Davey, the Genius

Got a visit from two of my kids this past weekend.  It’s always good to see them.  Sunday morning I found my 22 year old engineering student son standing proudly over an old broken oscillating fan that, for quite some time, has made a horrific grinding noise when turned on.  The fan was now whirring…

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Flying Money

Had a bit of an eventful night at Willowcreek Grill on Saturday!   Remember how windy it was that night?  Well, in spite of the wind, many people chose to sit on the patio because the temperature was nice, and the music was, as usual, very lovely    Right at 8:30, I wrapped up the night…

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REAL camping

Some of my friends who have been reading my newsletters  have been mocking me lately.  They say that my camping trip with the girls from church did not qualify as “camping”.  Well, okay, truth is  there were cabins…  ….with electricity….with running water…with a refrigerator…with a stove.  BUT I did not stay in the cabin.  I actually pitched…

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Headlamps—aargh.

I’m back from church girls’ camp and  I have a tip for you guitar players out there: When you are playing your guitar around the camp fire and you can not see your songbook, do NOT strap one of those headlights on your forehead in order to see your song charts.  I had moths the size…

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Smoky Mtn. & Campfire sing-alongs

One show this week, then it’s off to Girls’ Camp in the mountains.  I am the fearless camp leader of thirteen teenage girls from church, and they will be looking to me for strength and fortitude in conquering the wilderness.  They may be sorely disappointed.  I’m afraid my only camping strength is singing around the fire.  I’m actually very good at…

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Bug guts

July 19, 2010: We had a great trip on Saturday to Sun Valley with Steve’s mom & sister. Then on Sunday we headed to Redfish Lake Lodge for the “Music from Stanley” show. So beautiful. I’m basically a city girl, but I really appreciate the beauty of nature, as long as I don’t have to…

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songwriting

July 12: At Smoky Mountain, Joel and I are going to run through our set list for Music from Stanley. So you will be hearing many of my originals, which I don’t play very often. I have gotten positive feedback from other songwriters, and have decided to set aside some insecurities, and share these songs…

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July 4 in San Diego

Went to a Padres game today, and they won in the ninth inning when Tony Gwynn hit a grounder over 2nd base with bases loaded. I actually payed attention for the whole game! Most of my time is usually spent people-watching, bathroom- visiting, and twizzler-eating. We’ve got the whole family together, and before the third…

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Adoring husbands

June 28, 2010: I had a great weekend! Friday I got to listen to some great “Jazz at the River” in Eagle. Wow, those cats can play! I wanna be a jazz musician when I grow up. On Saturday, I had a fun time playing at a wedding. The weather was beautiful. I got to…

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