Saturday, May 6, 2017

Artistic Pursuit

It's amazing how early in life that one can glimpse a child's personality.

The first evidence of my granddaughter's artistic leanings came when, at the age of two years, she could identify colors like burgundy and chartreuse.  For months she had been obsessed with drawing.  She demanded that we draw pictures for her and worked on pictures of her own.  By the age of three, her stick figures looked far better than mine!

It wasn't long before she was taking dance lessons and a few years later, she wanted to learn to play the guitar.

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Mother Nature can't make up her mind this week.  On Thursday, the dampness and winds made a temperature of 15F feel even colder.  Yesterday, the temperature was in the sixties and remained there until 2am this morning.  Hard to believe my eyes this morning, when I awoke to ice-covered trees and car.

If the weather forecast is accurate, however, we'll be seeing temperatures near 60F for Christmas day.  

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Almost Christmas Day

Some years, I am still buying gifts on Christmas Eve.  Thankfully, I am more prepared this year.  The tree and decorations are up and presents are purchased and wrapped.  I braved the holiday crowds on Friday to purchase all the ingredients for Christmas cookies. So the next few days will be filled with the wonderful smell of baked cookies.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Classy Music

A friend, who is a professional musician, owns a bass that costs over twenty thousand dollars.  Thankfully, it brings him more than sufficient income to justify the expense.

My granddaughter's guitar cost a little less than two hundred dollars and it has served her well for the past three years.  Her teacher has suggested that it's getting time for an upgrade and I've caught my granddaughter looking at Gibson SG customs online.  She pointed out that there was zero percent financing for two years, then gave me a hopeful look.  I'm thinking about it for Christmas.  At least it is far more reasonably priced than my friend's bass.