So, today, after the work and breakfast were over, and after catching up on house keeping (which my host mom used to call “domestic goddess duties”), I kidnapped my children to race over to the clubhouse and play pool. We made fun in the day. It could have been a long, cumbersome day. I could have just plowed through and accomplished everything. No, that is not what we did. That is not my legacy to my children. My kids will know that I balanced work and play, with equal fervor, while loving God out loud the whole while. And so we make fun happen. So important. Remember the fun. 😄❤
We have the best band we have ever had now. No inflated egos, no negativity, no drama, no demands. We are having fun playing good music together. It is ideal. It is fun. And we are better than ever as a band because of it. Any gig you need entertainment for in Central Florida, Smooth Sentiment is the right band for oldies variety dance rock and roll music. (Shameless plug because we are that excited about it lol). But I am writing this just to show appreciation and thank God publicly for this new great band we have. It is appreciation blessing and a breath of fresh air. We have never been so excited to play music together. And I know that all good tuings come from God. Praise God!❤❤❤
The good: Our band family had a great family gig today at the mall’s food court. There was singing, dancing, congo lines, great stuff. And my kids could come to it and have a blast and participate. They knew all the songs and played Morocco and egg shakers. It was a blast and I killed those congo songs, just saying. Pays to have gone through a reggae phase. Lol
The bad: Missed my friend today a lot and band family no longer with us. I wish there was a way for me to turn that off but for now, I feel it hard and do the best I can with God’s help.
The ugly: Got a bit lost on the way home and ended up very tired through Winter Haven. Oy. Must to printout my own directions and not rely on following someone. Lol
But all in all, a tired but great day and gig. Glad to be home. Headed to the shower and then bed. Church tomorrow with my kids!!! I have a lot now… my two and the big bunch from church. Momma first and foremost. 😄❤
Our band had another great gig tonight. We pulled off a bunch of new songs and it was so much fun! Two Saturdays in a row we giggled and more gigs coming up soon. Love this busy gig time of the year. It is so fun to play either my band family. Of course, we always talk and wonder about those of our band family who have chosen to leave us for whatever reason. Everyone in the band asks about our past drummer and how he is and old bass player and so on. It is sad and we miss them. Thank God, though, that we can rock on and still live making beautiful music together in the purest sense. 😄 I love what we do and also love the extra money. Bonus! 😄 Thank you, God, for our band family and being able to play out. All good things come from God! ❤
The day was beautiful, the company enjoyable, our family relaxed, the pool immaculate and perfectly refreshing, great BBQ was served, and all was fantastic. And if your young preteen or teen child needs direction, a service mi daet, respect and honor training, the US NAVAL Sea Cadets and Sea Bees is certainly the way to go. They learn so much, are trained in skills and leadership and respect God first, country second and authorities third, exactly as it should be. So glad we went and what an amazing day!!! Thank you, God, for it! You are the Giver of all good things!! ❤
So I hosted a tea party. And I wish I had taken a picture of the settings and snacks but they were divine. My favorite tea luxury is Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice with a tad of milk, like a chai. I served crackers and two goat cheese, one plain and one honey (yummy!), fresh fruit, nuts, about 10 teas and ice cream with chocolate chip oatmeal cookie crumble for dessert. It was wonderful and everyone liked everything and Steve was comfortably able to avoid everyone, so win win all around. But what I loved most and always love most about hosting tea or dinner or whatever is visiting with friends and making them feel loved. I feel closer to the Lord when I entertain people in my home. That is what life should be right there and it is worth every effort made and every room cleaned. I love it!!!! Great day!!! ❤
This week was spring break, so I took the kids fishing and to several parks and movies and we relaxed and rode bikes, etc. It was wonderful. That was the first three days. Now, it is time to work. My daddy always taught me work first, play later, but vacation to me has always reversed that. Play first and then a bonding happens for which later work is easier and less of a burden and you can talk about the good fun you just had together while working. So here we go, moving a seemingly endless supply of aggregate, Moving poles, cleaning, clearing, preparing our new garden, pressure washing the driveway, so on. And I will love every minute of it. To me, work is fun and more productive because afterwards you can look at what you accomplished and just feel great!