Saturday, April 23, 2011

A ukulele is…

Beachy?

Silly?

A guitar that got shrunk in the wash?

My new instrument!

Yes, I have decided to take up the study of the ukulele. I’m not really sure why – everything just kind of fell into place. So, my first ukulele arrived in the mail today while I was on the phone with my family. I was all ready to finish the conversation and get on with the huge list of weekend domestic chores waiting for me. But instead, with the arrival of the ukulele, I stayed on the phone with them and they were treated to a long impromptu ukulele concert on an untuned ukulele by someone who just learned how to spell ukulele last week.

I have a very patient family.

Here is the best thing about the ukulele – it sounds really happy, no matter what you are doing to it. This is good for a musical beginner. I was busy dancing while everyone else was learning about music, so I’m pretty much at square one. I have to provide that disclaimer, because yes, I am going to make you listen to the results of my first day.

Although, I suppose you could just choose not to press play.

But aren’t you curious?

Without further ado, me and my cheap ukulele!

I am very excited about this thing…heeheehee

Friday, April 22, 2011

It really is Good Friday

As an adult, I think Good Friday has become one of the most significant days of the year for me. And no, I cannot wrap my brain around everything that this day means.

But on the day Jesus died, He took upon Himself all the sins I’ve committed and will ever commit (b/c I’m a dork and sin more often than I should). When I feel the weight of my own sins, it is an awful load. How much more an innocent man taking on the sins of the world? I can’t even imagine that anguish. Yikes.

The other beautiful thing about Good Friday is knowing what happened on Sunday! Yay! He is risen!

So, for today, I’ll leave you with this video. I think it’s really beautiful.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby, it's still cold outside

There are many wonderful things about technology, one of them being that this post is coming to you from under a pile of blankets.

This pic was from yesterday morning as I was on my way to church. And though today was also bitterly cold, things could have been worse. Praying for any of you who experienced the recent tornados.