Well, we made it to 2021 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love a new year. It gives me a chance to refresh, reevaluate,
remember the sh*tshow of some past years, dream, hope and even plan a bit – or make plans to plan.
I’ll do another post about some of my 2021 goals later, but first, I have to share some adorable pics from December! I’m super happy to report that I completed the #25daysofholidaymusic on Instagram and Facebook. I learned some cool things along the way, too. (1) Practicing every day makes a difference! My fingers are back in practicing/playing condition and my sight reading is so much better than it’s been in years. (2) Recording a piece every day takes a lot of time. I only recorded one piece in advance (to post on Christmas) so I recorded every single other day. And I usually had to play each piece a million times until I was happy with it. As I progressed, I set up lighting, put on my eyebrows (super fancy), and moved the harp in front of the Christmas tree (and then back because that’s also directly in front of the tv). It took time, but I actually enjoyed it!
One of the best parts was including Kennedy, Kai and Kaz! Kennedy was with me one day for school and I thought it would be fun for her to sing along. She loves to sing, even just to herself (her mom and I do that as well). I picked out Frosty the Snowman, which was super cute, but neither of us knew the words! We spent the entire day saying the words over and over and over to each other (between her zoom classes) to practice.
I’m sure J loved it. Speaking of J, I asked him to record us. He took about a hundred pictures and got super serious about it.
I also got dressed in real clothes for the first time in months!
He even took behind the scenes pics too!
And yes, our tree needs to be about 10 feet taller next year.
Anyway, Ken and I had so much fun and the video was so damn cute that I decided to ask Kai and Kaz to join us for a couple of songs. I picked out Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. They all came over for a few hours on a Sunday and we did some major work…and watched Home Alone, which none of them had ever seen!
Again, J agreed to be our photographer and he took his job seriously. OMG, he made us pose for about a million pictures and if he didn’t like the recording, he would make us do it again. I thought the kids were going to meltdown.
It was totally worth it. We got some great pictures and many videos, and I got to spend some time with the kids, which has been pretty much nonexistent this year. They are all growing up so fast.
And that’s about it for December. J and I didn’t do anything for Christmas, but watch movies and eat. It was pretty much like any other weekend day, which was so weird. I was disappointed that J didn’t get me a few puppies for Christmas since that was all I asked for, but maybe this year…
Oh and I got this incredible meme from my friend Jeni:
I don’t know where it came from, but it brings me joy every day!