Celebrating a Year

March 21, 2017

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I am here. This, literally, is my window and the front door of my home for the next month. The flight was uneventful and on time. It is 90 degrees and sunny and humid. R. gets me at the airport and drives me here. Iziane, my hostess, meets us and I drop my things. Off to lunch, pick up some groceries, and back again, woozy with sleep deprivation. Email f&f back home to let them know all is well. Unpacking, stowing my gear, the rest of the day is a haze, but I have arrived!

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March 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

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March 20, 2017

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It is always hard, at the end, to let go of home and take off for the unknown. Even when there are such good reasons to go, there are always others that make me wish I could just stay here and relax and be calm. Especially since the book project overran its deadline and pushed right up to departure time. P. isn’t coming with me to Rio and so I will miss him. And too, the ease of living here in my regular life. Adventure is not for the faint of heart. But mine is at hand, so I pump up my courage, pick up my bandolim, and head off into whatever awaits.

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March 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

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March 19, 2017

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A happy chaotic day. Rehearsal with my music group in the morning, long cheery phone calls with my children and the delightfully energetic grandboys. There are still things to do before I get on the plane tomorrow, but there is enough time to resolve them. Fingers crossed.

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March 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

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March 18, 2017

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Flamingo in the snow– always brings a smile. But the real joy is to wake up knowing that late last night I uploaded the book manuscript and recording to the publisher’s site. Just need to send them a couple of ideas for the cover– that they design. So today these details mix with the whirl of packing, cleaning, paying bills, things that necessarily precede a trip. I leave in two days!

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March 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

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March 17, 2017

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s what the “wearin’ of the green” looks like at my snowbound house today.

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March 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

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March 16, 2017

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I stop on the way home for a bit of spring to inspire.

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March 27, 2017 at 10:57 am

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week 440 ~ it’s time I headed to Rio

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it’s time I headed to Rio
I’ve been away for far too long
rekindle the lost spark of song
I found so very long ago
if it’s still waiting I won’t know
until I leave comfortable
behind and give in to the pull
of wanderlust crazy to heed
the call but this is what I need
to drink in choro ‘til I’m full

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March 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

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