Saturday, June 26, 2010


Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!!!
It's a music day!
Play at the Quincy Arts Fair with the Celtic group
and then the Corn Crib Pickers (Bluegrass) play at Beth Haven this evening.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to haul instruments all day.
They don't like that ... they get hot ...
but not sure if I'll have enough time in between to load the car.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Celtic Music

Tonight was Celtic music session night!
I look forward to it all week long.
It was a good night.
Several groups of tourists came in and checked up out.
It's always good to hear applause!
I raised my drink to one guy,
just a gesture to say hi.
He looked frightened ...
then left.
I thought I was just saying hi.
Wonder what he though it meant?
Oh well.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


The Frog ...

Here is a close of of the Frog that I was playing at the Celtic session.
See the spines on his back?
Well, you can't see it because my hand was moving,
but my other hand holds a stick that you strum the spines
with and it makes a frog sound.
They're really cute!
And fun to play!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Fiddlin' Around

Here I am "fiddlin' around"!
This was taken at the Celtic session here in Hannibal.
We meet each week at Breadeaux Pizza
and play from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
It is a lot of fun!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010



I saw a butterfly that looked similar to this one
eating out of my hummingbird feeder earlier today.
It sat there and ate for the longest time.
It didn't even fly away when I went out to look at it.
It was very pretty.
We have lots of hummingbirds here
but that is the first time I've seen a butterfly on it.
It does attract bees once in a while.

Monday, June 14, 2010


The Wedding Day

There we are!
This was taken right after we got married.
I am very happy.
I love this man.


Monday Music

Monday music was wonderful!
It was jam session at Breadeaux Pizza tonight.
We had a great session!
Besides the regulars,
we had a man drop in to join us.
He played trumpet and it fit in wonderfully.
His name is Jimmy and he was just passing through.
I used a digital recorder tonight and recorded the session.
I was pleased with the outcome.
Jimmy took pictures at the session.
We're trading ...
he's emailing me pictures ...
and I'm sending him the recording!
Well, it's almost 1:00am
and I begin teaching early tomorrow.
Soooooo ...
off to bed I go!

Saturday, June 12, 2010



Holy cow!!!!
Did someone say flute?????
Okay, mom are you there???
Guess how many flutes are now in my possession???
I bought my first Native American Flute 3 weeks ago at a festival our group,
The Corn Crib Pickers,
was playing at in Florida, Missouri.
Doug and I drove to Mexico, Missouri yesterday morning
and bought Doug one of his own that's in the key of "A" ...
just like mine ...
so we can play together.
We bought my mother one in the key of "F#".
And ...
we bought me another on that's in the key of "C".
Just a few seconds ago ...
one ebay, of course ...
I just bought two more!!!!
One is a Native American Flute that was made in Europe
and the other one is a different kind of flute,
called a Kena flute,
that was made in Pichicha, Ecuador
by the man I bought them from.
I get to evaluate the one from Europe for him ...
how cool is that!!!
Because of that, I got it free!!
I can't wait for them to get here.
So, what's the count?
Well ... that would be six flutes!
(Until I main moms')


A Loose Screw

Don't' you just hate it
when you find a screw laying in the floor
and you can't figure out where it came from??

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Lady Bugs

Remember Lady Bugs?
They have always fascinated me.
They're so pretty.
I rarely see them these days,
although I do see them outside in the garden once in a while.
What we mostly have here are those orange beetles that look like
lady bugs, but they're orange and a bit larger.
Oh, and one other thing ...
We get swarmed every fall when they hibernate and then again in the spring when they burst out upon the world again. They get on the walls, in the lights, on the furniture ... everywhere. And it really hurts when they bite.
I still get very excited when I find a genuine Lady Bug.
It doesn't matter where I am ... I pick it up and go show it to the closest person I can find.
A person never outgrows Lady Bugs!!!!


Rain Rain Rain

We got three inches of rain in the last 48 hours.
As my nephew says ... at least I don't have to water the garden for a few days!!!!
Doug mowed the lawn today. We got a riding mower and it's wonderful!
I even got to mow last week!!!!!
I hate the push mower. Ours is the old fashioned kind ...
you have to actually push it ...
it isn't even self-propelled!
Yes, I love the rider.
Bought my dogs some dog food with gravy.
They chomped into it like there was no tomorrow.
Bought the cats one of those covered litter boxes.
Let's see if they can kick litter out of that one!
I shouldn't challenge them ...
they'll find a way!
As soon as I buy a camera battery and find my memory card ...
I'll have some fresh pictures to share.

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