On A Blog Hiatus

As you can see I have not posted here in a very long time.

I have been extremely busy with life and simply have not had the urge/desire/time to post.

I have decided to keep the blog but I’m not going to post for the rest of this year.

I hope to return in full force come 2018!

May the rest of the year be kind to you.



A Beautiful Day

I am always impatient for spring
January is all fine and dandy as typically you are recovering from the often times very busy holidays

Then comes February.
This is when I get impatient
Flower bulbs are already coming up
We have more sunshine (vs gray skies)
And longer daylight hours (yea!!!)

I am ready to get out in the yard and make it look nice again

Yesterday was a Beautiful Day!
No Rain
Total Sunshine
Relatively Warm (not quite 60 degrees but warm enough!)

I had the front door open to get some fresh air in
The grandkids were outside playing
And the boys (of the four-legged kind) were outside all day soaking up the sun

It was a good day for all.

A New Week


Am I glad last week is over.
Most of the household had colds and two of them are still recovering.
Lucky me didn’t get it that bad…..this time.

I am however trying to pull myself out of a funk of sorts.

I have been taking guitar lessons for well over two years now.
I have a fabulous teacher/mentor/friend that is overflowing with knowledge and is more than willing to share that knowledge and experience with his students.

But every once in a while I think….

What The Heck Am I Doing?

Am I just fooling myself into thinking, wishing, HOPING that SOMEDAY I will be good enough to play with others and god forbid be in a band even????

So this last week I really didn’t play much.
Just didn’t have it in me (and yes I was exhausted from fighting off a cold).

I went to my lesson this week and talked to David about my funk.
And I feel way better now.
My funk is gone.
It is so gone that I am actually looking at new/used guitars and no you can never have too many!!! (heh heh)
(my current inventory is 4)

This week is Johnny B Good rhythm
Next week is Johnny B Good lead

And I have the opportunity to play with others and be in a band so I’m going to give it a try.

And YES I can be THAT good!

Holiday Wishes

So I’m here again (better late than never) for just a moment.

A lot has changed over the last few months and I tell you about it soon.

Until then know that all is good and I look forward to what 2017 has in store.

I have a feeling it will be a busy one!

See you in January!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!


General Updates

September 1st already.
Leaves are slowly starting to change.
It’s still dark at 6 am.
And it gets dark earlier.

From here til the end of the year time will fly.
It always does.
New Years
Bam Bam Bam

Just a few updates as I have not been very good at posting here lately.
Just way busy and way tired.

Hula Moon
Our annual Hula Moon end-of-summer party was again a hit!
Saw old friends and made new ones.
I am already thinking of what props to make for next year!
(hint: just yesterday we got for FREE a wood tiki bar!)

Yes we are once again going to have a Halloween party.
October 22
And yes there will be new props this year!
(can you say…..fog!!)

I am no longer a member of a local pirate group.
I quit several months ago.
The only thing I will say about it is it’s too bad how one person can leave a bad taste in your mouth.

Yep still playing and taking lessons.
I have mostly been on the electric guitar and working towards playing lead.
I can see this will be a long process as there is way more to it than the acoustic.

I work full time as a full charge bookkeeper (been with the same company 30 years!) plus I do bookkeeping on the side.
I have seven businesses that I work with and I got five more that I soon will be doing.
Sounds like a lot but most of it is just monthly reconciliation.

New Venture
We are in the process of starting a new venture of sorts.
At this time I don’t really want to specify what exactly we are doing except to say we will be upcycling and refurbishing used furniture giving them a second unique life.
We have started a website (and yes eventually we will be selling from here). At the moment there’s not anything on it but there will be soon!
Wood And Wine Revolution
I’m excited and can’t wait to get started!
We have lots of cool ideas!

I guess at the moment that’s pretty much it.
I am so looking forward to a 4 day weekend (I took Friday off).

So I’m Trying A New Coffee

I don’t fall for hype and I know there is NO easy way to lose weight.
And yes this could be considered a some-what pyramid scheme……but I’m trying it anyway and it looks like any money I may earn will be minimal at best as I have no intention of spending my free time trying to sell this stuff!!!!

If you drink coffee this might be for you.
Valentus Slimroast Coffee

I don’t know how or where I found this product but I did a thorough search for bad reviews and complaints and I just couldn’t find any.
It’s a tad spendy (something like $2.50 per cup) but that is WAY less than Starbucks (which I have cut out so I can pay for this!!)

I just had my first cup and expected it to taste like crap.
It didn’t and was actually quite drinkable!!!

Here is what the box says:
Controls appetite
Regulates sugar absorption
Regulates fax absorption
Promotes healthy energy (which I really REALLY need)
Promotes brain health & focus
Elevates mood (yep need this too!)

So hell….how can one go wrong!!!???

I have my own Valentus website and if you want to give this a try (or they have other products) please order through me.
If nothing else I may get points or something!

My site:
Java Fitness

Misc Videos

Happy Friday the 13th!!!!

May nothing weird or unusually creepy happen to you today.

I wanted to share a few videos with you.

Watch Ya’ Mouth
(uses dental cheek retractors which you can buy on ebay…or so the say!)

Can you imagine playing this after a few drinks!!!

And speaking of drinks….

Have you seen the Tipsy Bartender videos???!!!

Beyond awesome!

I have and play both an acoustic and electric guitar.
I find myself at least at this time really liking the electric and playing rock and roll.
I have an Aria but I’m really wanting something…..more???

I came across this video with side by side comparisons between a Les Paul, Telecaster and a Stratocaster.
I think it is a very good comparison and you can certainly hear the difference between the three.
To my ear I really like the Stratocaster.
Take a listen.

And speaking of Stratocasters….
Which is better…..
American made or Mexican made?

For me I’m not out to buy something as a collectible to hang on the wall and gather dust (at least not at this time heh heh)
I want to play the damn thing!
After watching this comparison for me value wise I have no problem buying the Mexican made one at half what the American made ones are.
After all…..they are pretty much the same thing.

That’s it for for today.

I’m going to enjoy the rest of my day.
It’s supposed to hit 85 degrees!!!!
I might have to make one of the Tipsy bartender’s drinks!