Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hi all! Had a wonderful Christmas day, Sherrie and I kept it low-key and stayed in all day yesterday. We cooked a wonderful meal, listened to music, just hung out, twas' nice. This morning we got up early and headed to the hills. As volunteers for the Division of Wildlife we got to feed Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. The weather was a bit funky, we almost got stuck in the snow, but all worked out.

Yum, apple mash and hay! These guys were pretty skiddish at first, but the free food won them over quickly.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tis' The Season...

Tis' the season, Sherrie and I have been preparing for the upcoming holidays. This pic was taken at the Paquette Gallery at the Steamplant yesterday. It was after I played a reception for local artist-quilter Lori Isenberger, that's her work in the background. T'was a busy day, I went straight from there to another gig at Apogee Studio here in Salida.

Can you spot the Chapman Stick player in the crowd?

Here I am practising for the gigs earlier in the week. Nice and cozy at home. We cut our own tree and spent numerous hours stringing popcorn. This of course is a great way to spend the evening when it looks like this outside...

Things have been going well. The odd jobs and window washing biz has been pretty slow but I'm still finding work to do. I'm looking forward to some time to do some hardcore practising and recording. I hope to have the CD together soon. Last weekend I played for the Tree of Life ceremony for the Angel of Shavano Hospice here at the hospital. It was quite moving to hear the names of all the people who passed on this last year and a reminder of how brief this time we are given is. It's a gift to be here. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.