Sunday, February 05, 2012


Orange Blossom Special

Well ...  I'm doing it ... I'm learning The Orange Blossom Special on my fiddle.

Whew!  (wipes brow)  What a work out!  Playing the fiddle is always a physical work out, but this song is even more strenuous than anything else that I play right now.

I have a new fiddle student and I am learning this so I can teach her to play it.  It's going to be a surprise!  She also wants to learn "Devil Went Down to Georgia".  How long have they been playing?  Three weeks.  Yes ... I said three weeks.  They are amazing!  And very fun for me!

I will have to post pictures of my fiddles on here sometime.  There are four of them here at the house.  Three of them are mine and one belongs to Doug, my husband.  I still have my very first fiddle.  My Aunt Linda bought it for me and I've been playing ever since!  Thank you Aunt Linda!!!!

I've been fiddlin' my butt off ... or arms ... neck ... whatever ... and making lots of progress.  My current project includes over 150 songs to memorize and be able to perform when I'm out playing places.  We don't carry music when we're out playing ... but I do carry a list!  No kidding!  There's nothing more embarrassing than having a "brain fart" and not being able to think of anything to play!  So ... I carry a list that I can pick and choose from if I need a reminder!  Seriously!

I'm getting geared up for spring ... I have plans!  In the works ... but plans none the less.  Wish me luck!  Send me happy thoughts!  Send blessings for my fingers!  They're getting quite the work out!

Ta Ta For Now!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Banjo Time!

                                                                  It's banjo time!

                                           Nothing cheers me up like playing my tenor banjo!

                                                      My banjo head my look a little rough ...

                                                                        and dirty ...

                                                 But it plays well and it never lets me down!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Nice and cool

It's a cool 40 degrees here and I'm just wanting to stay snuggled up in my recliner with a blanket.
But ... there are things to do besides snuggle up here with my book!

I am really enjoying my new fiddle student.  She is working really hard and doing so well.  It is a lot of fun!

I played lots of Irish music last night at the Pub and had a great time!  I will have to post some pictures soon.

Cherish the day today ... do something fun ... and tell those who mean the world to you that you love them.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Music Thursday!!!!!

Here it is Thursday again!  Thursdays are always great for me because it's always band night at our weekly gig at O'Griff's Irish Pub.  I always have a good time there!

It's been a day of practicing, practicing and practicing!  Trying to memorize some additional songs.  Plus getting the other band, The Corn Crib Pickers, practicing and ready for up coming gigs.

It's always busy around here!

Hope that you all have a great day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Music Night

Had a great time last night playing Irish music!
Played so long and hard that I wore myself out!
This music always lifts my spirits ...
Every single time!
You just can't play happy music
and not feel good!

Monday, January 23, 2012


It's Monday Again!

Happy Monday to ya! Mondays are always good for me. It's music night at the pizza joint!!!! Have a great day everyone!

It was really stormy here last night. Thunder storms and rain ... very strong winds! Went on for most of the night.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Happy Monday!

It's raining here today.

Got the lawn mowed yesterday before it got here.

Just having a take it easy day here at our house.

I like those once in a while!!

Don't worry ...

I'll make up for it tomorrow!!!

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