I haven’t posted anything on here in more than a month. Whoops! Despite having plenty of time on my hands, I just haven’t had the motivation to blog. For being quarantined at home, there sure has been a lot going on.
What have I been doing with this time? I’ve been reflecting on my job situation and waiting to see if I’ll be able to work sometime in the near future. The pandemic put a damper on the Durham Bulls season, so now we’re in a holding pattern.
I’ve also gotten some projects done at the new house. I moved to a new townhome right about the same time all this began and have pretty much settled in! There are still some projects to get done but I’m happy with everything so far.
Cooking has always been a fun hobby for me, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen; trying new recipes and recreating some others. My favorite one being a ridiculously simple sausage and kale soup. The recipe is originally from Taste of Home but, instead of Italian sausage, I use turkey sausage. The finished product is freaking incredible if I do say so myself!
I also found time to keep up my flippin’ sweet clarinet skills (😏). Jude Smith put out a challenge on Instagram for instrumentalists to tackle the solo in his new tune “566-5566.” Artists had to learn it by ear and Jude picked his favorites to be featured on his Instagram.
Perhaps it would’ve been a tad easier if I was a guitarist. Alas, I had to not only learn it by ear but find the correct combination of notes on my clarinet to decode this masterful 30 seconds of music. It took many days, some cursing, and about 100 takes to get it at least somewhat right. Although I didn’t get featured, more than 200 people have seen it and I believe I did it justice. Have a listen!
And as always, I’ve tried to keep my photography game going. Mainly with some pics taken while on walks in the neighborhood as most parks and other places are closed. Check out my photography page for a couple of new ones.
Whew! I think that about covers it. How you doing? How you feeling? This time has been incredibly weird and tough for everyone, but I hope you’ve found something to do that helps you get through this. Whether that’s sitting on the couch binging your favorite show, cleaning cobwebs out of the attic, or going for a walk everyday.
Feel free to drop me a line to let me know what you’ve been up to during this time or even if you need to talk.
Much love, friends!