Wednesday, January 9, 2013

By Popular Demand

So, one of my New Year's resolutions was to learn how to play my ukulele, or at least learn how to play a song that people know. If I'm being honest, I can actually play two songs: Jambalaya and Little Liza Jane. They both use the same two chords (C and F) but the strumming pattern is different for each one so technically they are different. 

Last night I busted the ukulele out along with my Ukulele for Dummies ebook and decided to try and progress beyond the C and F chords I already play like a pro.

The next lesson was to learn how to play I'll Fly Away. I don't know this song, but I'm sure someone does so it falls into the catagory of a "song that people know". Bonus to this? I got to learn a new chord! 

And to make this all the more interesting (yeah, that's the word to best describe this), I video taped myself trying to play it. 
I wasn't sure I would share this with anyone outside of my husband and daughter (because they know the level of my oddness and love me despite it), but I had a group of weirdos friends on Facebook that wanted to witness this for themselves.

So this is for them. Just remember, you asked for it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

To Blog Or Not To Blog

It's a new year...time to start anew, to make a list of resolutions and be the super human you hope you can be!

That seems like a lot to expect out of a few resolututions, but we can all hope and dream, right?

As 2012 was coming to a close, I began to think about some of the things I'd like to try to accomplish this year. Some were pretty basic (exercise more) some not so much (really learn how to play more than two songs on the ukulele or at least one people know) but one I kept thinking about whether I wanted to return to blogging or not.

When I first started blogging way back in 2005 (or maybe it 2004...I'm too old to remember such things) it was still shiny and new and exciting. But, as with many things, the shine wore off and I became bored with it, too caught up in the mundane aspects of daily life to remember to sit down and write (I also joined Facebook around this time...coincidence? You be the judge). 

But I had been thinking lately about how much I missed it. Missed sharing my photos, my stories, my mundane life. And I thought to myself "Yeah. You know you want to start blogging again Jen. Just do it."

So here I am. Blogging and sharing a photo of my mundane morning of coffee in front of the computer.   Believe me, there's more where with this came from, lest you thought you'd be disappointed...

Here's to 2013 and keeping resolutions! freaked me out to write 2013. That just ain't right.