Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Eve.12.31.07

DK sent this to me last year...I love it...just imagine it is the Enigma Cafe. Click the title , it is "Home" by Marc Broussard....that is what I wish for all of us. Namaste.

{ Music is Marc Broussard " Love and Happiness", a wonderful Bluesy NOLA number. Enjoy}

Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday Night Music 12.28.07

It is the final Friday of the year.....Music is reflective....and this weekend I will be reflecting on that has happened, what we have learned and all that we have shared.....We need to soak in ALL that has happened...and Reflect....Reflect on the Shadows and the Light.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Night...12.25.07

It has been a quiet Christmas, but 6-6 and I agreed , one of our favorite ones....and after Moonstuck we will make cookies and have Egg Nog...The cats have not taken the Tree down yet, and the little yellow dog is happy that she had meatloaf for dinner. We did not have snow, but I am sure we will before New Years. I am so grateful to have a home and place to be with my son.....I have faith that good things will come in the New Year for all of us.....Namaste.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday Christmas Chuckle 12.23.07

Steve Martin making a Christmas Wish....enjoy...have a laugh....
( Big Thank You to Fran for finding this....)

Sunday Night Christmas Music .....12.23.07

I hope that all of you are snuggled up and warm....and enjoying this Weekend before Christmas...It is windy up here by the Great Lakes....and some flurries...a good Cookie and Nog Night.....namaste.

( Music on Bon Jovi singing a Christmas tune....)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday Night Music 12.18.07.....

When I need to gather my thoughts ...I go to the 3rd floor and look out the window...Sharing the same perspective as the birds is head clearing for me.....I watch them swoop and swirl from tree to tree, the swifts and the swallows and a few Gulls and the occassional Falcon. How do they not fly into each other ? What controls their graceful destiny ? .....

I have linked another Dan Fogelberg song, it is his Wisteria , it is amazing. namaste.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Night Music 12.17.07

Okay....the last song in my Emerson,Lake,and Palmer's series....this is "Still You turn me on" by Greg Lake, just Click the title.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dan Fogelberg died this morning at 6am

{Click Title: Dan Fogelberg's "Longer"}

We are having a storm here by the Big Lake, it is stormy, windy and snowy. If you watched the Browns Game you saw it....whitehout conditions off and on....So I did not watch that much news, and was having internet troubles off and on, so I read and hung out with 6-6.....we were eating snacks and getting ready to watch 60 Minutes when I saw it on the news. So sad.

Dan was many many things. For me, he was one of those people that the songs were so profound.The music was always perfection, but it was his lyrics that would burn their way into your soul. Phrases that were as familiar as a lost love letter. I had every single one of his albums, went to all of his live shows on the East Coast.

His music helped when I lost loves, the Elderly Aunts that I loved and my grandmother, and my first misscarriage, and favorite patients as a young nursing student. We even played him at the pool that I managed as a lifeguard.I played him when we moved to New England as a young bride, and then again moving to the Northwest as I fixed up an old apartment in Capital Hill in Seattle. I sang his songs as Lullabys to a new baby as the rain fell. One of my AIDS patients used Dancing Shoes ( wonderful song) and Leader of the Band at his funeral.As a young girl, a hippy, in a household of conservative judgemental Repugs, his music helped me find my peace.

Last week I posted Greg Lake, another that sooths the soul. But this week I think I will post more Dan. tonight it is "Longer"

Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Night Music.....12.14.07

So I put new Posts over on Watergate Summer, and there is new music, no Christmas Music tonight. I realized as I stood at the Grocery store grinding my teeth to Elvis " Blue Christmas" that maybe some of us need a break . ( Ok - that would be ME). as I wrote over at Watergate, I have been sitting here waiting for Mr.Furnace. And it is cold out and in here, so of course I have been daydreaming ALL day about my Favorite Warm Place in the world.....and I even found a Nice Photo of it....

Think you can guess WHAT my favorite Warm Spot is ? oh, come Hot Coco if you get it right....and What is Your Favorite Spot ?

