Friday, February 29, 2008
so, yesterday i had my "first" guitar lesson again it's been a couple years since i played so i'm startin' over with a new instructor and i like him already he gave me a little tune to play as a warm up introduced me to some new notes and started me on the same book i used the last time i'll see him biweekly which will allow me to practice more and build some confidence my fingers must get broken in and calloused but it'll all be worth it i'm excited he told me to only practice 20mins a day til my fingers are no longer sensitive knowing me, i'll do more than that....anyways, i chatted with my oldest niece on myspace last nite i saw her for the first time in over 20yrs last Christmas we had a great talk including about her mother, the reason i stayed away so long from them anyhow, she's doing good as well as her new daughter, Rylei (above pic) she looks like her dad anyways, it'll be great to keep in touch with her now i'll have to get back and see the family more often, but goodness i also have other places to go need to win that damn lottery..lol....next weekend i'm headed back up to Tent Rocks was there a couple years ago taking the hike group up this time will take sum more pics again if i can think i'll do b&w this time the only hinderance that may come into effect is Madison, Marsha's grandbaby IF they go, i told Marsha i'd help her with Madison she's a handfull ...nothin' much else happening...o yes, i get my motorcycle out of the shop next week it's in for a major tune-up at a major cost because they ran into problems one of the spark plugs broke inside the head my guess it's probably an original plug since the bike was made o well, it'll be in great running shape after this i may just ride it to Ft Worth, TX in June for my nephew Kaleb's birthday i'm ready for sum ridin'! ....well, that's all folks!
Monday, February 25, 2008
my road trip has been postponed i was planning on going to Chaco Canyon and another place near there this weekend but due to the weather i cancelled it i want to go when it's warm and sunshine preferrably so instead of the road trip, i did two movies yesterday i saw Fool's Gold at the theater with Matthew McCaughney(sp?) and Kate Hudson it was a FUN movie lots of laughs...then last nite i rented The Bourne Ultimatum another action packed movie that was enjoyable i also rented Ghandi which i'll watch a little later today thought it'd help with the book i'm reading The Ghandi Reader haven't known much about him except he was a great spiritual leader i'm enjoying the book i love some of the things he has said already look forward to the movie anyways, i'm feelin' better today since having a rough weekend with the 501 Blues this weekend just wish the sunshine was out it's another gray overcast day-yuk! but Life goes on....
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
my son called he's doin' good hadn't heard from him in awhile he's sharin' a phone nowadays with his girl-future wife he's goin' to give up his mercedes he bought himself and get the truck he wants she's goin' to get her truck as well they're tryin' to make a baby they have a girl's name already=Glenna Brooke Glenna is Kyle's mother who gave birth to him if i didn't mention she's been missing for a decade now hearing him name his baby girl after her is great this means he's done some healing regarding her hopefully my talk with him when he first got here about her did some good something or somebody did anyways i'm happy to hear it anyways, he's also headed back to Iraq in November this time 12-15months but that's where he wants to go once he's back, they'll try to get stationed in San Antonio, TX or go to Germany whatever works for them is fine by me as long as they're happy is all that matters i'll be protecting them both from the family if i need to not all the family, if any but his girl is african american which doesn't matter to me it's my father's reaction i'm concerned about but he doesn't have much to do with his grandfather anyways, so maybe nothing will come of it God bless them both and may Kyle make it home from Iraq safely again goodness, i'm very proud of him but it isn't easy sometimes for me while he's a soldier I love him......
p.s. thanks j-land for allowing me to touch on issues at times they're ever so present at times with me especially when it comes to my family...
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
ahhhh, alas it is friday 3days off and no worries in hand this morn i dreamed of an old friend i haven't seen in 25yrs or so so i got up and called her she lives in Seattle WA we chit chatted a moment and said good-bye she's still being domestic Goddess while her wife works they've been together longer than i've seen her but anyways, after the call i sat and asked, has she really changed thru the years in conversation it seems not but somehow i think Life must shape us and grow in sum small way at least but some friends i think haven't changed much staying in the same circles throughout their lives maybe the truer reflection is i have changed MUCH since long ago i've noticed how i've weaved in and out between passive and aggressive humility, love and hate how my horizons have expanded even in staying in one place these past 20yrs it has been my mind that has been reshaped thru the illness, through my books, through my new friends at church in my younger days i thought seeing the world was the way to new horizons well now i know, it is through many things but especially through one's thoughts and how we perceive, react, engage, and learn from our moments of Now no matter we stay in one place or adventure thru travel i recognize this not only with my chat with Val but also with an ex-girlfriennd of mine whom i recently had coffee with we were together over 15yrs ago, and she still seems so simple just as way back when there is beauty in the simple, a great reminder to enjoy life simply yet , i hunger for more i always have and i can't imagine ever being full i am grateful for my path no matter how treacherous it has been at times i know i can endure anything that comes my way the future holds more paths to journey while i treasure the moment which i live in Now....
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
this morn i reflect, contemplate the ongoings on church there is a little turmoil at the moment but we will evolve and grow from it after my thoughts i picked up The Tao and read the next verse for the day it spoke truly what i needed today here it is:
The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It flows to low places loathed by all men,
Therefore, it is like the Tao.
Live in accordance with the nature of things,
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart,
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
Stand by your word.
Govern with equity.
Be timely in choosing the right moment.
One who lives in accordance with nature
does not go against the way of things.
He moves in harmony with the present moment,
always knowing the truth of just what to do.
Monday, February 4, 2008
congrats to the Giants! Yeah! i rooted for the underdog and i kept telling everyone they could beat the Pats, but no one listened so few gave credit to NY i'm happy they pulled it off congrats to Eli as well for MVP he definitely earned so now maybe the critics will chill out on him who would have thought that Eli would follow his big brother Peyton immediately the following year to the Super Bowl with honors and i thought the Giants played a better game than the Pats so the true Champs are crowned..i spent the evening at Marsha's with her daughter and Madison (they moved back in with her recently) after the game we watched the movie 3:10 to Yuma great flick to top a great day off i started the day finally doing some cleaning when i get the blues i let it go i can see my living room and kitchen again i also realized yesterday that i need another bed of sorts in here...i've been thinking of renting a house for a 3d bedroom...well i thought at first that another couch with a hide-a-bed would work but last nite as i was laying down to sleep, it dawned on me that i don't need another couch i can just move my desk into the living room and get a bed for this 2d room well so happens Marsha has a day bed she needs to store and i'll borrow it saves her storage rental costs while serving my needs this way i don't have to go out and buy another bed right away it was a good day yesterday....on saturday Marsha & i saw the movie Michael Clayton another great flick it's been a great 3day weekend need more of those Life is Good, a bowl of strawberries!