I Bought a Piano!

Yup, that’s right a piano… now I just need to learn how to play it! Since I was a child I’ve always wanted to learn how to play and back then piano lessons were not in my parent’s budget. Since I’m no longer stamping (still have no desire) I decided to focus on learning how to play the piano.

I had originally planned on purchasing a Yamaha Keyboard to get me started and then upgrade in a few years to an acoustic piano. After I had my initial meeting with my piano instructor I decided to start off with an acoustic piano. My instructor played an acoustic piano, digital piano and a keyboard for me… just so I can hear the sound of each one, and of course I LOVED the acoustic piano. Bryan wasn’t too thrilled with my decision… of course pianos are considerably much more expensive then keyboards.

After doing a lot of research about pianos, Bryan and I went piano browsing at a reputable piano store in Colorado Springs that has a variety of used and new pianos, Pianos. I had every intention on starting with a used piano but, after looking and comparing… we went with a new Kawai upright piano and I’m so happy with it. I’ve already started my piano lessons and I’m pretty excited about it.

Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

What’s been keeping me busy and occupying my time? I’ve recently and secretly (no secret now) turned into a Twilight fan! Do you believe that… an almost 40 year old mom who is obsessed in finding out what happens between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. I wasn’t really interested in reading the Twilight series until I saw the Twilight movie. Riley has been reading the books all along and has completely enjoyed them, so much so she has reread them all about three or four times.

After seeing the movie I had so many questions about the characters and what happens next, of course I turned to Riley for answers. After seeing the movie for the second time I was even more intrigued and had even more questions… Riley put her foot down and said I had to read the books… no more spoilers for me. A few days ago I went out and bought the Twilight series (by Stephenie Meyer)… Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn… (all had to be hardback of course, I’m picky that way… and Riley is protected of her books, absolutely no borrowing (even if I paid for them… what’s up with that))!

The last few nights I’ve been pulling late nighters reading… I can’t seem to put the books down. Last night we went to see Twilight once again with my mother (my parents are visiting from Wyoming), I’m sure Riley and I will see it at least two more times before it leaves the theaters… shhh can’t tell Bryan… he thinks we're a little nuts! By the way, mom really liked the movie. Last night it was another late night of reading for me… I went to bed at 5:30 am and right now I’m functioning on about 3 hours of sleep, going on my third cup of coffee! Hopefully I can get a nap in sometime today… I have to be well rested when I start the third book, Eclipse, later today!

Are there any other mom Twilight fans out there? Let me know… I would love to hear from you!

Once again Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by ~ Jovi

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
Bella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
In New Moon, Stephanie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hang.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life--first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse--seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I just wanted to drop in and wish you all a very happy New Year, may it bring you good health and happiness, time to say goodbye to 2008 and hello to 2009.

You’ve probably been wondering why I haven’t posted much lately… I just haven’t had anything to post about… no riding and no stamping. No riding, the weather has been pretty chilly and I rather not freeze my booty… although today it seems to be warming up. No stamping, I’ve lost the desire and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I’ve actually thought about putting all my supplies on Craig’s List, but I know I wouldn’t be able to part that easily with some… isn’t crazy that I have some sick kind of an emotional attachment to a piece of wood and rubber?! I’ve also made the decision not to rejoin the monthly stamp club that I’ve been attending for almost seven years. Maybe one day I’ll get my desire back, until then my posts will be few and probably far in between!

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi