Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/31/2007 06:42:00 PM
Monday, January 22, 2007
My computer died, big bummer! R has an extra lap-top that I'm using, but I don't have the files I use... I'm so lost! We've struggled through re-entering a lot of the business data that we thought we'd finally been caught up on for the accountant... that meant a lot of tense moments over the past couple of days, for me and for Richard. We've managed to stay on friendly terms though, and we got the preliminary information to the accountant today. The other good thing is that R has been able to retrieve most of the information from the old computer, he's pretty amazing :) So, the posts may be few and far between until I get my bearings.
Lost Everything is from the Portland Collection, Volume Two (I think, I don't have my database of tunes so I'm guessing!)
Posted by Fiddler at 1/22/2007 10:15:00 PM
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/20/2007 10:39:00 PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
This is the time of year when my skin gets dry and my lips get chapped. Staying hydrated and moisturized is a challenge... using moisturizers, lotions, and lip gloss help to soften dry skin and protect against dryness... it's just as important to drink plenty of water to hydrate internally.
Instruments need to be tended to as well. Using Damp-Its is an easy way to introduce moisture into fiddles, guitars and stand up bass... keeping a water pot on the stove and having healthy houseplants also helps maintain a comfortable humidity level. We recently had a humidifier installed on our piano... it is silent and uses very little electricity.
I spent my vacation day well. I had many options, but chose to play music as my main focus. I played in hour increments... and in the alternate hours I got smaller chores and tasks completed, like going to the transfer station, making cookies, taking a walk outside, shoveling the walkway, getting the mail, taking out the composty stuff, sorting through piles of sheet music. I'm glad I took the time off and that I used it for personal gain, it was a fun day.
Waterbound is a tune from the Fiddle Music of PEI.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/16/2007 09:40:00 PM
I went walking in the woods this afternoon. Even though the temperatures were in the teens here in Wayne, there was no wind and it felt warmer. I thought some of getting the snow shoes or cross country skis out, but since there's only a few inches of snow from the storm, I decided to just jump into my boots and walk... good choice! There are some paths off the front yard, not only for humans to use, but apparently for the deer... they are definitely making good use of the cleared trails where Richard and Toby drove the tractor when they were getting firewood. I mentioned this to David & Kathie, and they asked if we had any groves of small evergreens. We do indeed have a nice little grove just north of the back yard... David thinks that is where the deer are bedding down and living. No deer near their house, but obviously we've got a good population living right around ours!
Forked Deer can be found in several resources including the Fakebook, the Portland Collection (blue book), and the Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/16/2007 09:15:00 PM
I've decided to use a vacation day and spend today here at home. There are quite a few things on my "Personal To-Do List"...
- go through photographs and put some favorites into the frames I've been collecting...
- play through the newly received, thanks to Eric, Cape Breton tunes in anticipation of the once-a-month fourth Sunday jam at his house... learn more about program & design of web sites...
- settle on a course of study for the next few years in preparation for a new or altered career path in five years, and then taking the first step by enrolling at UMA today...
- sit down with scrapbooks and geneology information
Posted by Fiddler at 1/16/2007 07:21:00 AM
Monday, January 15, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/15/2007 10:36:00 PM
Ahhhh. The living room is finally back together! How nice to fill the wood pile, put the furniture back in place, put away the ladders, and watch it snow this afternoon. It's been a busy few days, but definitely worth it. I think it would have been difficult to get this much done if R was home... only because it takes time away from the project to fix meals, and even to sit down and eat.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/15/2007 06:56:00 PM
Sunday, January 14, 2007
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Saturday, January 13, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/13/2007 11:02:00 PM
Some of Richard's "Marilyn Monroe" collection.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/13/2007 10:44:00 PM
Friday, January 12, 2007
Mug and Brush Reel comes from the Fiddle Music of PEI.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/12/2007 05:46:00 AM
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/11/2007 10:22:00 PM
Posted by Fiddler at 1/11/2007 04:10:00 AM
CPR recertification class was held after work today... we gathered at Club-E for instruction, practice, and finally THE TEST. Everyone passed, of course. The guidelines have changed, as they do from time to time, and it's good to stay well practiced. Bottom line though is, any attempt to deliver rescue breaths and chest compressions in an emergency situation is better than doing nothing... so whether or not you do the exact number or ration, while important, is not as critical as JUST DOING IT to your best ability. I'm in high hopes to never need to use it, but if the need did arise, I can honestly and proudly say "I know CPR, I can help".
Struggling Heart comes from the Portland Collection Volume Two.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/11/2007 04:09:00 AM
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/09/2007 10:18:00 PM
Head to Head is from the Lighthouse Collection.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/09/2007 05:23:00 AM
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Even better than the good deals we found was the time we spent together. Jen and I have a nice relationship, one where we can discuss important things like colors we want to use to decorate our homes, and even more important, the unspoken bond between mom and daughter that now goes beyond to include grammah and grandson. We share a lot of common personality traits and also share a certain way of looking at the world that not everyone can appreciate. Whether it is a reality check or not is up for debate, but it sure is nice to spend time with someone who "gets you" in ways that are non-verbal. These are the ways of the world I think... that we all seek some kind of understanding with someone.
Ways of the World can be found in the Fiddler's Fakebook.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/07/2007 06:36:00 PM
Saturday, January 06, 2007
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Friday, January 05, 2007
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Thursday, January 04, 2007
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Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/03/2007 08:21:00 PM
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Posted by Fiddler at 1/02/2007 12:59:00 PM
Monday, January 01, 2007
...and on the trees in the yard.
Posted by Fiddler at 1/01/2007 07:57:00 AM