Tuesday, August 18, 2009

10, is the Magic Number

1. Pictures from Kellie's birthday dinner at my parents last night. Here's a shot of the birthday girl contemplating turning 29:

The one where she almost catches her earrings on fire trying to blow out 29 candles (check out Toni's reaction in the background):

Laughing at the birthday girl's stories:

Dinner was delicious. Homemade guacamole and pico de gallo for appetizers, salmon tacos with mango salsa, grilled corn and black bean relish and peanut butter pie (Kellie's request) for dessert. Yum!

Oh and sangria, which was amazing:

2. This story from This American Life about the Harlem's Children Zone. Well worth listening to if you are an early childhood advocate or parent.

3. Pulled this out again this weekend and played with it a bit this morning.

4. School year work schedule is in full swing effective today. So long shortened summer hours and easier days.

5. Looking forward to rest, relaxation and cooler temperatures here in the near future.

6. Still on my reading kick. I'm about 2/3 of the way through this book and wondering which book I should read next.

7. Discovered a lovely little split in the wood of my "backup" guitar (that I have been using for well over a year now) during a session today. My nice guitar has 2 items that need to be repaired and has already undergone a pretty extensive rebuild do to damage...thinking I might have to bite the bullet and get a new one soon. With the amount of "love" my guitar receives from little fingers (and toes and mouthes...) I'm surprised I haven't had to buy a new one sooner.

8. Have spent a small fortune on continuing education classes and conferences over the past few days. The good news is that I will be earning tons of hours between two September events and the AMTA conference in November.

9. Looking forward to a little belated birthday art and cupcake celebration with a few of my favorite crafty girlies on Friday.

10. Loving this:

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.


Nicole August 19, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

Happy Birthday, Kelly!! Such a beautiful girl =)

I'm sorry about your guitar. I know a fella who loooooooves to talk about guitars and would be happy to help you shop around if you need it. Plus, you two can geek out on Bobby McFerrin together.

Good luck with the new schedule!

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties August 19, 2009 at 3:34 PM  

Should I add,
"Don't worry be happy" about the guitar situation, the new routine, and all of that :).

Love your lists! Such a great peek at life ... I should make more, at least then I'd be blogging, LOL!

rachaelwood August 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

Supper looks fabulous, I am very jealous! Looks like you are keeping plenty busy!

Leigh Penner August 20, 2009 at 8:31 AM  

That meal looked fabulous! I need to learn how to make homemade guacamole.
Your future vacation spot looks amazing, too and I loved that Bobby McFerrin video!

Danielle Calhoun August 21, 2009 at 8:13 AM  

love reading your Tuesday 10! yummy pictures, too!

Unknown August 21, 2009 at 1:01 PM  

Love reading your lists!! Fun-
Your vacation spot looks amazing! Have a great time

Ally August 23, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

Ok - did you watch the rest of those videos? I find it absolutely fascinating what that Dr. Larry dude said about how the ENTIRE brain structure works in response to music. What a great fundamental statement to support the importance of music as a viable and critical therapeutic activity!

Silvitanova August 26, 2009 at 3:47 AM  

I missed reading your blog! (I have a good excuse). Thank you for reminding me to download some new This Amercan life episodes! That is my favorite podcast ever!

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