Saturday, January 24, 2009

Why I find it hard to play music lately

photo taken by Mr. Attitude

I mean, when you have two lap kitties and a big three year old Lab who thinks she's still a puppy, what can you do?

My other lame excuses:

Driving kids to stuff.
Too cold to move my fingers.
My pesky full time job.
Feeding birds.
Hauling wood.
Feeling a sense of dread at the idea of getting a musical instrument out. Yeah, it seems like I have so much I don't know, that I know I don't know, and well, it just kind of spirals from there. Today I did get the banjo out, and the mandolin, as you can see from the picture. And it was fun. I can't believe my fingers remember what my brain has long ago tossed aside.

I just found out there is a bluegrass jam every other Tuesday night not too far from here. It will be next Tuesday, and I will try it out. I so need to play music with other people.


Jayne said...

LOL Deb! I can't IMAGINE why you are feeling encumbered! :c) What a wonderful photo.

Lynne said...

Deb- That's a wonderful picture of you! You look relaxed and happy. I'd love o hear you play some day. Pretty kitties.

Pablo said...

I hope you go, and I hope you tell us all about it.

Floridacracker said...

Great cozy photo Deb! Go and enjoy the music!

robin andrea said...

You look happy to be holding that mandolin. Oh yes, go out and make some music.

JoAnn said...

Glad to hear there's someone else who has a dog that doesn't act his age. Just recently got a lab mix dog who is suppose to be three years old but acts like a puppy. JoAnn

Deb said...

Jayne- it is hard to play when the lap kitties are there!

Lynne- I'd bring an instrument to Sax Zim Festival, but I think we'll be dog tired by the time we get back to the room.

Pablo- Me? Tell about a life experience? On my blog?

You'll hear about it no matter what.

FC- The lap kitties get in the way, but the whole thing is pretty cozy. It was cold outside, as if that is a surprise.

Robin Andrea- Happy and amazed. I saw a friend at a small town store today, and she said "they'll be glad to have you there!" I hope that is true.

JoAnn- I'm beginning to wonder if they ever stop the puppy thing.

Good to hear from you!

cindy said...

You so belong in front of that stove, with those creatures and those instraments. Play on, Deb! It's good for the soul!

Carolyn H said...

I think your critters like your music and waiting for you to play some. They want to get as close as possible so they can hear it "just so."

Carolyn H.

Jim said...

What a nice homey photo of you and the critters Deb! I too will be looking forward to hearing about the Bluegrass Jam. You need to go...