Good morning World! How are you? March 2021 has surely flown by, right? It is March 26, 2021 and you made it. Life has been busy around here. It is amazing what a few simple changes to our home have made. It feels like we have moved into a new place, well, sort of, but you know what I mean. So far, we have replaced our floors and replaced our hand-me-down furniture. The animals, our “kids” love the new stuff. Our cat Taco Belle thinks the new easy chair is all hers. She even swipes at me when she thinks I am going to remove her from the chair.
We placed a blanket over the chair to protect it and this morning when I woke up there she was sleeping in the chair. No wonder I slept past 4 AM as she usually starts messing with me to wake up around that time. Guess my natural alarm clock got me up. Good thing though as I am trying to stick to a schedule. What I am trying to do is to find focus. Yes, I need focus. There are so many things going on in my immediate world and I just get so scattered. So, I have created schedule and have blocked off two hours to learn new things like dance and how to play an instrument. So for Friday’s two hours, I learn to dance. This morning I found an awesome line dance tutorial on Youtube. If you are a line dancing beginner then this is the video for you. Also, I love how slow she goes as I have trouble with coordination and the drop foot thing. Please press play…
Another exciting thing happened on Monday. For years I had told my kids that I was going to buy a stand up bass as I had dreams of having a home filled with music and I love the sound of the double bass with its rich, deep lows that you can almost feel. Anyhow, I saw a bass for sale a month ago and waited till we got a few things taken care of here at the casa. I told myself that if it is meant to be, it will still be there when I am ready to buy it and have the funds. I knew that it was only going to be for decoration but still, it is a great piece to have and it sounds lovely.
It may not be one of those fancy double basses that cost way much more that I can afford but it is in working condition and according to Hubby, it can be tuned. It has no identifiable markings so i am assuming that this bass was probably handmade and probably has quite a story. Anyhow, Hubby played it with ease. I will have to record him one of the times that he is goofing around with it. Me, I have started watching lessons on Youtube. I found one lady that is a great instructor and you can tell how comfortable she is instructing, it is effortless and makes me want to tune in for more and more. She does offer an online course that I am seriously considering taking the class but just need to get through the next month and then I will be able to join. Gotta remind myself, good things take time.
So, I figure I can work on the bass and guitar lessons on those days, I know that I will still practice with the other instruments on the other days of the week but at least will dedicate those two days to learning.
So, I have mentioned that I follow many food blogs and have virtually met a few kind souls. I follow Comfort du Jour and love the recipes and the stories she writes along with them. It is always exciting to get to correspond with others through WordPress and she has been so kind. Anyhow, her post inspired me to try making sourdough bread. Well, that photo right there is all I took as it did not turn out. Drats! Our oven has decided that it only likes to cook at the right temperature on one side of the oven. When I took out my first loaf of bread half was golden brown and the other half not. One side did not even rise the other side baked but still it was sad. Anyhow, now we are looking at new stoves! Yippeee!!!! Wish you guys could see me do the Cabbage Patch, a dance move from the 80s! Now to figure out how to work around the hotspots till the oven is replaced.
Time to get back to things like taking Jenny for her morning walk. She is looking at me just like in the photo. A face I cannot say “no!” to and mean it.
To you dear reader, where ever you are and what ever you are going through I hope today is good day for you. If you get the chance, DANCE!!! Hugs to you and you and YOU!