Hi John David and Peggy I am still here glad the Rosemont Theater is close to you Peggy and hope you will be able to go to the Monkees show Same for you John a hour and half is long drive to me but maybe you can make the show too they are nearly sold out here but the venue is 1,500 seats and 19 left so it will sell out I am sure. David there are shows in California, Washington, Arizona, Texas, and some in NY and NJ if you were to visit your mother in New Jersey if possible with the Covid situation maybe you could catch 1 of the shows or maybe even stop to see Peggy and go to the Rosemont show on Nov 5 on your way to visit Mom I remember you saying she met you with Diana when you took the cat to Diana to adopt.Or the Kansas City show near John. I have always been a fan of seeing live music as John will tell you I have talked about the shows I have seen.And thanks for all the votes for Joy she is my 2nd white cat after Powder who passed in 2017 I am like John says they are all beautiful to me and I love all cats but I really have a special love for black cats as 1 was my first. Anyway you all take care. Tim
The hour and a half drive gets longer to me every time I make it but I usually have to make it 2 or 3 times a week. Tonight we were supposed to be outdoors but got canceled for thunderstorms. I've seen remarkably few concerts over the years, I guess because I'm always working at the same time. Pink Floyd was the most amazing show I've ever seen. I've opened for more concerts than I've ever actually watched, but that's more work than anything else. When I play at the state fair, I can hear the outdoor shows across the street but I start playing while their show is still going. Then when their show is done, their crowd pours over to where we are.
When I was a kid, I wasn't worried about seeing the big bands play. I wanted to be one of them. So I look at it a little funny if I miss a concert because I'm playing somewhere, like I'd rather be doing it than watching it. I haven't been in a really "big name" act in decades, but I'm still doing it rather than watching it. It's just an odd coincidence that Mike Nesmith and I are thinking about retiring at the same time! I can't imagine not playing at all though, so I'm also thinking about playing solo.
I don't know whether I'm working when the Monkees play but of course, I really need to see them if they're retiring. John
So far the home in NJ is not fully opened and so I cannot even plan a trip. Sadly the trip I met Peggy on in 2019 was my LAST trip out east because COVID stopped all that. Not happy about it, Mom's mental abilities have declined and I have been unable to see her for a long time. Just calls every day, but she is starting to not know how to use a phone now too. :(
Past cats... Tim, do you use or have you ever been on Etsy? There is a place in CT there that makes little glass sleeping cats. The shop owner, Leslie, is really nice and will customize (as best they can IF they can) the figures.
Here is a link to her shop: NunwellGlass
She had a white cat in the shop this morning (but it is gone now, must have been bought) and has a black cat there now as well.
I found out about her in December and I bought a black cat as my ^Orion^. In May I got a ^Nova^ that she made custom and then I got ^Andromeda^ that she also customized for me.
Take a look at them. :)
David and the CoolCyberCats
Hi David Sorry to hear things are not well with your mother and that you cannot visit her my mother lost her mental abilities but it happened before covid and then she passed before covid she was in assisted living and I visited at least weekly or more but it got to where she didn't know me or that I was even there. And it was just a suggestion about going to IL or MO for the Monkees shows and you could still maybe work something out as they must be opening things back there and if you wanted to come to Knoxville even we could work somethimg out to get you to the show but there is only single tickets left so couldn't sit together but there are places to stay close to the venue and I will transport you for meals or whatever sightseeing if you want to. Things are pretty much normal here but I still wear my mask and I have received 2 doses of covid vaccine.I went to Nunwell glass and ended up ordering 4 of them would like to get a Shailene dilute tortie. Hi John and Peggy And everybody Take Care Tim
I don't know about Illinois, but Missouri is wide open. Aside from all the "Help Wanted" signs everywhere, the occasional gasoline shortage, and the rising prices of everything, you can't tell much difference. I guess you still can't visit nursing homes here but I no longer know anyone in a nursing home. John
People can visit moms home, but you have to schedule it 2 weeks in advance and no more than once a day and only for 15 minutes. If I went there for 5 days I would see her for 75 minutes OVER the 5 days (and since my day travel is a bust for time, a 5 day trip really lets me see her 3 days, so 45 minutes). Not worth it yet.