Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Music and Memories

My life is full of randomness.  You won't see much structure here.  If you'd like to link up your randomness, join in at Stacy Uncorked.
My mom has entered the 21st century....sorta.  My son gave her an off-brand tablet a couple weeks ago.  The only thing she knows how to do is play Bejweled on it.  Once she masters how to turn it on and off, we'll show her how to access more games.  Baby steps.
Yesterday my husband taught my mom how to work the CD player she got for Christmas.  I come downstairs from a dead sleep to hear Crazytown blaring.  You know, the rap metal band from the late 90s famous for Butterfly and Lollipop Porn B*tch.  Our next endeavor is to get her a new compilation of CDs.

Speaking of music, I had the pleasure of visiting with my uncles Saturday afternoon.  I don't get to see them often, but always enjoy it when I do.  One played the mandolin while the other played the acoustic guitar. It was an hour of folk and bluegrass music.  I could've spent an entire night listening to them play.
Jason belongs to a men's small group and gets together with them on Monday mornings before work.  There's usually 5 to 7 guys who get together to pray and study the Bible.  Yesterday was a birthday for one of the guys.  Rather than receiving presents, he gifted each of the guys in the group with a birthday card and $60 cash.  Although it was his birthday, he felt it was better to give than receive.  I thought it was a very nice gesture.

Logan and Shelby spent the day together Saturday at Six Flags.  The two siblings had a fantastic time and even came home with a gift for me.  It was a souvenir photo of them depicted riding the log flume.  As you can see, both of them made sure to look goofy for the camera.  It's definitely a pic worthy of framing!
Logan is gone for the week at church camp.  It's his first year attending.  He's spending time with 200 other teens socializing and getting to know more about Christ.

Jason asked me to help him with the drag car the other day.  I went in full pit crew mode and donned his jacket and helmet.  Had to look the part, ya know!  Not only did I help with the valve covers, I also made sure the horn worked. (Never mind the fact that he was under the hood while I did that!)
Well, that's about it for this week.  What's your randomness?


Forgetfulone said...

So great that your boy is at church camp. So important when they're teenagers - positive role models and all. Those seem hard to find anymore. The stories about your mom and technology crack me up! A lot like my mom! Have a great week!

Renee said...

My mom wants my husband to help her find a smart phone or a tablet that's user-friendly enough she can use it. My husband says there is no such thing....

Sue Hull said...

I tried explaining them to my mom along with texting and FB. She just doesn't want to learn since she doesnt have them. That's cool your mom is learning new things.My niece also goes to Christian camp. It's so good for kids to socialize with other kids who share the same beliefs. she had so much fun. Now my sister,brother in law and nieces are camping at Lake Sisiku in Ca.Then thursday they are off to Legoland & Sea World here in Ca. I'm enjoying my time alone but I do miss my nieces. Sounds like you have had a fun time with so many things to do.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Your mom's extend of her new tablet thus far of playing Bejeweled cracked me up! And yes, baby steps. Just wait, she'll be an old hand at getting around o that tablet before you know it! :)

What a cool group Jason is part of! And the birthday guy giving the others gifts on *his* birthday - priceless.

LOVE the pic of Logan and Shelby - totally need to frame that and hang it!

Very cool Logan is getting to experience church camp - I have very fond memories of church camp when I was a kid and young adult. :)

You totally cracked me up in 'pit crew mode' - and LOVE that you 'tested' the horn when Jason as under the hood...sounds like something I would do! LOL!

John Kim said...

Yes, I would admit to you having some random moments. I haven't been to six flags in over a decade. Last time I went, I almost lost my car keys because it fell out of my pocket during a ride. Luckily I was able to find it again. Thanks for sharing btw.

Jerry Marquardt said...

Thank you for bringing me back to the roots of music. Not many even care or remember these. It is most appreciated.