*{ The Music is Emerson,Lake&Palmer "From the Beginning", with an amazing slide show}*

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday Night Music...12.12.07

{Click the title: Emerson, Lake, Palmer "Ce La Vie"}
We are due for a Storm tonight, and big snow.....I usually put Christmas songs to the title, but tonight it is more Emerson, Lake and Palmer. I have been humming this song as I walk this week in the Cold. For some reason this song warms me up.I think it reminds me of my 20's, and feeling Invincible, yet like I had to learn and "grow and go with the Flow"....It is a haunting song.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday Night Christmas Music 12.11.07

Song is about Peace....Gilbert O'Sullivan did this song back in the Vietnam era, it is definently a song with a messege, and it is not about Santa or Jesus. Gilbert O' Sullivan was not famous, he did a song called "Alone, Again, Naturally that became a cult classic for angst riden teenagers, he would be called EMO today. There is nice art with this video as well....very soothing. With all of the talk of Destroyed Torture Tapes and the Wicked Weather across the country......we just need some nice music and some hot tea.....Tea tonight is Peach Ginger, and homemade pretzels....have a good night....

Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday Night Music 12.10.07

Definently a night to find a cozy warm fire, and some hot coco. I continue my quest to bring Great Christmas Music to you all this month. We are suposed to have a storm later tonight, the end of those Ice Storms that are plaguing the middle of the Country....even up to the Great Lakes.

This a beautiful version of "I believe in Father Christmas", with beautiful art ( similiar to the painting on this post....)

Thank you all for being good to me while I slug out this job issue....

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Saturday Night Music dedicated to John Lennon.....12.08.07

Tonight is the anniversary of John Lennon being taken from us. I always think of Yoko Ono on this night, I think of what was taken from her, the love of her life.These chairs really spoke to me when I was trying to find a symbolic photo. That last summer they created Double Fantasy, the greatest Love Story Album ever.......

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thursday Night Music 12.06.07

I walked the dog tonight....and it really did look like this....Icey here, and very cold. The snow crackles underfoot and the ice twinkles.

DK mentioned in the Comments the other day about the Beatles, I listen to them alot ( thanks to 6-6).....but this song has been stuck in my head all week.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tuesday Night Music .... 12.04.07

Snowing.....cold....I am where I want to be....inside....No One has been by for a few days....Must be the time of year...Christmas....and all...oh well....I will sit and watch the snow...

{Click the Title for the music, this was the First hard Rock Album I ever bought, save all my allowance and weeding money the summer I was 10 or 11, I remember it because I was promptly grounded after buying the album, my mother was furious, sadly for her she ordered me to my room, I sat and read "Crime & Punishment" to her added horror, and with my Headphones on, listened to this song Fullblast....ahhhh those were the days }

Monday, December 03, 2007

Monday Night Music and Thoughts... 12.3.07

Cold and really windy up here by the Lake,40 MPH winds and 22 degree windchill with some Snow moving through. The poor Northwest is really getting pounded with 100 MPH winds and flooding.....My son and I are hunkered down, it will be Chinese noodles,soup and garlic bread for dinner....and alot of hot coco and strong tea. Have a good night stay warm and dry.

"For it is not true that human progress is but a mighty growing pattern woven together by the tenous single threads united in a common effort." Soong Mei-ling ( Madame Chiang Kai-shek)

I love this quote....I wonder what kind of thread am I, am I strong enough, I think I am fine Purple silk....undestructible. I believe that threads is up to us to make sure they don't tear....gentle hands know how to weave....a strong fabric.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sunday Night Music .....12.02.07

Today was a day to clean out the frig, make noodles, toddle about the house in Jammie and Robe...My favorite Vintage Japanese robe and listen to Christmas Music.....and recover from a really long week....More Blogging planned for the week...I hope you all had good weekend...

*{Click the Title: "Here with Me" by Dido}*

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Saturday Night Music....12.01.07

This Clip in the video is the REAL Pianist that is the Pianist that the Movie is based on....and some Chopin for Windspike too....
Have a good night..More up tomorrow.

Friday, November 30, 2007


Do you believe in Miracles ?
I look at this picture and I think ...How could one not believe?
Even just for a moment....
But I think it is all about TIMING....
the Infinite Clock and the Circumstances that create a Miracle....
and the Energy, the Faith, the Believing that came before....
to create that One Moment....

