Band Family Joy

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Back to Back Gigs

Tomorrow we play a private party gig and Sunday afternoon we play a gig at Cornfusion in North Lakeland. So excited. And the guys must be too because they wanted an extra last minute practice today. So, as I sang and played the whole practice, it will be like 3 gigs in a row. Lol. But we are excited. I am not sure how many more years God will provide us gigs, but we will play until we can’t and have a busy season lined up. It is magnificent to make people smile and remember days gone by. It lifts our heaets and our band family just adores plating great, clean oldies music for people. It us even so fun to practice with our great group. One of many.blessings of God and I am so honored and blessed to be a part of it. Demos are here. https://www.smoothsentiment.us/demos.html so you can see us. We sure love it playing good music. Just sharing our joy and praying God blesses you with beautiful, fun hobbies also! This should be fun! 😄❤

Skating Crazy

So after the 3 1/2 hour wait for my tires to get patched up, I had a quick bite and the kids and I headed to skate. And this was crazy. Evidently, there were a couple of birthdays there and many, many kids were lured into a skating rink that God had never blessed with the opportunity to do so. And there were so many! And the skate place had the brilliant idea to now make “skate buddies”, training wheel triangle – shaped helpers that they make more money on than the entrance or rentals. And these things take up a lot of space and have no control. Brilliant money maker for them but deadly for us trained skaters. So there were about 15 of these out at a given time going helter- skelter, every which way. Insane!

But we managed to have good time but I am exhausted…. not from skating but from dodging not to kill anyone or fall. Lol. So skating was crazy tonight but still fun. And way better than sitting at home. ❤

Family Fun Day Results

Well, we had fun anyway. Steve was in a bad mood and obviously did not want to be at Busch Gardens at all, but we managed to find the train and finally get on and things were better from there. Glad to be home, but may go back to family fun days with the three of us (the kids and I). But I liked having him there because I live him and we ended up alright. All said and done, it is better to be with family than without them. I had not been to Busch Gardens since I was 16 and wow, has it changed. I still love it. It is beautiful!! I recommend it. And next time, we are taking a small cooler and renting a locker for sandwiches to save money and not starve. And I am thankful that we went and for riding my first roller coaster in 20 years. Lol. It was great! And to top it off, we finished the Life game we started yesterday and topped it with Thor: Ragnarok. Great day!😄❤

Family Fun Day Tomorrow!

Usually family fun days do not include my husband, who is notoriously anti-social except for music and thr security team on Sundays. He never wants to do anything, so usually family fun day is the three of us doing something free or cheap, like a park day, swimming and pool at mom’s club house, hiking Carter Lake, walking to Circle K for a soda pop, or something. But tomorrow we are all going to Busch Gardens! We got the fun pass for the rest of the year (thanks to my consulting job) and tomorrow is our first time using it. So excited! We rarely splurge on anything not music related but this will be great. Steve probably won’t go often but even one time is good the the kids’ memories. So excited for this family fun day outing. Thank you, God, for the patients you sent my way!😄❤

The Gig Tonight

We usually don’t have mid-week gigs. Most people hire us for weekends. But today, we had a gig. Just got back from it, actually. And this was the funnest gig ever. It was poolside at a resort next to Old Town in Kissimmee. We had all ages present, baby to 90 and everywhere in between. We even had a table of French speakers. And it was magical because all ages knew, danced and sang along with our live oldies music. It was more fun than I remember ever having at a gig. And we all smiled and danced and were vibrant and happy and the weather was perfect and I cannot imagine a better way to spend a Thursday. We helped tons of people remember happy times, have new happy times, enjoy life, spread joy and God Bless the USA was celebrated valuantly. It was wonderful. All ages love oldies music. All ages can dance together. And we heard so much appreciation and they will be hiring us back. The people all told the entertainment coordinator and she told us. They said we were the best band that ever played there in 10 years. And the point is jot that. The point is that we were united as a band family for music, dance, fun, lightening people’s loads, spreading joy, uniting people of all ages and nationalities. And that was truly a beautiful experience. I am so thankful!!😄❤

Making Fun

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. 😄❤