Thursday, April 3, 2014

9 o'clock on a Saturday.....

I find that watching You Tube videos when I'm on the treadmill at work has helped the time go by more quickly, and it's also reacquainted me with one of my favourite performers of all time: Garth Brooks.

In an effort to distract myself from my aching back, I stumbled upon this appearance of his on The Ellen DeGeneres Show from late last year. Say what you will about Garth Brooks, but there's no denying that he's a true entertainer with a terrific voice.

 
 
How cool is that acoustic cover of Billy Joel's Piano Man?? I think it's imperative that my husband learn to play this song and then lead our daughter in a nightly sing-a-long so that she, too, can have this sort of appreciation for the greats.
 
(Stevie, are you reading this? I need you to get on this. Stat.)
 
(No pressure.)
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Confident and crafty

I remember seeing photos of one of my little cousins (who is now in her early-20s) attending a workshop at Home Depot when she was just a kid. In the photos, she was smiling proudly with a hammer in her tiny hands, posing over a partially-constructed bird house.
 
At the time I thought it was so terrific that her mom encouraged this sort of activity and made an effort to attend these workshops with her. I mean, what a confidence-builder for a tiny person to get to experience an event such as that!
 
 
I noticed online the other day that our local Home Depot is offering a free Build a Birdbath workshop next weekend, so of course my inclination was to immediately sign up for it. Just a couple of problems, though:
 
1. It's being offered at the same time as my daughter's music class.
 
2. The minimum age to attend is four..... and my daughter's still a few months away from that milestone.
 
Doh.
 
But apparently these workshops are offered about once a month, so hopefully another suitable one will come up soon during a time when we're actually able to attend.
 
And here's hoping my daughter is just as excited about it as I am!