Friday, November 10, 2006

Making my own Christmas cards...

Well DH, Deb and me went to Hobby Lobby in Ocala today and I bought all the things I need to make my own Christmas cards. I can't wait. Ok I'm not crafty but I think I can do this. So everyone who gets one of these homemade cards from me should be happy they got one at all, beacuse I am not sending cards to every friggin person on the planet this year like I used to. Holy cow, I used to spend tons in stamps and cards. I bought 60. So sixty of my closest family and friends will be privy to my artwork!

We had a good day today too mom, nobody's underwear fell down in public and there were few urges to burn toilet paper!

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  1. That sounds like fun! I'll bet you'll enjoy it.

    Guess what, for some reason I got inspired to start playing my organ again. I cleaned it inside and out and then took the back off to find out why some of the keys are staticky. I think after sitting there and not being used for so long, some of the transistors may have gone bad. I'm going to see if I can find someone who works on them and ask what it would cost to come out and check it. But not right away, it will have to wait. And I also took my guitar out of the closet, cleaned, waxed and tuned it, and want to start learning how to play it again. I don't know why this came to me so suddenly, but something inspired me and I'm not sure what. While I was tuning it, one of the damn strings popped, so I ordered a new set, only a few dollars. Did you know this guitar is 30 years old?

    Anyway, that's what I'm up to these days.

    Hey, it's so funny about Pebbles, she's such a bum. Did I tell you that David said he would be up for Thanksgiving? I'm going to call him again in a few days and double check to make sure he doesn't change his mind. I just wanted to have all three of you up here this time. I'm glad you're coming, two dinners isn't so bad when it's turkey!!

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  2. I think it's great. You need to get back into that again. having something other than sleeping, being on the computer, feeding the birds and doing housecleaning and laundry is good for you. You need a HOBBY, something for YOU. I am glad you are back in action. I hope you can find someone to fix the organ, I'd LOVE to hear you playing again like you used to!!

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  3. I'm still collecting my Charlie Rich things, but this will be something I should have started up again a long time ago. They have a site on the internet that gives free guitar lessons. You know me, I have a good ear and can tune it myself, but I need to re-learn music again. I used to be able to read music so easily when I was in high school, but have forgotten so much over the years. Dad said if I get good at it, I can play at the next CCA Cristmas party. I said, "yeah, as soon as I learn "Take This Job and Shove it"!!

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  4. I'll even come over there and sing it with you. Maybe we could also learn the "Ugandan National Anthem?"

    He he he I know only you will get that, and maybe dad and Deb!

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  5. I swear I can't stand that man. He is the most obnoxious individual it has ever been my misfortune to work for.

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  7. Do you know what I'd really like to do?? I'd like to trade this organ in for a piano. Dad told me that when we first went looking in the 70's, he asked me if I wanted an organ or a piano for our anniversary, (what was it, like the 7th year??), and I opted for the Kimball :-( Why did I do that? I used to be such a natural with a piano, when JoAnn Matthews and I used to get together, if there was a piano around, I'd go into Beatles mode and that was with no sheet music or anything, when I was young, it seemed like music just came naturally. I loved it! Remember the drums?? I was playing them at the Naranja Lounge the night Dad and I met... uh-oh, now everyone will know the sordid details...

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  8. Then mom we need to find you a piano!!! Let's see, that Kimball organ would be uh--33 years old!

    WOW!

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  9. Yes, we bought it in the mid-seventies, probably right after we moved into the house on 185th street, because then we had all that room. Then in 1976 Dad bought me that classical guitar and himself the harmonica, remember that? It was blue and silver, a really nice one. It' disappeared, I think he gave it to David or something, but it's gone....along with my Oija board.

    Anyway, the organ needs some maintenance, so I doubt if I couls sell it. I've checked prices for piano's, and a decent one starts at $1,000. I told Dad that if we ever win the Lotto I'm getting myself a Baby Grand by Steinway!

    For now, I would even take a used piano in good condition, at a low price.

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  10. Anonymous11/11/2006

    Hormonica and Ouija board both missing? Sounds like and episode of coast to coast;) My daughter wanted to learn to play the piano. We opted to get her a keyboard for two reasons. It was cheaper and takes up less space. Of course, the sound of a piano is better, but the keyboard really is a good substitute.--ST

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  11. It is strange the Ouija is missing, I think I borrowed it back in 1990 but I returned it I am sure! That's when LuAnn and I contacted that spirit of the guy who killed himself in the University Centre Hotel!

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  12. Anonymous11/12/2006

    Returned it, sure you did. Just like you returned your grandmother's book. LOL--ST

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