Sunday, November 22, 2009

No Life

Mystery Google and mylifeisaverage.com can be a little bit too addicting. That's all.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What happened to Thanksgiving?!?

What happened to Thanksgiving?!? Every store I go to has Christmas decorations and trees...someone in my complex has Christmas lights up already, there were Christmas lights up at Little America, Christmas commercials on TV, etc. Did I miss Thanksgiving and not realize it? For heavens sake!!! It's not Christmas yet!

ps...there are new posts on my MK and photo blogs too if you're interested (emilysmarykay.blogspot.com and emilyshobby.blogspot.com). That's all. :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thoughts?

So does anybody have any good ideas about finding Christmas gigs? Some friends and I usually get a decent smattering but we would like a good chunk this year. Any thoughts? We thought about advertising but don't really know how. But if anyone has brilliant ideas, I would love to hear them. Thanks!

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Blogs

So I was a little bored last night and decided to create some new blogs. I now have a blog specifically for Mary Kay (so those of you who don't care, don't have to read about it). The address is emilysmarykay.blogspot.com.
Secondly, I created a blog specifically for my photos. Why not feed the photography habit? :) That address is emilyshobby.blogspot.com.
That's it. Thanks!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall

Happy and I went to Sugarhouse park today. Sadly, Happy had some crazy reactions to some of the other dogs (which is wierd for him) so he had to wait in the car. But, I thought I would share one of my favorites...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Playing again!

So I've been feeling like I can't play the piano anymore...lately. And yes, I know I can play the piano. But, it had been a long time since I had played solo piano music and played it well. I left Italy and Falstaff ready to play anything and everything...then I let it drop a little. And when I came back to it, it felt like I couldn't play anymore. No matter what I did, it didn't feel good and it sounded worse. And I will admit, my attitude didn't help much. Anyway, I finally picked up a short project...something that I could learn in a couple weeks and enjoy. I started a couple Chopin Nocturnes, re-working one and starting a completely new one. I'm forcing myself to play for people and to start memorizing again--that's the other half of the "I can't play the piano" syndrome is I'm scared to play for people again.

There is a point to this post...I promise. The point is, I played one of the Noctures for Jeffrey today...and it went pretty well. It felt really good to play the piano again and to play well. Playing is such a release for me. Some people play basketball, some people golf, I like to lock myself in a room with a good piano. And feeling like I had lost the joy of playing was awful. It felt really good to play today...and to play for someone...and to enjoy it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gratitude

I was sitting in church today and one of the people who spoke--during one of the ten second bits I was paying attention--said something that caught my attention. She had been having some problems in her life and realized that she had been focusing on everything she didn't have instead of the things she did. I know it's simple but, it made me realize that I have been whining too much. Always focusing on the things that aren't going exactly how I would like instead of the things that are wonderful in my life. So, I wanted to write a post about the things I am grateful for. If this post is already too syrupy, feel free to stop reading now. :)

1. I am grateful for my parents. They are always willing to help and support me in everything I do...and then some. When a stupid 17 yr old decided to total my car, they were there without complaint to help take care of the insurance and in the end, help me buy a new car. No matter what, they are always there.

2. I am grateful for friends. And, they still want to be my friend even when I am not the greatest friend in the world (yes, sometimes I suck at keeping in touch with people).

3. I am grateful for people that make me feel loved.

4. I am grateful for the cutest puppy on the planet (who was very cute as Peter Pan).


5. I am grateful for a home that is dry and warm and perfect for me.

6. I am grateful that I have food in my fridge.

7. I am grateful that I love my job and that I get to make music every day.

8. I am grateful the car saga is over with!

9. I am grateful that so far I have been able to pay my bills and rent every month.

10. I am grateful that when the stupid 17 yr. old decided to text and drive at the same time, that everyone walked away unharmed...and that Happy wasn't in the car.

OK...I'm done for now. But I felt like I needed to be grateful for what I have because there are so many that have less than I. My life is very blessed. If you made it this far, thanks for reading!