But I also think Someone has to Witness it, SEE it for what it is....
for that one moment....
So the person who took this photo...
If he hadn't been there....
Would this Moment in Time still be a Miracle ?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday Music....11.28.07

*{Click the title: Al Stewart "Year of the Cat"}*
Hey all, I am off doing Cleaning for two days....enjoy the Music and the Sunset, I will be back Friday Night....namaste.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Music for the Soul

*{ Music from "To Kill a Mockingbird", starts out with small sounds on the Piano, and sweeps to Full Orchestra.}*
To first time my son saw this film, he said "Now that is how you put music to the Film, and it has to be Black and White.
He wants to remake it someday, but he is waiting for the Right "Scout" and the Right " Atticus". This music is one of my
favorite of all times...}*
What Movie has the music that melts your soul.....that you have even heard playing like a Soundtrack for events in your life....?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Thoughts at the Enigma Cafe : Beauty In Small Things

It is still Al Stewart weekend, this is a lovely song set to beautiful photos that will sooth your soul after you watch the Sunday Talk Shows....the Song is called End of the Day. Namaste.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Thoughts at the Enigma Cafe Part1: Nostradamus

*{Al Stewart weekend here at the Cafe, "Nostradamus", very beautiful, very inspiring]*

When I am troubled by Events of Our Times, These Dark Times of this Evil Regime, I find myelf searching History for Answers, for Lessons.....I even end up reading Nostradamus, wondering , reflecting Did HE KNOW SOMETHING, should we be listening.....should we be reflecting...thinking....The Future is in our Hands, but if we are not listening to Sage Voices of the Past, have we heard what we needed to make Needed Changes......

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Night Music ....11.24.07

"In order to feel anything, you need strength" Anna Maria Ortese
Music for tonight is Fleetwood Mac, "The Chain"....I went to many of their concerts and had all of their albums. I loved them , even though the complications of their relationships created such tension on the stage over the years. I always felt so fortunate to see them .....They had great strength to play together and heal their past. Yet it was their strength and love that helped them play so beautifully...and they are still playing , occasionally reuniting and sharing their wonders. I hear them play and I feel 16 again....or almost.
I was at Walmart the other and they had Ruby Slippers for sale, and my first thought was , that if you came home an found ruby slippers by the front door, would you put them on ? Would you tap them three times ? What would you wish for....

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday Night Music .......11.23.07

Woke up to New Snow....very beautiful. There is still snow and the Moon is rising in the sky.
The Music tonight is Heart, from fall 1976, 6-6 asked me WHAT did you listen to when you were my age. Comments to the video"Wow, you all did not know how to dress in those days". Hmm , the phrase "Those Days" hurts, but I have to admit that he has a point. I first heard Heart at a Friends house, on a cassette tape, from Canada. I was awestruck. That little tape got shared and played all over the DC area. So tonight we have Heart, which is tricky to find on Youtube, look up the Sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson....The Song is "Magic Man"...and is dedicated to another blog that also loves Heart, so this one is for you Skippy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

So Thankful....11.22.07

Click Title for Music: Louis Armstrong: "It's a Wonderful World"
I am so thankful ...grateful for so much. I am thankful that my son really is my Gentle Giant, that he has a big heart and a kind soul and that even though he is teenager he really does know I love him. I am thankful that "Harry The Cat" wandered into his life and keeps him company .....I am thankful that we found this old Victorian Wreck of a House that needed so much work and so much love, that has been good for us.....And I guess I am happy that my Downtown Loft Building did Foreclose, as it made me find us a new Home. I am thankful for this lovely old neighborhood with wonderful neighbors.....and all of the trees, birds, possums, and skunks....I am thankful that 6-6's Dad got to spend a whole month here in the summer....I am thankful that I survived 2005 and finally recovered most of what was damaged, I am so so lucky....I am thankful that I have made so many wonderful friends that have been so good to me over these past 2.5 years....Very Grateful....very...namaste.

Take Care and eat and be merry....

See You All on Friday...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wednesday Night Music....11.21.07

I Dedicate the Art to the Gas Man, as for the 3rd month in a row he came when I was in the Tub. There is Nothing worse than settling into a nice tub of Lavendar and Jasmine Bubbles...and then the Gas Man Banging on the Door......And I also dedicate the Song to Windspike....Just a bit Of Mozart on a Rainy Cold Night by the Lake, and it is put to Great Pieces Of Art.

