Friday, January 16, 2009

The kids are stuck at home with me today because of the power failure. So I am making the best of it (even if I had to miss my Friday hockey game!) So...we started out with some outdoor shinny. It really isn't as cold out as the radio would have you believe. (although we are fortunate to have a warm house with electricity etc. to come into when we are done) It is certainly an urban thing to get all upside down about a little snow or low temperatures. (Yes, of course it is an emergency for those who live on the street...also the power failure makes things a little critical)

I will post the new photos later (yes, the blue sky makes all the difference) We had a game of Clue (listened to the Chris Thile album I bought last night on itunes) and now I am heating up some leftovers for lunch (listening to Quinsin's latest CD)

Hope you are keeping warm wherever you are. Don't believe the hype; get out and play in the snow!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yes! We skated this morning on our rink at 720am before I took the kids to school. It was a dream come true for sure. Three of the biggest smiles you have ever seen.

It is hard to see the smiles as it was still dark out this morning.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Hi again,

tommorrow night, Tuesday January 13 I am playing banjo with Rob Clutton's band the Cluttertones at the Tranzac.

Check out the Cluttertones on Myspace!

This is good timing as I have been singing the praises as of late about a bit of clutter. Yes, I am glad that I am not a "neat-freak." It is amazing for example what you find when looking through piles of sheet music. (alas...a great old song I wrote that I would never have found had it been filed neatly under "C")

The Cluttertones have a new member (or special guest?) tommorrow in Saxophonist Brodie West.

The usual suspects of Ryan Driver, Lina Allemano and Anthony Michelli should be there too.

This is a PWYC event and we are going on around 1030pm. (note: Myk Freedman's Saint Dirt Elementary School are playing up until that time)

I am a little slow gettin' goin' this morning. I like to be at the banjo by 830am but I am still sipping coffee and reading the NY times online. I can clearly remember this similar feeling on Monday mornings before I had kids. I would be a bit slow getting to work on my music on Monday but it was probably because of too much partying on the weekend.

Today I feel a little slower than usual because of all the fun winter activity in the last couple days. I played hockey, I coached hockey, I was up late for three nights watering our new backyard rink and more. I guess the combination of the partying and the kids is what gets me as I get a older. I still think the same way so I try to squeeze in all the fun I can in a day; before during and after.

A perfect example is a bluegrass pickin session here yesterday. Sure, we needed a beer to keep our throats in good shape for singing but did we have to pull out the bottle of whisky? Unfortunately the combination of a few tastes and pickin some good tunes is amazing. Although I think the afternoon bevys was what kept me from getting out to water the rink one further time late last night.

My Mom always said to me that "you can't do everything" and I always told her I was going to try.

happy monday,

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