Buying instruments online

As it draws closer to Christmas, I have started to realize that I had better get my rear and gear and order that amp from Musicians friend before it is too late. I don’t normally procrastinate, but this year has been more hectic than usual and I am falling behind in my “getting ready for the Holidays” chores. I am loathe to resort to gift cards, but I may just end up doing exactly that if things don’t start to fall into place better!

Pearl Harbor Day

Remember Pearl Harbor

Remember Pearl Harbor

My father was a veteran of World War II, and he was in the Navy, stationed in Hawaii, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He ended up dying in 1980, of a cancer called multiple myeloma. I always suspected it was caused by toxins he was exposed to during the war, but nobody in my family tried to prove it and claim any compensation for the loss of his life. I think of him often, but especially during Pearl Harbor Day. He never talked much about his days in the service. I understand that is fairly common with veterans.

Pro Tools 11

Shawn sent me the link to the Pro Tools 11 software that he wants to get for Christmas. Apparently this software is available at a discount for students, and this is something he has been wanting ever since he heard about it. I went online to look at it, and I felt that it was still beyond my budget, but I am going to reach out to Jerry and see if he is willing to split the cost with me so Shawn can get it. I hope he says he will split the cost with me!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving. It has been really calm and peaceful and I have a whole lot to be thankful for. I cooked lots of food for two days and made an awesome Thanksgiving feast for just my own little family – my husband and the three kids that are still at home. The other kids and the grandkids made other plans after all.

They raved about my turkey, which actually I take great pride in knowing how to cook the “Big Bird” exactly right. I have been told that it looks like cutting into a turkey on a TV commercial. It does too, which I am proud of. ;) No fancy Thanksgiving pictures inserted here at this hour, though! I’m so tired, I’d no doubt put in a July 4th pic. But I hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving as I had.

Colognes and Perfumes

L'Aramarine Vanilla Eau de Toilette spray bottle

L’Aramarine Vanilla Eau de Toilette spray bottle

For some reason my favorite cologne fragrance tends to have an undertone of vanilla. I’ve read that men are attracted to that scent, as well. Maybe it reminds them of their mothers baking sugar cookies during their childhood! I like to experiment with different brands of cologne that have vanilla in them. Earlier today I saw that there is a l’aromarine Vanille Eau de Toilette spray in a cute retro-design container that I think I’d like to try the next time I am in the market for a new cologne. I wonder how long the fragrance would last – I had read that “Toilette” scents don’t last as long as cologne, and that cologne does not last as long as perfume. I guess I’ll have to buy a bottle to find out for myself!