Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Formal Fun

I'm always amazed at how many adorable things there are out there now that weren't around when I was younger, or my kids were younger. In fact, I wish this stuff had been around a few years ago when my grandkids were younger. I saw a place with a cute toddler tuxedo today. That is just fantastic for going out someplace formal, or just for fun. All my son and grandson had were "onesies," overalls, pants and the occassional regular suit. Even when they were a little older, tuxes were't a common choice.

Something New Every Day

I still learn something new every day. That's saying a lot considering I'm in my 50s. There doesn't seem to be a limit as to how much there is to know out there. I recently saw a sign locally proclaiming the place to have the best Sriracha. My son asked what that was? I had no idea. Came across it by accident today online just skimming my Facebook feed. It jumped out at me, and I had an "ahha" moment. Found out it is some sort of Indian hot sauce. So I guess the place down the street has the best.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

More than Just the Beat

One of the things that my granddaughter still has trouble with in her pursuit of becoming a great guitarist is understanding how important the actual study of music is. The new music books available now make learning structure a lot more fun than it used to be in the days when I was first learning it. I'm so proud of how far she has come though. It's something that will stick with her for her whole life, and the things she learns about music structure will transfer to her ability to understand math.

Working on the Go

One of the things I love most about being a writer is that I can do it anywhere. Which means, I can go on vacation whenever the opportunity arises. In a few weeks, I'll be off to Lake Geneva Wisconsin again. I get to go there for free for a conference my husband goes to, and while he's in his sessions every day, I get to play, and work whenever I feel like it. I just wish the conference was a little later in the year. It's so cold that there's no boating or anything possible. That's one of the reasons we usually end up going back up there or to Lake Delevan, Wi at some point during the summer.