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hugssandi
@hugssandi
11/27/19 09:54:59PM
268 posts

Thanksgiving Menu


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We were giving some cornish game hens, so I'm excited to try them for the first time!  Since they are small we can easily do different things~mine will be a drunken hen cooked in beer, while the others want traditional, turkey-style seasonings.  Each of the kids are making a dish~James = turnips and mashed potatoes, Preston = sweet potato casserole, Hazel = corn pudding and apple pie, Frances = brussel sprouts and scalloped potatoes from a box, and I made stuffing and cranberry sauce today.  Allen has to work, our DIL will visit her Grandmother, so it's just us after Eric gets off of work.  I will miss the oldest kids, but I am also really looking forward to it!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
09/01/19 11:18:56PM
268 posts

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019


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Here is a very short clip of Hazel and I doing  Werner Van Rillaer 's "The Artists".  It's the only vid I've been successful loading here so far, maybe because it's so short?  I fell head-over-heels for this song, and Werner was kind enough to message me a vid of his fingers playing and a pic of his handwritten lyrics.  love I tune by ear and really struggle to get into DAG, and there is a bit of buzz, but it's so worth the try.  This is my Teagan, a Wren by Feather Dulcimer, as well as my favorite!

I know the day is over, but I am still so enjoying reading what y'all did and seeing your pics and vids!!!!!  Keep 'em coming!

[edit by Strumelia: sorry Sandi but videos will not play as attachments, so I had to delete it. You'd need to post a link to the video somewhere online instead, and it can then play from here in a post.  Perhaps Hazel can help you with this?- I know she's smart about youtube video stuff... lol]


updated by @hugssandi: 09/02/19 11:15:07AM
hugssandi
@hugssandi
09/01/19 04:13:19PM
268 posts

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer


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The Five Constipated Men of the Bible from our very own Ken H.!  (Y'all have mentioned lots of faves I wanna learn now though...)

hugssandi
@hugssandi
09/01/19 05:44:39AM
268 posts

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019


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I'm pretty sure this day is my Christmas, and it did NOT disappoint again this year!  I put out there that our porch was open from 10AM-10PM, and this is what happened:  My husband kicked us off in the morning with a DJ set and some family line dancing.  In the afternoon a concertina showed up, followed by a singer/keyboardist.  Hazel and I also played violin/dulcimer.  An old neighbor showed up who always makes our toy Schoenhard piano sing.  Then a guitar/banjo player and his wife stopped by, followed by a couple who sang and played some spoons.  A couple more spectator came and listened for an hour, and then another singer.  At one point we had to put a bench by the van!  Lastly a friend and her daughter who plays flute and uke~she and Hazel played and sang us into the darkness.  OH SO GOOD!!!!!  

We had sweet tea and lemonade, salsa pinwheels, homemade chocolate chip cookies and brownies from my kids, watermelon, and cheese puffs.  OH so many pics to choose from!  LOL  There are more pics and vids on my fb album.


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updated by @hugssandi: 09/01/19 04:11:28PM
hugssandi
@hugssandi
08/31/19 12:22:13AM
268 posts

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!  We are up making snacks and drinks for our table...  And still kinda cleaning up...  And we are very excited!  


updated by @hugssandi: 08/31/19 12:22:30AM
hugssandi
@hugssandi
08/28/19 01:01:45AM
268 posts

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019


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@jill-geary do it!  I have a teeny front porch and a very teeny, row house front yard.  I'm going to line it and my walk with chairs!  ~anything can happen~  dulcimer

hugssandi
@hugssandi
08/10/19 07:46:19PM
268 posts

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019


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Still looking forward to it here!  really want to play Werner Van Rillaer's "The Artist", but I cannot, cannot figure out his DAG tuning.  It's the G melody string that doesn't sound right?  His sounds lower?  I always tune by ear from online....  LOL

hugssandi
@hugssandi
08/02/19 11:17:41AM
268 posts

FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest!! (contest CLOSED)


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WHAT??!!!  I won 2nd place!  I'm so stunned!  THANK YOU!  CONGRATS to everybody!  

 

ETA I LOVE MY PRIZE!!!!!  Dusty Turtle, I am so excited about your contribution!!!!  


updated by @hugssandi: 08/02/19 12:02:05PM
hugssandi
@hugssandi
08/01/19 08:42:22AM
268 posts

What's fer dinner?


