Tuesday, January 16

Going Blind... And a few other things...

I'm not really going blind, but between books with really small print and that eBookMan, I'm in desperate need of a new prescription for my glasses. I managed to get an appointment for today. I think I also have a clogged tear duct and I'm hoping the eye doctor can save me a trip to my GP.

Junior starts piano lessons tomorrow. We're not real sure how this is going to turn out. He'd rather take the cello, yes, I said the cello. He loves the Charlie Brown Christmas special--we've got it on tape, and he thinks that big tall instrument is a cello, it doesn't matter how many times I tell him it's actually a base, he insists it's a cello and that's what he wants to learn how to play. He's not even 4 feet tall, do they even make cellos that small?

I'm currently reading Beverly Jenkins' Sexy/Dangerous which I am thoroughly enjoying, she has an incredible voice and style. I'll be searching out her backlist at the UBS sometime this week. I have one issue, I'm a little creeped out by how Max talks to the dogs. I keep wondering what Cesar Milan (The Dog Whisperer from NGC) would think of them, though I do love the names Ruby and Ossie.

Have a good one and happy reading.


Rosario said...

Isn't Jenkins wonderful? I've already bought 3 more of her books.

Tara Marie said...

Rosario, I'm just about finished and I'm definitely hitting the UBS tomorrow.

CindyS said...

I'm so feeling you on the small print and I think the dark backgrounds on some of the blogs are killing me! I hope your doc can fix your tear duct.

I have been hearing about the Jenkins book and wondering ;)


Isabella Snow said...

Upright bass is a nightmare to carry around!

I lurrrve the chello though! Sexiest sound on earth, IMHO. Hated my piano lessons.. hope he likes his!

Jenster said...

Yup. I'm pretty certain they make cellos that small. lol

Isabella Snow said...

Whoa.. did I spell cello with an "h"?
Yeeps! I was actually just writing about chello kebab to someone though.. so that's my excuse! ;)

Tara Marie said...

Cindy, the prescription is only slightly stronger, but enough hopefully to make a difference. I actually have a small cyst on my lower right lid, he told me to try hot compresses to get it to go down.

Isabella, can you imagine a 5 year old with an upright bass, I can't even think about it. "Chello"--LOL--I knew what you meant.

Jen, thanks I needed to hear that--LOL. There's a music store in town that actually gives cello lessons, but we already have a nice keyboard so I'm hoping he'll enjoy the piano.

Anonymous said...

I hope your eye is better!
One of my good friends in a cello player (cellist?) She plays in a conservatory in Germany, she was in Barcelona last year. She's awfully good, and has been playing since she was about 7 or 8, I think.
It's a demanding instrument to play, she practices constantly. But it's one of the loveliest string instruments as well, isn't it?

Bookwormom said...

My nephew is 6 & takes violin using the Suzuki method & loves it. Love the sound of the cello.

Tara Marie said...

Sam, if he takes to the piano and likes music, we'll probably let him take cello too--LOL.

Amanda, his instructor also teaches voice, guitar and violin, I'm not sure what method though. She has a lovely voice.