Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Day 445: My Two Hundred Pound Trophy

I added this new photograph to Creative Journey in my Photography section, Lucinda

Well folks, did you ever think you'd see a two hundred pound trophy guitar that still fits in your lap? You can stop rubbing your eyes. Here it is!

OK. So that's a bit of "mom humor"
... as my kids would say
... as they groaned.

Today is a RED LETTER DAY for me. For the first time in over ten years, I weigh less than 200 lbs!

OK. So most women would keep that high of a weight a secret. But I'm shouting from the webtops! I am now more than 26 lbs lighter than my highest weight, and more than 15 lbs lighter than when Dale and I started on the Jenny Craig program a few weeks ago!

As a reward to myself, I bought this new Lucinda classical guitar.

For a while now I've been thinking about having a "kick around" guitar. One I could take to the backyard or the beach (in Idaho, that means down to the lake or river) . Nothing tooooo expensive so that if it ends up getting a little nicked and scratched, I won't lose my mind. Something lightweight that I can tote around easily. Get out easily. Play more often than my 12-string Fender.

So I've cut my nails, and am ready to build up the calluses on my left hand. My fingers can still find most of the chords, but my strumming/picking hand is way out of practice. This time around, I want to play more secular music than sacred music, so I'll need to build up a new library of guitar music. And then find some musicians to jam with.

I am so darn proud of the progress I've made so far! Go me!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

::: groans ::: Yeah, and you taught that humor to all of us too! ;)

Congratulations, mom! I'm so glad this is working for you! And I can't wait to hear you play and sing again!