My most dreaded celebrity death

Has finally happened. Kenny Rogers transitioned yesterday at the age of 81. (Which, quite frankly, doesn’t seem THAT old from where I sit).

Kenny Rogers record albums, CD’s and now digital playlists have played in the background throughout my life. Daytime friends, Ruby don’t take your love to town, Don’t Fall in love with a Dreamer and knowing every word to The Gambler are some of the highlights of my personal car concerts!

In 2012, after reconnecting with my best friend since 1975 (and now my sister in law), we rented a limo to take us to a Kenny Roger’s Christmas concert in Des Moines.

We laughed that he seemed to have a hitch in his get along but he was still our gorgeous Kenny even after some obvious face work. Then in 2016, Kenny was doing his farewell concert across the US and made a stop in KC. There was no question that Gena and I would make that concert stop.

Kenny lives on in his music!


I’ve heard Time and time again how music can lift us out of the doldrums….and it’s true, slap headphones on or ear buds in and my mood will change. I think I intuitively know what genre I need at the moment for my soul.

Color is my other thing. In my home, I’ve tried the soft, neutral palette and I’m just not satisfied. Earlier in the week when I placed the poured paint picture I did for the kitchen, I felt homey and comfortable in my aqua kitchen,

I “consciously” know that growing up in the 60s and 70s we had aqua appliances …….. refrigerator, stove top, oven and sink….when harvest gold and brown were in style. I think subconsciously, when we moved into this house, painting the kitchen aqua had a comfort effect on me.

…..and my newest craft hobby…paint pouring…fills my color need. So many beautiful colors coming together and causes my brain to pop with joy. This week’s favorite:

I think my trial and error period with small canvas is finished…bring on the 11 x 14!

Until next time….

I know I’ve used the “best thing since sliced bread” before

But this time I mean it. Aftershokz Trekz Titanium bone conduction earphones.

These headphones sit in front of your ear not like earbuds…the sound is transmitted by vibration through your jaw bone. google it for the specifics..but the gist is, you can still here through your ears while listening to music or podcasts. Making it safer for walking, running and biking because you will be able to hear cars and people coming up behind you. The band loosely fits around the back of your head. They are comfortable…the sound quality is good…not expensive headphone quality but very good! When I stick my fingers in my ears, the sound is actually very, very good and they actually come with earplugs…probably for that reason.

So far they work much better than my other blue tooth earbuds. I have small ear canal openings and find the buds eventually irritate my ears until I eventually just pull them out.

Got these at Brookstone in Branson but they are available from Amazon!

thank me, later.

Until next time….