Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

The majority of evenings here we have been sitting in the den, listening to music and talking. After almost 32 years of marriage we still have quite a bit to share, laugh and plot about. That’s something I take for granted sometimes and I shouldn’t. We’ve always had good times since we locked on to each other 33 years ago. I’m fortunate.


Our taste in music is the same and we’ll go from James McMurtry to Dave Matthews to Pink Floyd to classical. It just depends on what we are in the mood for any particular evening. One evening we decided to start on this enormous collection of Mozart.

It was relaxing, something non demanding so if we chose to read together (or read and crochet) you could concentrate on the book at hand. It was so enjoyable that we decided to see the collection through. Lots and lots of CDS spanning concertos, divertimento, sonatas, symphonies and…we haven’t gotten to it yet – opera. I’m not so sure about the opera.

Here is the box and the bookmark is where we are in this journey. Mozart was a prolific genius. I am loving everything we have heard so far. Ok, the focus on the flute on some of the pieces wasn’t….soothing. I’m not a classical music expert and couldn’t tell you the titles, except Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, but I am gaining an appreciation for Mozart.


Something else we enjoy in the den while listening to music is indulging in a short toddy. Aja has started moving into the den immediately after dinner because our cocktail time coincides with her getting a few treats. She knows when the cocktail glasses come out, so do her bag of treats. I think she may like the music too. After she gets her treat she settles on a big pillow bed and goes to sleep.


The few nights we watch a DVD in the living room she doesn’t always join us. She’ll come out for a little bit of time but then she goes up to bed before the movie is over.

I’ll keep posting about the musical journey and let you know what happens when Mozart’s operas are in queue. Willing to give anything a shot….



Katherine P said...

Oh I love this! It sounds like a cozy evening and it sounds like Aja agrees. I'm found of classical though I know nothing about it. Mozart is a favorite. When I was a little girl I had a tape of a Mozart concerto that I listened to over and over. No idea why that hooked me as a 6 year old but it did!

Mae Travels said...

You make your life sound so idyllic! I love Mozart too, but we haven't been listening to our CD collection as much as we did in the past before streaming video took over! We haven't been going to as many concerts, either. Too bad for us!

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Tina said...

Mozart is very soothing, Katherine, I am certainly enjoying the evenings sitting and listening. Aja loves the den, it's her favorite room!

Mae, it's been an easier transition without television feed. We do still enjoy a movie now and then. We just watched The Martian.

Unclewags@inbox.com said...

It is 8:30 a.m. Here in Bloomington, Indiana and I am thoroughly enjoying a visit into your living room with my Rhodesian Lion Hunter breed female pup, Jasmine, at my feet. We are enjoying your Kleiner Nacth Musik this morning as this 86 year young gent sips his tasse
koffee. Danke Schoen!

Seven Hour Lamb with White Beans <br>{ make that less than 2 hours in the Instant Pot}</br>

It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...