Music is in our blood, our hearts, our souls

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music (free clip art)

Music has been in our family for many generations. My grandfather used to play the piano in the silent movies back in the 1920’s. His brothers, his parents, and grandparents, were all musicians. So it should not have come as a big surprise to me when I noticed young Jeremy checking out the guitars at the guitarcenter.com website last night. I was just surprised that he had not expressed an interest in learning how to play an instrument earlier in life!

Getting fit

One of the drawbacks to my job is that it is largely sedentary. I’ve noticed that when I am sitting at my desk, it isn’t too long before my legs and knees, back and shoulders start to bother me.

So I’ve decided that maybe I should exercise more, thinking that if I am more physically fit that I would be less crippled up by doing my job. The trouble is that I hate to exercise! A good friend of mine has suggested that I take some belly dancing classes with her. She told me that she has been taking belly dance classes for a couple of months now and that it has helped her lose an inch off of her waist and improve her posture, too! She said that belly dancing is so much fun that she is in a good mood for several days after the class, and that it doesn’t seem like exercise at all! I went online to see if I could find any belly dance classes near where I live, but I couldn’t find any. So maybe I’ll join my friend and carpool up there with her to the class she takes. It’s probably more fun to take a class with a friend anyway!

I love to dance

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dancing couple (free clip art)

When Debbie told me that she has signed up for dance classes in santa monica ca I have to admit that I felt a pang of jealousy. It has been too long since I’ve been able to go out to a dance class, or go out dancing. There was a point in my life when all I wanted to do when I had some free time was to go out dancing! I love moving my body to the music. I really miss that more than words can describe.

Boots On

I’m watching the CMT music videos today just to keep some background noise in the house while I clean and poke around on the internet.

There is a hit song by an artist named Randy Houser. I’ve never heard of Randy, but this video is REALLY cute and I wanted to share it with everyone. If you get the chance to watch the video called “Boots On,” you should give it a listen and a look. The video is about a dad who pulls up to a gas station with his kid in the back seat. The dad is pumping gas and leaves the car radio on and the little kid sits in his car seat singing away and playing a toy guitar. It is PRECIOUS!

Sticker shock

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price tag (free clip art)

For most of my life I got my furniture from friends and family members as well-loved hand-me-downs. I can honestly say that I’ve only purchased furniture “brand new” from retail stores when I needed a new mattress and box springs, and one time a very long time ago when my hubby and I purchased a new bedroom set about thirty years ago. So when my brother was telling me that he and his wife were looking online at goods home furnishings best furniture I have to admit that I was a bit jealous. I went online to their website to check them out and I have to say that the price of brand new furniture was a lot higher than I would have expected!