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I have been on an casserole kick.  Not sure why, I just have.  If you wanna message me your favorites, I take 'em!  LOL!  

hugssandi
@hugssandi
07/29/19 08:44:28PM
268 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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If you want info on homeopathic treatments for tick bites, let me know!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
07/19/19 01:43:28PM
268 posts

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@salt-springs , giggle2 Had to look that up, had to add it to my favorites...  So sad to learn he just passed away last month.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
07/18/19 11:28:16PM
268 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Thank you, @Robin-Thompson!  That feeling is mutual, and I am grateful for you!

@Strumelia, OH friend!  HA HA HA!  Eric had been copying the original Zumba VHS to DVD for me when he came in and blurted, "WHAT is this you brought into my house?!!" and accused me of having porn.  I had never done the advanced ones, and apparently Beto is dancing behind two of the girls with his "eyes on their onions" as Eric says, licks on hand and slaps a bottom, licks the other hand and slaps the other in the same way.  He was horrified!  LOL...  But it gets even better:  Then there was a whole sting operation around a Zumba place in Florida that was actually a prostitution ring.  So when our community center started offering Zumba to the little, old ladies in the neighborhood, I said I was going.  His immediate response was, "Oh HELL to the naw!"  HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!  

You really have to hear him tell it~everyone splits a gut.  SO FUNNY!  And the Zumba class, of course, was great.  


updated by @hugssandi: 07/18/19 11:28:42PM
hugssandi
@hugssandi
07/18/19 06:31:41PM
268 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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I always love all of your sharings here!  Hope you are doing well with your journey and hospital issues, Andreas.  Hang in there Salt Springs!  Strumelia, I so love Zumba, but I've not done it in a few years.  Have a funny story as to why my husband didn't want me to ever start...  grin Robin, I am encouraged by your cleaning out!  I am in the same boat, and I guess I have been for a long while.  I never seem to finish, and it all seems to pile up again.  

I'm not doing so great in the health department.  I know that if I'm not loyal to just 15 minutes, 3X a week I struggle with swelling and knee pain.  So WHY am I not doing just that??!!!  UGH.  I know I've been battle a bit of depression over many different issues and wish I weren't built like tissue paper.  We just got back from an hour at the pool though, and that felt great.  Weird that I could feel the swelling in one ankle more in the water....

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/20/19 03:38:49PM
268 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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I have also heard of black cherry for gout.

Well, y'all are still killin' it!  YER AWESOME!  I missed last Friday due to a BIG splinter, did a seated workout on Monday that was harder than the standing ones~HA!, and I have a plan to get another HASfit in tonight and Saturday.  Still slowly progressing, knees doing well, low back pain is a bother at times.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/20/19 03:35:57PM
268 posts

New Bowed Psaltery Day


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Just came by to drool over it again.  ~sigh~  Methinks I'm jealous!  inlove

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/14/19 12:42:51PM
268 posts

The Positive Thread...


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This really is an uplifting thread!  In the past weeks we've graduated our second from high school, and my Hazel started a YouTube channel for her ukulele (Dionysus D.).  We have a block party to attend tonight and summer break is here!  Well, we'll keep schooling, but we have been working on a fun summer bucket list for along the way....  sun

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/14/19 12:39:24PM
268 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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This has been a busy thread, and I love it!  I so agree that it is INSPIRING!  Thank you all for sharing so much of yourselves.  

Today equals a month of working out with HASfit~just 15 mins., 3X a week, senior vids.  Yesterday the kids and I went to the park and walked some wooded trails.  My knees and balance would not have been able to handle the unevenness of the terrain just a few weeks ago, but I was able to hop over creeks even!  So big improvement over such a short time.  (I tell myself if I can't get 15 mins. in, I'm a scrub!  HA HA HA!)  I am looking forward to increasing when I'm ready.

@slate-creek-dulcimers, I miss your fat bike updates!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/12/19 11:33:03PM
268 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Thank you for keeping up the conversation, Andreas!!!  I love reading your updates and am inspired by them. 

