Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Baby, Bread & Dulcimer

Well, the baby is here! She came two weeks ago and is as healthy and beautiful as can be.

My step-mom came out to spend a week and spoiled us rotten with plenty of homemade bread and clean dishes. I must say there's nothing like homemade bread and butter. I had given in and started buying store-bought bread again. Well, I had to be realistic. No stand mixer, 9 months pregnant and standing on my feet to knead a lump of dough? It wasn't going to happen. But now that my step-mom has supplied us with the fresh stuff, we've barely touched the store stuff. I might have to make a huge batch of bread pudding or something. Or I can just let the loaves languish in the freezer...

To check something exciting off my list of goals - I inherited an inexpensive dulcimer from my step-mom and while she was here she taught me the basics on how to play it and to read tabulature. (I took one look at the book and was completely lost as my background is in playing the piano and clarinet.) I have wanted to play the dulcimer since I was a teenager, so this is a big moment for me. It's a simple little instrument, but there's nothing so exciting as making your own music! Now I need to find me a pitch pipe, a pick, and a good book full of old-time mountain dulcimer songs. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

j@nAe said...

I let everything languish in the freezer. At least for a couple months. I'm just that sort of person.

Karen Sue said...

happy for you and your new baby and your new music!! you won't have a chance to get bored, for sure!!

Katherine said...

Wow! I used to want to play the dulcimer, but more for medieval music.

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