I don’t like to think I’m “out of touch” but when Carl told me that he needed to buy some new strings for his 7 string guitars I thought he was joking! I laughed at thim and told him that this wasn’t April Fool’s Day! I felt rather foolish when he showed me one of his seven string guitars! I wonder if there are any popular bands that I’ve listened to where some of the musicians play a seven string guitar!
Jayce and I had a great day all day yesterday. First we went to his brothers for a cookout. His brother and sister-in-law are both really good cooks. His brother grilled the meat and some of the veggies and his wife made potato salad and the desert. It was all absolutely delicious. I ate way too much too.
Well then it was off to watch the fireworks. His brother and his family came along and there’s nothing like seeing the look in a child’s eyes as they watch fireworks. What truly amazed me was that their father made sure to tell them what we were celebrating and why. He’s a really great Dad. He didn’t want the kids to think that all the 4th of July was about was cooking out and fireworks. I thought that was just too wonderful of him.
Even though the economy seems to be improving, and the unemployment statistics show that the unemployment rate is down, the hard, sad truth is that people are still struggling to make ends meet. I often long for the days when a family of four could survive with only one parent having to be the breadwinner! Nowadays both parents have to work in order for the family to survive. In these hard economic times, many families cannot survive the stress and the divorce rate often increases. This makes life even more difficult for families to be able to pay their bills and live in a decent house!
So many families have found that their credit rating is suffering. They’ve had to run up their credit cards just to pay their utility bills, pay their rent or mortgage, or to pay medical bills. Even with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, many families cannot afford their co-pays because their wages have not kept up with the cost of living! This type of situation has created a lot of businesses like the Key Credit Repair business. These businesses try to help families deal with their damaged credit ratings. Until the cost of living goes down this is going to be a continuing problem. I’d like to see the country’s large corporations reduce their executive compensation packages and pass that savings on to the consumers. I think that would help a lot!
Life can really be hard at times like I have discussed with you. Well I have found a wonderful web based TV type program that will help to transform your life. No it’s not some guru standing up there teaching you to meditate but it is full of helpful programs.
I’m all for anything that helps me to find my center and that is what they site is all about. It helps you to pay attention to your life and learn how to really live it.I like it a lot!
I can remember the first time I heard my father play a trumpet. It was a complete surprise to me because I had no idea he had ever played one before! He was an accomplished pianist, percussionist, guitar and bass player – what more could he do? So it was such a surprise when he took his trumpet out of the case and played “taps” at home. I can still remember how excited my sisters and I were to hear him play the trumpet with a sound dampener on it to make it sound different! We were very young, and had never seen anyone use one before. I gained a lot of respect for my father that day, realizing that he was a lot more talented than I had realized!