Why is it that after a week out of town in Ohio with family on a quasi vacation, I come back to a mountain of paperwork, a to-do list as long as my arm and more laundry than Martha Stewart could tackle in a month? Vacation seems to multiply everything so much more than when I'm home working away at the chores. How does that happen!
But I'm back... revitalized sort of... and loaded with news, so here goes--
We are in baby countdown mode! My sweet niece, Queen M, is due in just 38 days, give or take, with her little girl. As I've said before, this is the first bundle of joy from the "younger generation" in our family and we are all EXCITED.
Last weekend the Great Aunties-- all four of us, threw her a big baby shower bash that was so stinking fun! All girlie with guests from ages 1 to 85, the food was a mile long salad bar filled with every salad item you could think of and topped off with her favorite CAKE. Yum!
Look how cute she is. Right now, Queen M is literally half my age. Could someone please tell me how that happened!
My baby sister's second daughter Kel is graduating from school next week. Not just any school either! Kel is graduating from high school with honors, then the very next day she receives her Associates Degree in Science from the community college which means she starts at University in the fall as a Junior! She's on her way to being a physical therapist and has a great start on life. We are bursting with pride and love her so much.
Again I ask, when did all that happen? Just yesterday she looked like this....
When I returned to Los Angeles I had a much anticipated package waiting for me in my huge stack of mail. It was a music CD by the husband of my dear blog friend TechnoBabe. (You know her, right? If not, click HERE and stop by and say hi. She's an amazing writer.)
Techno's hubby, James, is a gifted musician who wrote and recorded ALL of the music on the CD himself. Let me tell you-- I am impressed! He is a very gifted artist and I thoroughly enjoy his music.
Having been in the advertising and entertainment business in my previous life, I tend to listen to music and think what it would work well with. Many, many options crossed my mind as I listened to James' music about 20 times so far. I will just say that track 4 would work amazingly well for a James Bond love scene-- and a really fabulously romantic one at that.
This CD was music for my ears for two big reasons. First because it's wonderful and well worth the addition to my music library (hint, hint). And second, because James is bipolar. I know a thing or two about bipolar disorder from loved ones. The work, focus and time it took to make this CD is a huge accomplishment-- especially when you read James' story. Please CLICK HERE to listen to his music and to show him some blog love.
At the moment the house smells like homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for Godson's school field trip to the park tomorrow-- which means some of that laundry I mentioned will have to wait a little longer. But I'll be around in the next few days to catch up on all my fave blogs. I've missed you guys.
What's music to your ears?
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