Life’s been so busy lately. What’s today, Friday? I can only remember back to Wednesday. Rick and I went to see a James Taylor concert Wednesday evening. I remember being 12 years old and staring with deep love into the eyes of Mr. Taylor on his Sweet Baby James album. So beautiful . . . . Now he’s . . . well, he’s aged a bit, but haven’t we all???? He’s still a wonderful singer. He sounds exactly the same as he always did. We really enjoyed the concert. He really rocks it up. I loved Steamroller and he did a great cover of On Broadway. And I’ve been humming Shower the People ever since. So it was a nice trip down memory lane.
However, yesterday I awoke with a killer migraine. Whoa, it wiped me out the whole day practically. Haven’t had one that bad in a while. Must have been my high-living the night before!
Also Wednesday night Josh started his Jr. High Workcamp at church. Hannah is leading a crew. I think Josh is enjoying it. Yesterday, Thursday he said they went to a food pantry and packed rice. I don’t know what other events they did. He did mention they went to Mass. Anyway, he seems to be having a good time. He’s there again today and also tomorrow. He’s been reading up a storm. He read his three new Tin Tin books and then both Alfred Hitchcock short story books. This morning he told me he really wants to read Fahrenheit 451 next. I think Will got him psyched about it.
Will found a drummer for his band he wants to form. We hauled this guy’s drum set over to our garage and he and Will jammed for hours. Our next door neighbor came over to listen. Fortunately, she likes Rock and Roll and thought the whole thing was really cool! Anyway, this guy, Jose, can really play! He’s great. I think he’s a rising high school junior. I asked him if he took drum lessons but he said no but his dad’s from the Dominican Republic and plays the bongos and stuff, so he kind of grew up around rhythm. Then a teacher at his high school gave him his (the teacher’s) dad’s old drum set and he just fooled around on it. The kid is a natural, I’m tellin’ ya! Then last night Will’s friend Johnny came over. They’ve been friends since second grade. Johnny’s decided he’ll learn bass. He was already the designated singer. He’s got a real voice. He sings solos at church and can be in musicals because he actually has a good voice. Will can sing rock n roll. I mean if Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty can sing rock n roll, so can Will. . . so personally I think they should switch off the singing, bass playing and guitar playing. Will just picked up his bass for his birthday and starting playing. He just knew how to do it. Anyway, I think we have three really talented kids and I think they’ll make a splendid trio. They sure are having blast with this band thing.
This morning, since my usual bluebird monitoring partner, Josh, was off at workcamp, I coerced Becky and Sean into going with me. It is an absolutely glorious day today weather-wise and I don’t have a migraine, which means it is even more glorious. Those two sure do bicker though. I don’t know to disengage them and it rankles me to no end. But we saw some lovely things, dragon flies, a beautiful unusual butterfly (gotta look it up), another 5 lined skink, two northern water snakes, some folks out horseback riding AND we found 5 eggs one of the 10 bluebird boxes we are monitoring.
Now I’m getting ready to take Will to get his haircut. Gotta drag Sean and Becky along as there are no older ones here to watch them. Sean will resent that because he is currently going through a very intense Super Smashback Bros phase and here I dragged him out with me to the nature park against his will and now I’m dragging him out again . . . .
And on a final note, my dear mother in law is really suffering. Rick has been going to Baltimore nearly every day to be with her. We are praying and thinking of her constantly through all our busy-ness. But she is a tough lady and rails, rails against the dying of the light.