Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, February 29, 2016

Wonderful Sunday and Grandma Forgot....

The weather was beautiful
my youngest daughter and 2 youngest grandchildren made a visit.
They always lift my spirit.

My youngest
is musically talented
and her new choice of instrument
is the Bassoon

Not familar with this instrument
and I like hearing her play the guitar and piano
but she is excelling with this in the school band....

so sorry
that grandma has been so out of it
and nothing normal for months
she realized
that her new year calendar
has not been updated
and this one
forgot her oldest granddaughter's birthday
which was yesterday

forgive me


Rebecca said...

What an unusual instrument...I do like its doleful sound.
I'm thinking it takes a lot of wind to manage it well.
You are not the first (and will not be the last) grandmother to forget...
I happen to know :)

lil red hen said...

This is one we don't see every day and I'm not familiar with its sound. It looks like it would be heavy. My granddaughter plays the flute in the high school band.

Your new header picture makes us wish for spring.

Judy said...

I love your new header.
Is that a picture of "now"?
I love the sound of the Bassoon.
Any thin/slim reed instrument like the Oboe or Bassoon are difficult to play.

Luan said...

I played the bassoon when I was in high school band at Davis High School in Houston, Texas back in the 1950s. I played cymbals in the marching band season and the bassoon in the winter months, concert season. It makes the lowest sounds in the orchestra. It was quite expensive so the school owned the instrument and I only had to buy the reeds. My parents also paid for me to take lessons from the man that played bassoon in the Houston Symphony at that time. So I am quite familiar with the instrument, though I probably could not make much of a noise on it now over six decades later.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Thank you for the comments on the Baasoon.
Luann, so interesting...
Amelia was the only student
able to us this instrument
and she likes it :)

Sallysmom said...

Love your woods. Would love to walk there.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

New image on header
taken last Spring...

Marcie said...

The spring woods in the banner are kind of a teaser, aren't they?! I'm getting eager for spring, but it looks like a snow globe outside my window, with big fat flakes falling on already snow covered ground. Be well, Ernestine!

Found In Folsom said...

It's been a long time I stopped by at this space. Hope you are doing well by the grace of god. The display picture of Spring is really brightening. :)

joared said...

Really like the header photo -- feel like walking through there.

Delightful picture of your granddaughter and her latest instrument. I wish my children had stayed in band when they were in school and I suspect as adult parents now they may well think the same.

I've sent "late" BD cards on occasion and/or posted a brief last minute email BD wish. I think eventually remembering is what counts in the end.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

joared, thank you..
grandma did contact
and grandson..

Wisewebwoman said...

You've had a lot on your mind, and it's hard to fill out dates when medical stuff consumes.

I'm sure it will be all the sweeter when the card arrives for her :)

Love the bassoon, what a great sound.


PatK said...

How beautiful your spring woodland is. It lifts my spirits just to look at your lovely image. What a joy to look out of the window and see that renewal of life.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

She LOVES her bassoon! :) So glad we got to visit.