Sugar and Spice and Puppy Dog Tails

Hello Trick-or-Treaters!

I can’t believe it was a year ago that I had finished recording my “A Broom With A View” CD and was waiting for its printing, to get ready for sale by September 21st.  It’s amazing to me how everything was finished in time for Halloween – tracking vocals, strings, keyboards, Jamie’s guitar and bass, Brian’s cello, Micah’s drums, Molly’s meows.

But I will admit that I was rather Kamikaze about getting everything finished and out the door.  I didn’t take any major breaks or vacations during the recording process (except for one Saturday where I blasted the air conditioning and slept all day long … ahhhhhhh).  My back went out from the stress of the deadline last year because I had decided in February to do a full-length CD instead of another 5-track EP.  Tallyho!

And I came down with pneumonia in November, which made a wasteland of my lungs until about this past March.  Tallyho!

Ah, but the CD was finished.  However, next time I think I need to integrate more breaks and little vacations.  Like this year.  I think riding in the front of a speedboat is one of my favorite things ever.  I like to pretend I’m a ship’s figurehead, but inside I feel like a puppy dog with an excitedly wagging tail.  It’s such a happy-making thing. 

So are bonfires and quality marshmallow time.  Goo can be so glorious.

Well, speaking of goo, I have some goooood news: I’m going to be in two magazines next month.  I’ll announce them on facebook/twitter/myspace when they’re out.