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Quiet Thanksgiving

This year we have to stay close to home instead of getting together with the whole family for a big meal. There’s a bit of a tiff underway and I want to part of it. So we are staying home and I’m cooking a small turkey for just us. I think I’ll do sweet potatoes and a couple of side dishes that are my long time favorites, like corn pudding and turnip greens with relish.

Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving – no matter where you are when you sit down to eat. And be sure to kiss and thank the cook!

Native Instruments

Since I seem to come from such a musical family (I was left out of that whole loop) I will be spending a good amount of time this holiday season online looking at various musical equipment, instruments and all the wonderful accessories that are available these days.  Not only have I been looking at all these goodies but I’ve place several orders and am anxious for them all to arrive safe, and sound..

One of the better sites that I’ve spent a good amount of time and money at has some pretty terrific Native Instruments that I know my kid brother would just love to get his hands on. I’ve all ready purchased a birthday gift for him, several months back actually, so I have sent him the link to the site on Facebook.

Funny how we really don’t talk face to face much these past couple of years, it’s come down to using texts, Instant Messaging, email or Face Book. The only time I really see him is the few times a year that the family tries to gather for Thanksgiving and Christmas. He just isn’t the type of person that is comfortable around family, he’s pretty much a loner, but we still love him and won’t stop trying to reel him in any time soon.

Old Friends and Good Music

My best friend whom I went to elementary, middle and high school with flew down to stay with me for a month and I couldn’t of had a better time with her. When in high school we learned how to play the keyboard together, and it ended up being one of our favorite things to do together after school when we went over to each others houses.

When her flight landed she had called me to tell me she landed and was ready for me to pick her up, so I quickly gathered all my things I needed for the ride and left in a hurry because it had been years since I had seen my best friend and spent actual time with her without all of our other friends around or with us. When I got there she had her old key board she used to play when we played together back in the day. Later that night when we settled in, she took out her keyboard and asked if I had my old one I used to play and I took out my new one I had purchased about a year ago.

My old keyboard broke after my move into my house after college, so I searched online for a new one and came across a full piano keyboard and found the perfect replacement for a great deal. She thought it would be cool if she got one as well, so I ordered one at musicians friends online and when it came to my doorstep she was thankfully still visiting and we both got to play together like old times with our updated keyboards.

Try White Vinegar Instead

My sister just told me that I could be using white distilled vinegar instead of liquid fabric softener in my washing machine that works just as well as any fabric softener around. I thought she had fallen off of her rocker at first but then I decided to go ahead and give it a try and lo and behold she was right. Now how cool is that? It is much cheaper and is better for the machine!

A Trumpet Case As A Birthday Gift From WWBW

This particular trumpet case at wwbw that I have finally decided on looks like a good quality product at a good price, just in time for me to order for my oldest son’s birthday,  that has just crept up on me this year. At WWBW they don’t charge any shipping fees on the majority of orders and I’ve had good luck with them in the past so I hope that they pull through for me again this time around.

They have such a great variety of trumpet case that have a wide variety of price points to please just about any type of budget that a customer could ask for. They also offer special discounts of educators which I think is the cherry on top for this company! I guess this is one good reason that they have been around and in business for well over 35 years.

As my kids grew older it seems to get harder to find and be able to afford presents that they will actually appreciate and use. This case has been on his wish list since before Christmas. I’m glad that I remembered just in time.