Thursday, September 6, 2007

Day 433: More Self Portraits

I added a new photograph to Creative Journey in my Photography section, Piercing

For the third time in my life, I had my ears pierced today! Maybe this time I'll wear earrings all the time and the holes will stay open.

This was a treat to myself. I'm finally learning how to give myself non-food rewards for good behavior. So for each five pounds I lose, I give myself a treat. The first was a new scale that weighs in tenths of pounds. This is my second reward, piercing my ears.

I've almost earned my third reward! I'm still deciding what it might be, but I have a pretty good idea. I took Jodie into a music store today to pick up a lyre and flip book for her flute. She's in marching band this year, so needed the new accessories. While there, I talked to the owner about a "kick around guitar." He showed me a beauty.

I haven't been singing much lately, but I've been missing it a lot. I still have my Fender 12-string, but just don't get it out to play it very often. I've been wanting another 6-string classical guitar with nylon strings that I can just pull out and take down to the river or out in the back yard or wherever. Something not too expensive that I can use easily, kick around a bit, and not get overly concerned about nicks and scratches.

So, perhaps when I reach my next goal, I'll buy that guitar. The owner will even give me a 15% discount if I buy the guitar and case at the same time! It comes to less than $200. Very tempting.

Besides, my family has been egging me on to start singing again. It's a passion I've put on hold for far too long.

(I added this second photo just because I liked it, too!)


Kathryn in NZ said...

Absolutely get singing again!! Sing with all that heart and soul you have, shining out.

CameoRoze said...

I've made up my mind, Katheryn. I did reach another 5 lb goal today. But this time I'm buying some lighting for my photo cube.

My next 5 lb loss will put me at 200 lbs(finally!) And when I reach that landmark, I'll buy the guitar. At the rate I'm going, that will be by the end of September!

Kathryn in NZ said...

Woohoo, way to go! you go gal!

CameoRoze said...

My friend Kathy (I used to work with in CA) sent this via e-mail:

I can't BELIEVE that you aren't singing! Not a talent to hide under the bushel! Please bestow on yourself and the world the favor or getting back to sharing your gift!

CameoRoze said...

Yes ... sad, huh?

I mean ... I sing around the house, of course. And I've sung to a couple friends lately (waving to John and Larry). But I haven't been singing publicly.

Must find a place to do that again. Something secular this time, rather than religious.