Late Tuesday Night Music.....11.21.07

I wish I knew how to play the piano...the Enigma Cafe has a piano now....Any Requests ? Music heals...and soothes...I should pay Rent at YouTube.....Have a lovely night....namaste.

Monday, November 19, 2007

MONDAY MORNING....11.19.07

A friend sent me this postcard....this is the Olympic Stadium in Bejing. And it has been giving me nightmares, seriously, twice I have dreamt about this structure. it is called the Birds Nest. What do you think ? Does it look Rickety to you ? And after all of the Poisoned Toys, and Poisoned Food, and WHO knows what else, do you think maybe we should be worried ? I mean I don't think the three little pigs would think it would pass the HuffPuff test, Do you ?

*{Music is Moondance, with a lovely Video, I think Van Morrison really captures Autumn}*

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday Night Music.....11.17.07

I found a new picture for the Cafe....So A few of us have started working on a romantic tale in the comments of the post below..."No" was the inspiration for this little project....Tonight it is cold and rainey here at the we have made EggNog Hot Coco and popcorn and some cookies ( Chocolate chip reciepe , except we put MM's in the dough).And we are going to watch Saturday Night Live....Have a good night.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday Evening Music.....11.16.07

It is Bitter cold and windy today, with snow blowing all about. I have brewed up a nice big pot of Ginger Peach tea, and am making molasses cookies, so it smells heavenly here. I have been of course wandering in my mind to where it is warm, which automatically happens when the temperature gets near 30 degrees.( Hence the painting). I have been blogging about VETS and suicide and PTSD over at Watergate Summer, as it is an important issue with the Holidays approaching. So over here I am trying to make sure that we keep it cozy and warm. Have a good friday, Click the title it is amazing, a video by Enya, about the joy of falling into Paintings, called "Carribean Blue". Namaste.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday Music....11.14.07

I am going to hang this poster Somewhere here....I like to think as a Woman that we are Butterflies..... capable of Change....Evolving....Beautiful and .....sometimes Frail....but strong enough to Fly Great Distances.....

*{Please do read my post over at Cosmic Messenger posted on Thursday November 15th, 2007, "Not Ready to Make Nice"}*

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Satuday Afternoon: The Wisdom of Leaves...

"The body is the tree of wisdom,the mind a bright mirror in it's stand" She Hsui
The Leaf Project
I have to go and do errands, but I will be posting Saturday Evening Music later....This morning I went and gathered LEAVES, all different colors,..shapes and sizes.....And then I put them between Waxed Paper and throw aross silver glitter, and then a second piece is put across the top , and then a thin piece of cotten, and I iron the two pieces of wax paper together, and the leaves in between...and then I put it up in a Window after it has cooled... It is great to do with Kids, and also very fun to walk around trying to find that perfect Leaf...

I have been humming "Summertime" all I am sharing....

Have a good Saturday and don't forget the Contest over at Watergate Summer...

Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Night Music ......11.09.07

[ Click the Title: " Cashmere" ....Not ]
And the Ringtone Story......

Okay so over at Watergate Summer, I posted that 6-6 and I have been talking about Music ( which means that we have been learning that I don't know Enough). So yesterday , after finding my phone stuck under a pillow, I realized that The Ringtone From Hell was driving him crazy- so he said "why don't we change it?". So I said fine.....

So He would sit and pull up lists of Bands , and run off names and then I would sit and look them up on Youtube and see what I wanted on my phone. Well, being funny- he says- Hey why don't we put music on "FROM YOUR ERA" ( Well gee , let me move my walker out of the way and put my teeth in Sonny...) So he says I think you should have some Led Zeppelin or The Who. He says I think you should have the Song "Cashmere" (now that is what my feeble old ears heard....) That song was the first Hard Rock song I ever really heard- I was at the Beach with friends, and some College Students had it blaring out of their car and a bunch of us were trying to Fly that song reminds me of Kites...always.

So I go to YouTube and look up Led Zeppelin and Cashmere, no luck , so then I look up Cashmere and all I find are a bunch of videos of sweaters.....and I did have a nice laugh....and realized that listening to songs from this era really did make me feel absolutely Ancient.....sigh....

