First Frost of the Year...Want some ice cream?

We woke up this morning to the first frost of the was 38 degrees when I got up. A wee bit of an early cold snap for the Music City. It is still October, after all. We were running the air conditioner just yesterday.

Want the really good news? My neighborhood is having a get-to-know-your-neighbor ice cream social on Sunday. Outdoors. With a moon walk and several carnival activities for the kids.

All outdoors.
Because it's usally perfect weather in Nashville for such adventures in late October.
Who ordered up this cold snap??

Cross your fingers for us. A great deal of work has gone into planning this event by myself (the resident sign-maker and balloon hostess) and many of my neighbors and we are anxious to see it be a success. It's the first event of it's kind for our neighborhood, designed to help all of us become better acquainted with our neighbors, and it's also in memory of our neighbor who was brutally murdered in her home in September. Her family is even going to be in attendance. Heavy neighborhood attendance and slightly warm weather would be good thing for us on Sunday!

I've made 6 signs like the one above. For a while there I was pretty giggly on the fumes of the Sharpie Magnum Marker and the clear coat spray. :) Definately fried some brain cells on this project.

In other news, if you love soul music, you can not miss this!! Joal brought me a CD a few days ago that I am in love with!! Ray Sings, Basie Swings. It's a project of Starbucks Music--combining the magical voice of Ray Charles with the band works of Count Basie.

Oh. My. Goodnes.
Music will never be the same.

This most perfect combination of musicians never occurred in real life...but thanks to technology, it's been given life! Normally this techno-manipulation of the greats would turn this purist furious...but after hearing it, I'm choosing to make an exception.

It's amazing.
It's deep.
It's rich.
It's stirring in an old-school way.
It's magnificent.

It's the correction of a mistake--it should have been done in real life...but wasn't.

You can hear the famous Georgia on my Mind here. But you should really hear "Oh What a Beautiful Morning". It makes me cry it's so good.

Happy Friday!!


Stephanie said...

Good luck with you ice cream social. Sounds yummy! Your new music sounds great! Here's my new favorite - go to (make sure the speakers on your computer are one) and have a listen. My Mom says I'm an old soul and I guess this proves it. I listen to this station all day, every day at work. It plays big band, swing, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Rosie Clooney, Perry Como, Basie, Ray Charles etc.,etc and some sixties and even seventies stuff too. Lots of variety. If you try it, let me know what you think!

Stephanie in Memphis

Laurie said...

Hey Sarah,
your handwriting on the signs is just artistic. love the Ray Charles music. I got the last cd he made a while back and love it, the one with other artists, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones.. super..
good to have your updated lss list!! your a doll... :0)

Mimi said...

I saw that at Starbucks the other day (while indulging in my new love - their rice krispy treats).

LOVE the sign. Sorry about the cold snap.