Guitar playing is both a past time and a profession to many. Family gathering are made more fun with family members singing together, accompanied by an acoustic guitar, filling the home with music and memories. Some people also enjoy spending time reminiscing songs of old using acoustic guitars. Songs like the 60’s and 70’s. But do you know that with no sound hole, the electric or acoustic guitar is unable to self-amplify the sound produced by the vibration of the strings? This is why guitars have sound holes. Other than the sound hole there are things they call pickups, like the lr baggs m80 at guitar center , which some musicians find helpful to capture their instruments' character. I can only imagine the sound a guitar makes using a pickup. I bet it is awesome. I am one of many people who does not know how to, yet wanted to learn, to play the guitar when I was younger. I have given up on that hope a long time ago but it does not mean I do not look at an acoustic guitar with longing when I see one. It is just that some things are not meant to be.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Black Friday is almost over yet I have not bought anything. I was tempted to buy (there were all kinds of good deals online) but I did not give in. Not even when I learned that the bread machine that I have always wanted was on sale for cheaper than what it used to. With free shipping at that! I surprised myself, to be honest with you. I really thought I will break down and order something online. Never happened. There is still time to redeem myself though, there is Cyber Monday still to unfold. I may buy a kindle HD which I have been planning to get so it will be easier for me to read ebooks. I figure it will be better than using my phone to try to read books. Smaller than a regular tablet yet bigger than my smartphone. Anyway, we will see come Monday what the deals are. I may just be inclined to spend some money for items that we might not need but I will probably use.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I know a friend who is a single parent who is struggling to meet both ends but manage to have a full coverage on her health insurance. Finding cheap health insurance for single mothers is not easy, but my friend got it easily with the help of http://www.nchealthagency.com. The site offers not only one-on-one consultation but also video presentation which explains health care and some government subsidies. Their agents have gone through extensive training for the Affordable Care Act, thus my friend was guided accordingly and found the perfect plan for her budget. I have just watched the video and indeed it gave me a little bit of knowledge of this complex law.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Instead of thinking about what to cook for Thanksgiving, all I can think about is Black Friday. The sales! Not that I can go and brave the crowd. Black Friday for my family means staying home because the husband insists on it. He said he would rather pay full price on something he wants to buy than fight with a million other people to get it for less yet risk getting hurt. He does have a point. It does not mean I agree to it. I want to get out and go to the mall on Black Friday. If only I can. I do not really have anything in mind to buy. I just want to see what it looks like out there. Pretty flimsy reason which is why we stay home. I might try it one day though, just for the heck of it. :D
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
About four months ago, I was given a charm bracelet by my stepdaughter. It is an expensive bracelet and is made of sterling silver. It contained one charm and she said I can actually buy more to personalize it. Although I have heard about charm bracelets, I did not actually know that I can buy charms one at a time, or that it could be costly. I calculated the cost I would have to incur and it made me blanch. Literally. She laughed at that but I did not think it was funny. I would love to have a charm bracelet but not so much as to spend so much money on it. That was why I did not buy a pretty gemstone jewelry I found online no matter how I loved the simplicity of it.And that did not even cost as much as she paid for just the bracelet alone that she gave me. I am grateful for the present but right now, I do not have the means to buy charms so the bracelet is tucked away safe until I can figure out a cheap way to buy charms. The thing about jewelries is that they keep for a long time until the owner is ready for them. If I cannot use it then maybe I can give it to the little girl when she is old enough to wear a bracelet and buy her own charms.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
One of the things I like about living near the beach is the numerous choices of seafood restaurants and buffets. They are everywhere! We have been to some of this restaurants on our recent trips before we moved here so we already know where to go to get what we like to eat at a given day. A few weeks ago, we went to Crabby Mike's to eat. The kids were surprisingly good so the husband and I were able to eat to our heart's content. Which we did. We were so full when we left that even the little man complained about his tummy being unhappy. Apparently, the adults were not the only ones who pigged out. There were just so much food on the buffet. Good food, at that. We were happy with our trip to the buffet and we plan on doing it again in the future, that is after trying out the other buffet places first. :D
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The little man started first grade this school year and so far he is doing good in school. He brings home assignments every Monday. We have a few days to work on it then he has to submit it on Thursday. His teacher informed us that she is doing this to establish routine for her first graders. I am all for it. I know that the little man does better when a routine is followed instead of just randomly doing things as I see fit. My kids thrive on routine which worked well (and so far is still working) for us, the parents. This way, there is less tantrums since they already know what to expect. I am proud to say that the little man actually requires less supervision. He can read very well so he understands and follows instructions easily. Sometimes he tells me I do not need to hover when he is doing his assignments but I explained that mommy needs to make sure everything is right so he will get the highest grade. That always appeases him because he likes it when he gets a reward from his teacher for doing excellent on his school work. What I do now is that I let him do his assignment while I get on my computer in the same room so if he has questions I can easily answer them. Also, it makes the "hovering" less obvious. :D
Monday, September 30, 2013
So, we bought the house that I was talking about on one of my posts here. We are on our second week living in it. We are already out a lot of money on improvements like fences, concrete for a wider driveway, and little things (that are adding up) that we need inside the house. Are we happy about the expenses? No. Are we happy living here? Yes. The husband has been wanting to live in this city again (he lived here for three years a long time ago) that he is so tickled everyday we are here. Everything is close by, we do not need to travel too far to get anywhere. The beach is only about two miles away which is the main reason why we bought the house. We are glad we made this move. Thank you Lord for the blessings.