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Hi everyone :-)

Here I am, out on my deck, finally posting to my LJ and MySpace.  I know compared to most of you I lead a rather calm life, but lately it has been busy for me.  I'm moderating a Yahoo Group, running a MySpace band page for my favorite regional bluegrass band, working on my fanfiction story "The Blessing" (co-written), and writing for a couple of challenges.  Plus being my husband's go to person for things that need to be done here while he's at work, watching Sarah & Michael's boys as needed and taking things up to Justin and Jill from time to time.

Busy for someone who doesn't work fast and isn't the best multitasker - lol.

Last week Tuesday afternoon I headed off to FiddleStar Adult Fiddlers Camp.  I drove half way on Tuesday then arrived early Wednesday afternoon.  It was a wonderful time and I'm already planning to go back next year.  Megan Lynch is an awesome teacher and sweet lady.  Barbara Lamb was also a really good teacher, though I only had her for one session as she took the "big kids" class = the more advanced fiddlers.  There were 12 of us students, 5 advanced beginners and 7 intermediate, the youngest was in her mid 30s and the oldest was in his 70s.  There were people from near Seatle, WA and a guy from Atlanta, GA - so we were pretty wide spread.  Megan's Mom, Maria, came from CA to be our cook and she was excellent!!  It was Megan's first camp for adults that she has run herself and it was a total success!!

I now get to practice my shuffle bowing, double stops, my capo and 1, 4, 5 chords, and fiddle licks (wee bits of filler that you play at the beginning, during and the end of songs).

Next, Bruce and I are heading up to MI to visit his parents.  We have a big bluegrass trip in June (ROMP in Owensboro, KY),then I have a Tolkien Moot in Indy in August, a bigger Tolkien bash (A Long Expected Party) in Kentucky in September, and somewhere in June or July I have to find time for a colonoscopy. (I know, just what you wanted to know on that last item ;-) )  I can't believe I've had other years where there was almost nothing going on!

I'm still trying to take photos of birds.  The blasted creatures won't hold still for me! ;-)  I do occasionally get some good shots though.

I hope all of you, my friends, are well.

Hugs,
Pearl

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shirebound
May. 17th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Great to hear how you're doing!

*hugs you*
pearltook1
May. 17th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Hugs you back :-)
garnet_took
May. 17th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear from you. Sounds like your life is REALLY busy right now.

I'm still working on the IndyMoot stuff, but it has been on the back burner the last few weeks. I've been on pins and needles about my job and the Wee One has had teen issues and an injury and a couple of other things I've had to deal with.

If I can get through the end of May, things should smooth out a bit. It looks like my job may be stable at last. They let all the temps except me go on Friday. I go in on Monday, and hopefully they'll call me in to personel and have me sign everything to become a full-fledged employee. Also, next week is the end of school for the Wee One and her choir obligations end in June.

I need to get together with the other moot planners after they get back from MediaWest and see what we still need to do. Our first choice of hotel fell through, so we still need to find another one. I need to see about our sight for the picnic and I need to get my trivia guru going on that.

I've got two and a half months, hope I can pull it off.:)

Isn't this weather great? I just wish it would last. I have a bad feeling that the plans some of my friends and I have for the Sunday before Memorial Day, otherwise known as Raceday around here, get waterlogged again this year.:)
pearltook1
May. 17th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I hope you don't get waterlogged!

I'm sure things will go great for the Moot :-) Sorry the first hotel didn't work out, that had to be frustrating. I need to get better at checking the LJ, I don't want to miss out when things start moving on it :-)

Glad things with Wee One will settle down a bit once school's out. Teen issues can be difficult - hang in there.

I'm rooting for you with the job!

Hugs
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pearltook1
May. 18th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Always fun to have the family around :-) But yes, kids are exhausting!

Love you!
quasievil_bunny
May. 19th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update! ((hugs))
pearltook1
May. 20th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Your welcome, dear Wednesday :-) (((hugs)))
lindelea1
Jun. 12th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
May I friend your LJ?
pearltook1
Jun. 13th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
How wonderful! Wow! Yes! Thank you! May I friend yours?

I don't post very often but that is so very kind of you :-)

Hugs,
Pearl
quasievil_bunny
Sep. 18th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the Birfday wishes!!!
Miss ya!
((hugs))
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