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Musical accompaniment

September 10th, 2012 at 06:09 pm

There is a home-grown rock band playing outside my window at work. (Part of a promotion of one of our educational centers). They are amazingly good! The lead female singer is a co-worker, and she sings beautifully! I am so impressed. But what I'm really thinking about is how happy the music is making me feel. Makes me think I should look into more musical accompaniment at work, though canned music wouldn't be as stimulating as the live music is.

And they are providing free hot dogs, too! I'm already digesting mine. Smile

This weekend I got my hair cut ($15), went to a movie (free - but $11 for popcorn & coke), got gas ($48), and went to Goodwill. At Goodwill I got a brand-new bed skirt (which I was planning on buying retail once I moved - $7), a beautiful brand-new choker ($6), a Bears T-shirt for my big BIL ($5) and some stocking stuffers ($2). I also bought a Scrabble Jr. game for $2. I'm collecting used games with letter tiles which I want to use for creating double-acrostics. I can do it without the tiles, but it will be so much easier with them.

That was Saturday. On Sunday I stayed home and packed. I was down to one empty box, but today I found two more in the dumpster. Eighteen more days before closing, and I am still packing extraneous items. It will get harder when I get down to the nitty-gritty everyday stuff. But then I will know I am SO CLOSE to being in my own home!

3 Responses to “Musical accompaniment”

  1. Momma23 Says:

    Enlighten me...what is double-acrostics? I have collected several scrabble games myself from garage sales. I make necklaces and such.

    Sounds like you got a lot of great deals at Goodwill. Don't you love it when that happens? Big Grin
    Glad you're enjoying the music and hot dog.

    BTW, are u decluttering as you are packing? Just recently I had a garage sale. I decluttered as if I was moving. I had so much junk! Made over $400! whoo-hoo!

  2. snafu Says:

    I suggest stopping at the liquor store to p/u segmented cartons. These are excellent for fridge & pantry foods, bathroom shampoo, conditioner, lotions, potions, under the sink cleaning supplies which are typically the very last box to facilitate clean up.

  3. CB in the City Says:


    Double acrostics are kind of a cross between cryptograms and crossword puzzles. The solution is a quote. To figure it out, you fill in words (in response to clues)in an adjoining panel. Each letter of each word has a corresponding number in the quote area, so each time you solve a word, you enter its letters into the quote area. Eventually, the quote starts to take shape and you then start entering letters from it back into the panel area. So it's kind of back and forth; the clues feed the quote and the quote fees the clues. Very challenging and fun!

    To actually create one, you have to start with the quote, and then break down all the letters into a bunch of different words. That's why using tiles helps. I hope to be able to sell some puzzles some day!

    I am decluttering a little as I go, but I am taking things to Goodwill. I live in an apartment now and can't have a garage sale. Maybe I'll have one at the other end.


    I plan to hit a liquor store for that very purpose tonight!

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