How can I say no to my favorite nephew’s request when he is such a good, honest, hard working young man that I have had the pleasure of being around. When so many kids are either in trouble or causing trouble this one is a straight A student and honest as the day is long, a nice change of pace wouldn’t you say. He is learning to play the guitar and really has his eye on a surprisingly affordable homemade electric guitar idea that he found information about at musician’s friend that he sent me a picture of today via Facebook.
It should be a nice looking piece of work, (as far as homemade instruments go) I have to admit. I’ll have to see what I come up with in the near future, maybe a Christmas present issue to keep on the back burner. I hate even thinking about Christmas but face it, it will be here before we all know about it and are ready for it.
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Being the shoe lover that I have always been, I found this Infographic pretty interesting and thought some body out there would enjoy reading about comfort shoes for men and women history as much as I did. I am running across more and more Infographics lately, I think they are a great way to get your point across, pictures and fun facts can make reading about something a whole lot more enjoyable. I wish I could get the size adjusted better though, but apparently I’m not doing something right, hope you can see and read it.
We are having a big celebration around our house today. Our daughter Megan is having her 21st birthday today. It’s been hectic this week as we have been preparing her party. We have many guests coming to wish her a happy birthday.
In a way we are kind of sad. We feel that we will see less and less of our daughter in the near future as she is also engaged to be married. On the other hand, we are proud of her accomplishments to date and hope she will have a great future.
Next week we will be partying on the 4th of July which falls on a Thursday this year. This is the time of the year when we celebrate the founding of our country. Our forefathers fought long and hard in order to free this country and build it into a nation. It’s good that we remember the deeds they performed through the tough times.
Now our nation is free and strong. I hope that everyone will continue to embrace the tradition that was started. I know that these people will be in my heart when I watch the fireworks tonight. I hope that where ever they are, they will enjoy them too.
Of course next Monday, the first of July our Canadian friends will be celebrating Canada Day, which is something that I think I will have to learn more about. I’m not even sure how they celebrate it. Do they do fireworks and cook outs, like what we do here in the U.S.A.? Guess I can Google that and find out without too much time and effort.
It’s a good thing that my sister knew and told me to look for swing sets that are custom made with top notch materials. I like that. It just doesn’t make sense to me to part with my hard earned money for a swing set that will only last a couple of seasons, these things aren’t cheap, nor are they easy to pick up and take home to assemble.
I remember the swing set that we had in the backyard at the house that I grew up in. It was really a piece of junk. Not a safe piece of equipment for all of us to be playing on after a few short years. It was a typical metal swing set that got rusted easily and broke in several places that we had to keep away from. It was only after being stung several times from the bees, wasps or hornets that had made that swing set the perfect place to build their hives/nests in that my mother put her foot down and had Dad haul it away.
The only thing worse than getting stung and losing that swing set, was having to work in the garden that my mother had made in the area that we had become used to playing on. Man I hated having to weed that stupid garden 2 or 3 times a week. I didn’t even like any of the veggies that we harvested each and every year.
A good quality musicians friend bass amp just might be a good gift idea for the up and coming 39th birthday celebration for my older brother. Celebrating the big thirty-nine has always been a big deal in our family, not sure why, but they always have been and I don’t see them ending soon, the rate my father is breeding!
My mother-in-law has been celebrating her 39th birthday for as long as I have known her. Anyway, I have a few more months to come up with the perfect gift, I just don’t want to end up waiting until the last minute to scramble to find something that I feel good about buying for him because I can’t just buy him something that he won’t want, need or use.