Salt Springs, you are the perfect encouragement!  Thank you!  I keep thinking about where I'd be now had I not quit so many times.  I'm not seeing that as a downer, but as a DON'T DO IT AGAIN!  That every little bit adds up, so if nothing else keep at least doing the little bit!  

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/09/19 08:16:36AM
268 posts

Choose just ONE song for all eternity...


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@steven-berger, we are kindred spirits.  I love that song so much!  You'll hafta weigh in also on "A Man's A Man For A' That"....

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/06/19 07:36:17PM
268 posts

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I am loving this discussion!  Years ago I used to ride 11.5 miles each way to work.  I loved it, because I beat the bus by 4 mins and didn't have to walk 30 mins at either end depending on the day and time.  That ride would kill me now, but I long to get back on my bike!  Y'all are encouraging me.  I will get there again, or I'll create a new love.  I really want a longboard skateboard to ride the neighborhood on...  Can you imagine?  OH keep talkin'!  grin

 

BTW Friday = 3 weeks into my HASfit workouts.  I am amazed at the difference in my knees and how stairs don't hurt anymore!!!!!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/02/19 06:17:54PM
268 posts

Your next performance?


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@Robin-Thompson, I can't wait to hear about your mini concert!

Today Hazel and I played in church.  I have practiced and practiced and practiced, and I don't know what happened, but most of the song ended up being Hazel's violin with my singing.  LOL!  AH well.  I still enjoyed it very much!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
06/02/19 06:15:21PM
268 posts

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@salt-springs, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!  I really loved your sharing, and I've been wanting to tell you so!  It's just been crazy here.  I may send you a message with way TMI sometime....   

@Andreas-Fischer, YOU'RE AMAZING!!!

@Strumelia, I love the idea of your new gadget!  Please share how you like it over time.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/28/19 04:24:17PM
268 posts

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@andreas-fischer please keep us posted!  I have 150+ to lose as well.  I'm sure we can encourage one another to success!!!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/27/19 11:44:55PM
268 posts

Your next performance?


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@steve-smith THANK YOU for sharing!  Love it!!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/27/19 09:42:37PM
268 posts

Your next performance?


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@steve-smith how did it go?  That sounds AMAZING!  Any footage to share?

 

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 09:45:59PM
268 posts

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019


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Robin Thompson:

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You and the kids sure do it up right, Sandi-- making it a special holiday!  <3

 

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I sure hope we have another good turnout!!!  Last year blew my mind.  OH so FUN!!!!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 09:40:56PM
268 posts

Your next performance?


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I'm sure we had a thread already on this, but I have been searchin' and searchin' and cannot find it!  Please tell me where and what you are playing!!!

Hazel and I are playing in church on the 2nd, "What Wondrous Love".  We've had more time to practice than last time, though there's one note I'll never be able to hit.  Still excited!  HA HA!  I also realized that I was using the wrong side of my bamboo noter for a while, and somehow it was snagging and pulling my melody string(s) out-of-tune. DUH!  Looking forward to a better go-round this time....


updated by @hugssandi: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM
hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 09:33:57PM
268 posts

So if Jesus came to dinner, what would you play?


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OH that's a great question!!!  I have no idea....

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 09:31:45PM
268 posts

What are you reading right now?


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Trevor Noah's _Born a Crime_.  Sometimes it's hard, and sometimes it makes me laugh out loud while waiting in a medical office....

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 09:25:40PM
268 posts

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I never seem to get this part of my life down for any length of time.  I kept injuring myself!  So I've now gone back to free HASfit senior vids on YouTube.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 09:23:06PM
268 posts

Visit With Kusani


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I see this was two years ago, but I'm still jealous of both of yous!!!!  

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 09:11:08PM
268 posts

Favorite noter?


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Kusani and Richard, I just had to come back and share that my gratitude for y'all knows NO bounds!!!  I am still so enjoying my bamboo noters, so I think of y'all with thanksgiving often.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 08:58:31PM
268 posts

Your Three Favorite Songs


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OH that's hard.  Too many!  Right now I really do love A Man's a Man for A' That though....

hugssandi
@hugssandi
05/25/19 08:52:38PM
268 posts

What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?


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Kusani:

Tom Dooley?  sweating

 

I LOVE THAT SONG!  Do you play it on dulcimer?  Is there a recording anywhere?

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