I Am Posting By Default

Monday, July 02, 2007

I wasn't going to take the time to post today, and if I did, it wasn't going to be about this. But I am waiting for our kids to settle in their room after a very late night playing with friends, so I'll just dash this off quickly before heading to the sack myself.

In the last month, our life has been crazy. But the good news is, I can now look forward to that leisurely summer I was hoping for.

The reason is, there has been an unexpected and unavoidable delay on our house-building project. Our contractor's elderly mother has had a bad fall, breaking her leg--this on the tail of a stroke last fall that she has still not completely bounced back from. This was just the "straw that broke the camel's back," though, on a project that was too rushed from the start.

And frankly, I'm relieved. Jason is disappointed to lose the momentum we had gained on the project, but I am looking forward to approaching this whole thing at a more leisurely pace. It will be much better to break ground in the spring and be moving in next fall than all the scads of balancing acts we were trying to pull off in every facet of this project to make it work this year. Maybe I'll even have time to blog a little more than I have been! (Not that summer is ever really a great time to be sitting in front of a computer for hours, though.)

(So don't hold your breath on that one!)

Anyway, I have been doing a little bit of recording, finally. I have discovered that a recording technician I am not. Also, my rhythm sucks. But this first song I am working on is a huge learning curve, and the hours and hours I have put into it already will pay off when I approach my next project and complete it in a fraction of the time. Right? Right?

It won't be anything fancy--I am doing it with free downloadable software, and all the instrument sounds except my own voice came from my Yamaha, both of which facts impose certain limitations on what I can do with the song. But it's still better than the off-key, mistake-ridden version that we recorded when Candace and I (as Heart & Soul) did a concert in 2001. Plus, it's the new, improved version, with the third verse.

The song I am referring to is this one.

Anyway, since I was up until nearly 4 this morning working on it, I'm pretty much dragging my butt around right now--better go shower and sleep.

Hope you all had a good weekend, and a happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks!

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  1. Hey Talena, glad to hear you'll get a chance breathe a little and take your time with stuff this summer. He really does work all things together for good for those who love Him and live in His will. I listened to your song, it is beautiful. I've always thought you've a great sining voice.
    Take care

  2. I too am glad you are able to breathe a big sigh of relief and pick away at your dream house with a little more elbow room. (I LIKE mixing metaphors, so there.)

    And your song was/is beautiful. I'm happy to hear you've been able to work on recording.


  3. Dawn - YAY! for breathing. Maybe I'll actually manage to make that phone call I've been promising you now!

    Colleen - Thanks for ANOTHER compliment. Has anyone told you today how wonderful you are? No? Well, consider yourself told. And mixing a metaphor in the hand is better than a kick in the butt.


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