• General,  Music

    Squeeee!

    For the first time in my adult life, I am super excited about Christmas! So excited in fact, that I got us a Christmas shrub, and turned the dining room table into Christmasland.   Mattie, who claims to hate Christmas,…

  • General,  Music

    Christmas is Coming

    So as some of you know, I’m on disability, and I’m basically a broke-ass mother. I set myself at doing all my survey companies’ invites every freaking day and in 2 weeks I’ve collected almost $50 in Amazon gift cards…

  • Crafting,  General,  Health,  Music

    All The Things

    I’ve had another violin lesson with the lovely Faustina, and I still love it. Its challenging, but in a good way. My next (3rd) lesson is this Friday and while I’m struggling with my C note (2nd finger, 3rd string),…

  • Music

    First Violin Lesson

    This afternoon at 3:30pm, I met with Faustina at Tapp’s Music for my first lesson. I was nervous, especially after I looked her up on The Book of Faces and realized she might not even be 18 years old and is…

  • Conversations,  Music

    Conversations with Mattie

    After practicing my ukelele for a while this evening, Mattie made this declaration: Great. Now I have the tune you were playing stuck in my head. Suck it up buttercup… I didn’t say it but I sure thought it! Kinda…

  • Music

    When Packing Items to Ship…

    Take Goodwill’s example! It took me ten minutes to unbox this but I’m glad because it meant my item was safe and well-protected during shipping. There’s some nasty scratches on the side of the lower body and a few chips…

  • General,  Music

    Things I’ve Bought Online

    So I made the mistake of rediscovering the Shop Goodwill website. Not only are there bargains to be found, there are some pretty crazy things listed if you take the time to look. And it combines my love of auctions…

  • General,  Health,  Music

    New Meds, Ukulele Tune-Up, Happy Anniversary!

    Tuesday I had an appointment with my psych doctor, where we discussed I feel fucking fantastic, but strongly suspect I am somewhat manic due to the condition of my one credit card account. Its fairly hemorrhaging money, and spending money…