This big girl had her first official guitar lesson this morning, at the University of New Mexico. We've had both children involved in music programs there for several years. The LB takes his guitar lessons there too. They are lucky to have instruction at home too; the Bear plays the guitar himself and he helps them with what they learn in class. Miss GB has been waiting for her chance, learning a little bit here and there on her brother's three-quarter-size guitar, which is too large for her. A couple of weeks ago, she got her very own half-size guitar and she has hardly put it down. It's almost comical to see her with it, because it's nearly as big as she is, especially when she wears it in its case on her back. She thinks she looks like a beetle. I think she looks like a very determined little girl and I'm proud of her. I think she'll be great - my talented, tenacious little bug. Soon our guitarist duo will be a trio.
I've been so busy these past few days that I've barely had a chance to sit down! Whew. I love being back in the routine and having places to go and things to do, but it takes some getting used to when you go from virtually nothing going on to virtually everything all at once! I really do thrive on it, though. I feel energized when I'm busy. I love this time of year, too; the changes all start happening at once. We've had some chilly mornings already, even though the afternoons are still baking-hot most days. But there are tinges of yellow in some of the trees, the berries are reddening on the bushes and the chrysanthemums have tiny buds! The chile roasters are back. Soon it will be scarf weather, my favorite of all. This week, I bought a new cardigan/jacket to wear in the in-between season coming up, before I need a real coat. It's still August, but I hear autumn knocking softly on my front door.
Have a good weekend, my friends. Not too much planned for us, I think we need a little downtime. But there's an at-home soup-and-salad date tonight, yay! We've been watching Parks & Recreation on Netflix lately. This show is hilarious! How did I miss it when it was still on TV? I have a new bag of library books too, plus there's my scarf to work on. I see a fair amount of lounging in my future. And cheesecake! Yes. I froze the Bear's leftover cheesecake after we celebrated last weekend, because he was going to Florida for work and I knew I'd eat it all while he was gone, so I put it in the freezer until he came back. Now it seems like bonus cheesecake.
PS - the GB's silver flower shoes (in this post) are from Target.