Monday, April 06, 2009
This is my last post for a bit unless I can sneak in an early one tomorrow. I'm off on a three week trip to see three sets of relatives. I've been packing all day and have only last minute tidbits for tomorrow.
I keep packing lists. I have one filed for craft shows, one for traveling out of the country and adventuring on your own, one for camping, one for work-specific trade shows; not crafts, one for teaching stained glass courses, one for women's festivals, and one for general packing. I file them away and use them but always add specific items for each trip. The current list has teddy bears, paint brushes, and catnip pillows; three items not on the general list but necessary for this trip.
My son is picking me up at the airport and the little children who live at his house will be asleep when we arrive back at his home. I will have to be strongly encouraged not to wake these sweet little humans. I'm their Grandma after all. Actually after this weekend of missing precious sleep, I know I will not wake them. I am going to preschool the next morning. I will probably be presented at Show and Tell as a fossil. This school visit is with the granddaughter who said to me when they visited this summer, " Show K (her brother) your funny face, Grandma."
I'm constructing my last CD, number eight. I did not leave quite enough time for this many so it's been hard to make them perfect which is my aim with eighty minute playlists. I still have till tomorrow to finish this last one so there is still hope. A CD has to have the right flow and feel for the theme. When I have to come up with two songs for the blog I sometimes have trouble. It is much harder to come up with eighteen or so.......that work perfectly together. Also, each is for a particular person. For instance, my son likes male vocalists more than female. My uncle does not like Ray Charles. It's something you take into consideration. I always ask people what they did not like rather than what they did like.
Today's songs are able to cover a wide range as the person to be gifted with this CD likes a wide range of music. Jazz, blues, folk, country, pop, alternative, singer/songwriter, dance and trance; this person likes it all. It ia also important to take into consideration where the music is listened to. Is the person sitting in their car, their house or on the beach.
Here are two cuts off this last CD I've worked on this week. The songs are not placed side by side by the way: No One Knows by Asa and Breathin' by the Boston band, The Camilo Project.
I will not have internet access for the last two weeks of the trip. I'm a bit worried about if I will survive this or not.