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)
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.
Bam Bam Bam
Just a few updates as I have not been very good at posting here lately.
Just way busy and way tired.
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.
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.
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).
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!!!!
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:
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!
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!
We are now heading into March…
More daylight hours and warm weather coming.
Can’t wait for spring!!!!!
I heard (from my momma!) that we are supposed to have a spring and summer like last year…and the year before…..
Early and HOT!!!
Bring It On!!
Let’s see….what is new??
**Still playing guitar and taking lessons. I finally feel like I can play. At some point in time I would love to get together with others and just jam.
** You know all that hard cider I had fermenting? Well out of the 5 or 6 different recipes none turned out well enough to drink. So I dumped it all….and yes it hurt.
So now I am foraging into making fruit wine from scratch (vs. a kit). I have 5 gallons of peach wine that was started 4 days ago. I can tell from the start it’s going to be wonderful!!!!
**I joined a local Red Hat Society group with a bunch of wonderful ladies. Love it!!!! We have a meeting once a month and at least one activity per month plus it gives me the excuse to buy and wear red or purple hats, clothes, jewelry…you get the picture…..and act wild and crazy….we are after all ‘old’!
**I have been a full charge bookkeeper for over 29 years working for the same company (go me!!!). Since that has worked out so well for me I have decided to open my own bookkeeping service. We work with both local and virtual clients of small to medium size. If you know of anyone big or small looking for a bookkeeper please send them our way. We can cater any monthly package to fit their needs. West Avenue Bookkeepers
**Walking Dead. Really??? I know this has been out for years but I was never interested. I’m not a big zombie fan…..
But I got bored one day (a very rare occasion!!!) and watched the first episode of the first season on Netflix.
OMG! I’m hooked. I don’t know how or why but I love the show!!! I’m still not a zombie fan but I love the story and the characters…
And oh yea…..I’ve watched all of the seasons Netflix has to offer.
Luckily we have dvr’d the current season….I just have to find time to sit down and watch it!
**I have soooo many project I want to do with my cricut but so far little time.
There are several glass blocks I want to do…..a new pirate one, a giraffe one (I collect giraffes) and a sea turtle one….which is going to be very awesome with what I plan on decorating it with!! And cards…..got to start working on cards….
That’s about it from here…..
Mostly it’s just the same same.