Just have time for a quick update. Need to be up at 5:45 tomorrow. I am working at NAMM for the first time EVER! NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants, and each year they hold a 3 day event in the Anaheim Convention Center just 15 minutes away, but it is invite only for most of it. It is like Christmastown USA for musicians as ALL the major and minor music companies set up their booths and show off their latest everything. I will do well to leave my credit card in my car! LOL.
Anyway, one of my clients and mentors, Christine Stevens, is leading a drum circle there and participating in a panel discussion on the recreational music making movement in the U.S. and I will be managing time and shooting photography for her. We set up at 7:30. Woof. I am NOT a morning person!
Everyone is over the pukes here in CASA Ringgold. THAT is a good thing.
Ali is just about the cutest thing on two legs. Her vocabulary, inflections, timing, and overall conversational skills seem to be just exploding again. All you parents out there know what I mean when I say how much it blows my little mind watching her blossom right in front of me on a daily / weekly basis! She is really trying to attach to Lucy, our grumpy old chihuahua, and we literally hijack Lucy and stick her in Ali's loft every night. It's warm, soft, and there is plenty of room so she is only marginally more grumpy about the whole thing. It has helped TREMENDOUSLY having Lucy in the room with her at night. Ali really misses having Bella in there with her, so Lucy is pulling surrogate roommate duty.
Alright. Hey! If you haven't commented lately, drop a line and say hi! Just let us know you're out there. I have to admit that knowing 1,000 people read the blog and 4 people comment feels a little weird. Time to de-lurk! I'm still learning about being a blogger. What would you like to hear more about? I bet there's an article out there, "8 Ways to make your blog readers comment more..." LOL. Alright, alright, I'm just messing with you all. Back east, that's a sign of affection. A guy from New Jersey and I were just laughing about how much we have to dial back our normal wise-alec tendencies living in southern Cali... different culture from the northeast. When you mess with someone, it's a sign of affection... it means they actually mean enough for you to even talk to them! LOL.
Alright, really, I'll stop. Big smiles, hugs, and a warm heart to all of you out there!