Category Archives: My Relatives

Divine Twine

For the past several months I drive my sister to her singing/voice lessons which in the part of town that has a good amount of quaint small town locally owned businesses, right at the far end of old town. If I forget to bring something to read and the weather isn’t being user friendly, I always have the option of taking a nice stroll around the few city blocks and enjoying the sights, the smell and the whole “warm and fuzzy” feeling that one gets when walking in the part of town that is just reeking of history, generations after generations of families who worked so hard to make a name for them selves in town and have managed to hold onto their small piece of the world through the good times as well as the bad times.

One of my favorite shops is all about crafts with various twines and paper goods along with packaging and other interesting  baking tools and goods that today’s bakers can just go wild using on their baked goods! I have never been considered a good baker, but I’m not necessarily known for being the best either. I used to have a blast in the kitchen when my daughter was much younger and she actually wanted to spend time with me in the kitchen. Those days are long gone!

My all time favorite was to make and bake various types of Christmas cookies with her to give out to friends, neighbors, co workers and family members. We would even send a batch to school for her to give to her teacher as a holiday gift. We would use the recipe that my grandfather used from back in the day when he still lived in London as a boy. I have made sure that this recipe will never get lost and that it will forever be considered Grand Dad’s Special Christmas Cookies!

Bought a Turkey Now What?

I’m not a great cook but I succumbed to intense peer pressure and bought a turkey at Publix today. I will cook a Thanksgiving dinner, with this turkey and all the traditional side dishes and even some desserts. I hope I can find some help with cooking instructions for this turkey on the internet. I wonder if Martha Stewart can cook a simple turkey or does it have to be all dressed up special with paper thingies on its legs? I’ll see if Martha can help.

Recording Hardware

I’ve been encouraged by my sister-in-law to look into the mac recording hardware that she sent a link to at musician’s friend that is on the market these days. We are desperate to find the perfect gift for my niece for her high school graduation gift for this up and coming big event that the whole family is looking forward to in May 2017.

Since they live so far away from me I really don’t know him very well and was really struggling to find something that he would really appreciate and enjoy from me. Luckily my sister-in-law sent me the perfect link to where I could find this product online since I have no clue when it comes to audio interface and that all technical stuff available today.
Once again, thank goodness for the Internet it certainly helped save my butt this time around. I will have this in the bag in plenty of time. Now I need to start focusing more on Christmas!

Fender Super Champ Guitar Amp

A very good friend of mine is an inspiring musician and had begun traveling around the US to inspire others with his beautiful music. He recently was given an Eastwood H44 Airline guitar by his Mother last Christmas and is playing it every time I talk or see him. He had brought to one of our mutual friends attention that he is having a financial crisis due to being laid off by his last job a few months back.

Being me I always want to bring a big smile on someones face when they are having hard times, so I thought Id do some investigating on exactly what more he needs to start his musician career besides his new guitar. I had found out from his sister that he has been searching around for a new amp to connect his guitar to, because apparently the one he had was in bad condition and didn’t work half the time, like it was supposed to. I took a few days to search around for one, and came across the best fender super champ xd that was within my budget at Guitar Center.

Super Champ

Fender Super Champ XD Guitar Combo Amp Blonde

I ordered it immediately, and my oh my – my friend was so surprised and so overwhelmed that he got an amp for his guitar. He had mentioned that he wanted this exact amp for quit some time now, just had a hard time gathering money up for it since he has no income. After some time of practicing more and more, he had what it took to become a Rockstar and started a band of his own. Today he is in LA, performing and inspiring many. I couldn’t be happier for him, and he constantly says he couldn’t have done it without the help of his Mother and I.

Ouch

My sister called me today really bent out of shape because of the letter that she received from the I.R.S. informing her of the mistake that she made when she filed her taxes two years ago. A mistake to the tune of $3,000, ouch! I’m not sure how she is going to handle this, but if the whole family has to pitch in to make sure that this is taken care of, then so be it. That’s what family is all about, or at least it is supposed to, guess we will find out here real soon like.