She’s Got the Music In Her

You know I mention my family from time to time (especially my husband, Sir Beads) but it occurs to me that in the 3 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve seldom featured my kids.

There’s a reason for this. You see, I’m very proud of my two daughters and I’ve been afraid that once I got started, I’d never shut up! I wanted to spare you that. LOL

But, I did write a post (quite a while ago) on my oldest daughter (found here) so it’s only fair that I spotlight the younger one, today. When you consider that I’ve written close to 700 posts, I think my “proud momma” percentage is pretty reasonable. πŸ˜‰


My younger girl LOVES music. She studied the flute during her school years. When she plays the “Waltz of the Flowers”, or “Dance of the Blessed Spirits”, I never cease to be amazed at how beautiful a flute can sound.

These days, however, she’s having fun playing the drums!


She’s in a band with 3 of her friends and they usually have a monthly gig in a local pub.

Sir Beads and I try to make it to most of their performances. We enjoy their music – a blend of folk and rock – and although we are often the oldest in attendance, they make us feel very welcome. πŸ™‚

The band played again last week and for that show, there was a special treat awaiting our daughter. Her uncle (Sir Beads’ brother) and aunt had driven 750 miles to surprise her! Their plan was to get here shortly before the performance and then to be just casually sitting in the audience. πŸ˜‰

So, on the night of the gig, we smuggled them into the venue before the band arrived. We had them sit with their backs to the door so that our daughter wouldn’t notice them when she entered . . .


She arrived, arms full of drums, and saw nothing at first. After a few minutes, she spotted Sir Beads and me. She began to wave at us, then suddenly her face went from big grin to loud gasp as she discovered her aunt and uncle at our table. It was a wonderful evening for all of us – a memory to cherish for sure.

‘Til next time,


It’s A Secret

If you are reading this and you are my eldest daughter

STOP reading right now!!!

Grab that mouse and click to another page!

I’m going to be talking about a surprise that’s on the way to you. πŸ™‚


Is she gone? πŸ˜‰

Ok, good!

You may remember that my daughter lives with her husband in Europe and that she LOVES the Easter “Peeps”. (There’s a funny story about our efforts to send her some last Easter. You can find it here.)

This year, I found a new way to celebrate her fondness for peeps – I made her an Easter card.


Notice the little rubber stamp in the top right of this photo? When I saw that stamp, I just had to buy it.

Here is my “peeps” card! It’s fairly small – about 4″ x 5″. To make the envelope, I took apart an old white one, and then used it as a template for the striped paper.

I don’t think she’ll mind if I show you the inside . . .

(Tulips are her favorite flower!)

Gosh, it was fun to do.

I must try to find the time to play with paper more often!