Bloggy Update 7/11

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That’s how my thought processes have been of late. Circular. Rotating. Overlapping in on itself. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be hard to break out of it. I think a lot of it comes from not being able to go anywhere or do much or plan for anything. Events are canceled (as they should be), and it’s probably a wise idea not to stray too far from home these days. Schools might open (working at a University – I’m quite interested to see how this plays out), or they might not.

So, it’s hard to see beyond the everyday…and yet, I’m making what few plans I can. I started writing a short story in the interim of getting back to Rage (the novel). I’ve made plans to purchase a French Horn (did I mention that I was going to start learning that? Yep. Much to Charlie’s dismay!) and we are picking it up next Saturday (used one). And I’m constantly on the lookout for potential book events (in the future – and I don’t mean the near future!)

But the minutiae of each day? Circular. Patterns. Sameness. Not bad. Not good. Just…there. Existing.

How about you?

As for media, we’ve watched “Da 5 Bloods” (Spike Lee) recently and thought it was really good (albeit long…almost 3 hours). We’ve started “Fortitude” (a series), and gave the game show “Don’t” a shot. (ug, save your time…we turned it off after 15 minutes).

A new Meet & Greet went up today too, so check that out!


Say safe and well washed.



  1. What kind of French horn are you buying? Double or single? I trust it’s used. A new one would cost more than my house. Seriously. My college roommate had throat surgery about a year ago and can no longer sing. Now she sounds like a three-pack a day smoker. So she went back to the French horn to get her “performance fix.” She bought a used horn and it cost as much as my car. She named it, but now I can’t recall what she calls her.
    I too was a French horn major at Culver-Stockton until three of my profs told me I should find something else to do and some place else to do it! C’est la vie!

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    1. Hi Amanda! I believe I’m getting a Conn 6D double horn. I’m a complete newbie with this. It’s just something I’ve wanted to do for about the past 20 years, but never thought I could give the time to it. The cost (at the music shop here was pretty crazy – about 4,000), but this one is considerably less than that. Only 25% of that price. I’m not expecting greatness, but I would like to get good enough to join the community band someday. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. That’s awesome you’re learning the French horn, Sue! I have a background in music, but haven’t played anything since high school. One of my youngest son’s majors is music, and he’s learned to play several instruments, but is primarily a percussionist. I always loved the sound of the cello – maybe someday?

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    1. I’m really excited about it. I haven’t played anything for years (drums, violin, and trombone in the long past). Look into Cello!! Don’t wait for time to pass – do it now! ๐Ÿ™‚

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