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Drums Are Good For Kids

The past year had been rough on me considering I got let go from my last job and it took forever to find another job that was close by that I qualified for. It took literally months for me to come across the job I have now. It was a hard time for us since I was running far behind on the rent, car payment and other bills, that were long over due. When I finally caught up on expenses, I knew I had to save up enough money since my sons birthday was coming up. In just few short weeks I had made enough money to start shopping around for my sons birthday, but had no clue on what to look for since he was so hard to shop for.

I thought about and remembered right before I had lost my last job, my son was talking about how badly he wanted a drum set so he could learn to play like his father did. With that memory in mind I took an evening to sit in the bed and start up my laptop, to search around on the net for types of hand drums set for kids that would fit him and also wouldn’t break my bank. I found a few good deals but nothing popped out to me,

I was about to end my search for the night, I had came across a great deal here at musiciansfriend.com for a kids drum set. I ordered it immediately with the fear of it selling out considering its price, which was a steak, sorta speak. When it arrived at our home I had one heck of a time hiding it from my son until his birthday.

When his birthday came around him brought out his new drum set and he ripped open the gift paper and I had never seen him smile so big in his life. He hasn’t gotten off his new drum set since that day and has thought himself very well. He is by far a natural and I am excited to see where he takes his talent. I’m so happy that I could give him a gift he absolutely wanted while keeping a wad of cash afterwards for future occasions.

 

Nichole and Guitar Music

My over night stay with my sister and her six year daughter Nichole, my favorite niece of all time. Believe me I have a whole slew of nieces and nephews and Nichole has stolen my heart since the day she was welcomed into this world. I have witnessed and have played an important role in various births, family and a few close friends, but this one was an experience that I’ll never forget.

Nichole is starving for attention. Having a single mom is a difficult situation on everyone involved with the whole world seeming to be at your door wanting to come in and make things worse. Each one with their own agenda and expecting something in return, simple as that.

Anyway, I try to visit them as much as possible, it’s only a two hour drive but I have to go over 2 mountains to get there and often the roads are way too dangerous to drive on. I always bring several “presents” to surprise and delight her. I can’t seem to get enough of seeing that wonderful and totally pure excitement and the ear-to-ear smile that just lights my life up for several days after leaving them to head back over the 2 mountains to where I now call home.

This time I brought a lap steel guitar and gave it to her so that when I play my guitar she can play around on this wonderful lap steel guitar so that we can sing and play together. This girl is just exploding with musical talents, loves to dance and sing and is able to keep a beat no matter what type of music comes on. I would love to encourage her in any way possible to explore and find at least one musical instrument that she can play for the rest of her life. Music = Life while Life = Music, simple as that.

something different and unique

Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag

I’m Bringing the Cheesecake

This is going to be a crazy busy weekend with the family Easter dinner that I am helping my sister host over at her house. After work tomorrow I am heading straight over to her place to eat dinner and do a few things before hitting the sack nice and early in her guest room in order to get a good night’s rest before tackling the weekend tasks that I have been assigned and asked to do.

Sis is going to be doing most of the cooking while I tackle the cleaning and the decorating that is needed to be done by Sunday. I’m glad that the cheesecake that I ordered online arrived yesterday. That is the only food item that I have been asked to bring to contribute to the meal. Last year, the cheesecake that I ordered was a big hit, so I hope that this year it will be just as well received.

The family is scheduled to start arriving bright and early Easter morning, to start the Easter Egg Hunt that we always hold for all the kiddies each Easter. As the family grows bigger, we need to hide more eggs so everyone will have fun finding lots of candy.

Jessie The Traveling Nurse

It is always such a treat when Jessie, my sister’s ex sister-in-law, comes into town and I am included in the visit. She is a Traveling Nurse and had spent a good amount of her adult life time in the service, so she walks and talks the army and medical issues and has more stories to tell then someone her age has the right to have. LOL! I would love to read her memoirs if she even sits down long enough to write anything down that isn’t necessary for a list, a chart or form!

She gets to see and hear a lot of the new medical items that come out that are necessary for her to learn about and learn to use. She sounds like she can do just about anything that any doctor can do, legally and morally. She can work wonders with a thermometer, blood pressure machine, a finger oximeter all the way up to an x ray machine and MRI and CAT Scans that are always changing and improving as fast as they can pump them out. None of this equipment is cheap and if I asked Jessie to give me the breakdown of what the hospitals are spending on medical equipment, I’m sure she would be able spout out some type of number and or percentage, she really has a wealth of knowledge from such a wide spread area(s).

From what I hear she may be in the area around the Memorial Day Weekend which isn’t too far in the future. This year is flying by. In just a couple of days it will be March, which is one of my favorite months of the year! Say good-bye to winter and hello to spring!

Welcome to 2016!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016! I hope that this year brings us all a lot of good things.

We all work hard and try so hard, that we deserve to see good things come from all our efforts. I know my husband works hard to provide for his family, and I work hard to keep our home clean and comfortable. I spend a lot of time with our children and want to help them become responsible, caring, confident and successful adults.

I hope 2016  brings us all good things over the year.

New Year of 2014

Happy 2014 New Year