Sat - Jan 24, 2009 : 10:35 pm
A Great Day
It's raining outside.
...and I love it.
Today was pretty much wonderful from the beginning to the end. I don't have as much time as I would like to express myself here and now, so I pray my fingers will be fast!
Amidst all the stress going on in my life right now, today was definitely a day given to me as a gift. Possibly to do nothing more than appreciate and count the blessings I have been given. Nothing extraordinary happened, nor was there any great reason for me to call today the day of blessings. By all counts, today was just another day.
I woke up and had a wonderful breakfast made by my wonderful Sarah, in her wonderful kitchen, in our wonderful house. She made it to the tune of Blueberry pancakes. Everyone was filled and smiley.
I then headed down to my studio which I recently treated with acoustic foam (cut-up mattress pads), and was set on spending the next 1 to 3 hours re-recording the drum-track to a song I'm trying to finish up. Last night I spent a few hours adding some lyrics, and re-recording them and the rest of the tracks, so today was drums.
For some reason, when I got on the set, it just clicked. I nailed it on the 2nd take. I was so pleased with the timing, the sound quality, and the fact that it had taken me 20 minutes instead of 3 hours to get it right, I mozied up to the kitchen, found my wife getting the kitchen in order after breakfast, and just hugged her. My heart was light, and my lips were smiling.
I then spent the afternoon playing cars with Luci and Collin, as well as buying some new drum-sticks (my others are on the verge of breaking, so, I'd rather have some backups when they do) and a snare over-tone-muting ring.
We ordered take 'n' bake pizza, and for some reason, today's pizza was simply delightful. Ya know? Yeah... When you know what you want, you're able to get what you want, and what you want just hits the spot? Yeah... That was today's pizza - simply delightful.
After that, I got the bug to organize my drum-room even more, so I went to Wal-mart, bought a $5.00 plastic bin, came home and within 45 minutes, it was pretty darned clean. I then called down the troops, and while Sarah was happily vacuuming the room (she has a weird "vacuum" disease. Blessed be that disease), Luci, Collin and me played the drums, and keyboard as loudly as we could.
We then spent the night watching a movie called "No Reservations". I guess you could call it a "chick-flick", but I really enjoyed it. Very uplifting and easy-going.
I then came down here to write about my wonderful day and am now going upstairs to fall asleep by the side of the woman I married 6 years ago.
After six years, she is still the most beautiful woman in the world. Yup. I'd write more about how wonderful she is, but in order to do so, I'd have to forfeit actually being by her. Sorry, not worth it.
Chat at ya again soon.