Saturday, November 29, 2014

Uptown Funk

Not sure if anyone even reads this anymore.  Between Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and my professional blog, I haven't had much time for this little blog.  Might have to shut the lights out soon....
Until then...
I'm loving this in my run playlist, right now.  Is it just me or is this song reminiscent of James Brown, the Gap Band, and Morris Day and The Time?  

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Musical Interlude....

To tide the blog over until Summer vacation, here is my friend Kimmie's husband Pepe Romero, Jr.  Not only is he a premier guitar and ukelele artisan (Luthier), he also is a damned-fine guitarist.

Around minute 19:00 Pepe Romero, Sr. strums in his signature flamenco style.  At 20:20, he convinces Pepe, Jr. to play.  The music that they make is beautiful.     Wow.

Here is a fun little session recorded in the Esquire office by Old 97s singing "Please Mr. Please" by Olivia Newton John.   Rhett Miller remains as hot as ever.  *sigh*

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A breath of fresh air...

Well, Cristina is 12 years old... 
She is my pensive, oldest daughter:  the voracious reader, the accomplished writer, and lover of animals. She is the voice of reason, albeit quiet, in an all too often chorus of chaos. Cristina is my artsy, french-horn playing, tolerator of mathematics, who, to be honest, loves a good fart joke. She is my Spring baby who is always a breath of fresh air.

Happy birthday to you, my love!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

So much...

There is so much to report, but there is so little time in which to report it.
I didn't want February to pass without reminding the world that this sweet face has turned 16 years of age.
Screenshot from video circa 2000.
Poor Jake was sick and was taking comfort in his paci, blanket, cars, and Bear.
Some photos of the sweet boy that he was and
the young man that he has become.
My heart hurts to see him so grown get that license and run some errands for me. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

For New Year's Eve, we followed our family tradition of watching the last sunset of the year at our favorite beach.

To guarantee our luck and prosperity in the new year, we ate our traditional meal of black-eyed peas, turnip greens, ham, and cornbread.  Delicious!
  We hope that 2014 finds you all healthy, happy, and prosperous and those blessings continue throughout the coming year. *love*