I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do and who I want to be. I know my goal is to be a stay at home mom, but beyond that...
I've got a few things I'd like to accomplish in my life. I've actually got a huge list, but I'll only inumerate a few here.
1. I want to learn photography. I love taking pictures and seeing things through the camera eye. I love looking at pictures, even of people I don't know. I'm looking for a book I can use to learn. Hmmm, I wonder if Marshall has a digital photography class, I bet they do.
2. I want a sewing machine. I can't sew a bit on my hands, though I wish I could. I have taught myself just to sew a straight stitch with mom's sewing machine (which is almost more than
I can say for her, LOL), but that's the extent of it. I want to be able to make things. Jan makes quilts and I am SEW jealous (get it sew?!).
3. I want to learn to play my mandolin. Jared got me one for Christmas like 2 years ago because I have little hands and "every bluegrass band needs a mandolin player". I taught myself a few things in the begining, but I'm easily frustrated and need someone to show me rather than reading it from a book. I'm more of a doer. The songs I did teach myself, I picked out by ear, not by the beginner's book. Music really is my thing. I have the uncanny ability to pick out any note and be right. I help my brother come up with tabs for his guitar by humming the right note for him. The other day I listened to The Wreckers. Sometimes I will sing along to the lead part, sometimes to the harmony. This time I deceided to alternate each line between melody and harmony. I surprised even myself. Whichever line I was singing was the line my hear picked out in the music. It was like if I sang melody, I only heard melody. If I sang harmony, I only heard harmony. Very cool.
Wow, I digressed a bit. The point is, I've got lots of things I still want to learn. Not sure how to go about them, though.
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