! I notimated you with an blogger award on my blog! Click 'here' to check it out! I hope you like it! You may also notimate up to 7 bloggers (or an many as you like). Have a great one!

Lynn said...

Thanks Jessica -