Anyways I finally realized I wanted a song from Now, so I found a good Matchbox 20 song....and felt more "with it."..

So What do you have on your phone for a Ringtone ?

Friday Afternoon at the Cafe....

*[ Click the Title: Loreena McKennitt , lovely video "La Serninissima"]*
So the funny thing is that I have a list of Places I Need to Go To, and the list has now grown substantially thanks to YouTube, and the Internet. ( and it was already plenty long from Bali, to Nepal, to Burmah, to Thailand, to Scottish Moors, to Tasmania, to Madagascar and on and on.....) The photo above is so soothing, I love the shadows and the shade and the water, it is Rum Point in the Cayman Islands. Although I don't think you would need much Rum to be there, the serenity alone makes me drunk....

As soon as the temperatures fall below 40 I am craving warm white sands......

I am making a Blueberry Peach Cobbler , which I will post the receipe the Comments...

So do you have a List ? What Places are on it.....

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday Night Music 11.08.07

*{ Click title : Simon&Garfunkel "Old Friends" }*

"In the Depths of Winter, I finally realized that deep within me lay an Invincible Summer"
Albert Camus

I put Simon and Garfunkel on the Jukebox...they always remind of Fall and Cold Weather....scarves and mittens and hot Chocolate.

It is chilly here this week, 30's, Wintery, and I was not ready for it, yet. I have been getting my house ready- but I mean ME , the inside of me is NOT ready yet. So other than plastic-ing windows, and rearranging furniture ( we move to one floor and shut off rooms to save heat, energy and money). What else do you all do to keep warm ?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Pictures of Home....11.07.07

So here is the thing.....I keep dreaming about the Northwest...and I can't stop it, and then other nights I don't want to dream about it , so then I can't sleep. I think it is about being Homesick. I left Seattle, the Northwest on MLK day 2004, it seems so long ago. So if you all don't mind, I thought I would hang a little picture from Home....Thank you...

So do you all have places that haunt your dreams, that you dream about still ?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Dark and Stormy Night at the Cafe....

DK found some lamps, they are so lovely, I know we will hang them all over, but for now let's admire them...and on this dark and stormy night it sure has made it cozy here...and I put John Mellencamp on the JukeBox.....I hope that is okay.....

....I have pumpkin muffins on the counter, and sqaush soup in the crock pot....

So did you hear that in Oregon today they upped the Cigarette taxes to pay for Kids Without Insurance, how do you all feel about that ?

I have some feelings ..but I need to make some coffee first....

Monday, November 05, 2007

Waiting for Oolong Tea.....and an Apology

I wrote over at Watergate....that I took an Unplanned Sabattical this past week....But I am back and trying to get caught up...and will do my best to get caught quickly as possible....there is Oolong on the way...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Good Morning, Welcome to the Enigma Cafe, Day 4

So Welcome to the Enigma Cafe.....I decided to open a nice little corner cafe, a place to gather and talk and sip some coffee and eat some muffins, a place to get cozy , find some comfort amoung friends. On weekends I might even make pancakes...other days there is soup...there is music on the JukeBox...and on the Blackboard Wall by the Front Door there is the Question of the Day ? and if you want certain music you can leave that messege on the Blackboard too. ( Yesterday DK requested The Temptations singing "I wish it would Rain"...and guess what I found it- go ahead and click the title).

*Note* For newcomers this month we are hanging Your Leaf Peeper Art, so email me the photo and we will hang it on the wall.

Also scroll down and you will see all the work that was done this week to make the Cafe comfy... Also TWO Lighthouse Stained Glass Doors arrived- so you all will have to help me choose ? Which one do you like better ?

IF your House was in the line of Fire , You have 2 minutes to grab stuff, WHAT would you grab and why ?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Eve , The Counter and The Jukebox arrived for the Coffee Shop....10.26.07

So the Counter has arrived, and I am not sure it is big enough, but it does look cozy.....and the 1946 Korwitzer Juke Box ( which of course I have now fitted to play CD's....) I will need if you all want to make a lists, or start contributing, that would be great....

The Sofas.....

The Rocking Chairs...