Monday, May 4, 2009

The Powerhouse duo

My long lost piano has finally found it's way into my home!

[Actually it was only taking a short vacation at my mom's house because there was no way I was letting anyone haul that thing up a flight of narrow stairs, never mind the fact that it would have to be tipped to make it around the top corner of said stairs!]

Kendall and his good friend Kurtis saved their afternoon to get my piano and bring it home, and now I am so excited and glad to be able to play whenever I want.

Of course, usually, I feel like I play every day for the few weeks after a piano rejuvenation or tuning and then go back to only playing occasionally or when I have time. However, I really underestimate how much I play it and benefit from it. I still remember how much piano has been a release for me at the end of the night. How much it really works up my emotions and frustrations of the day and plays them out through music and then helps me relax and go to sleep.

Here is a picture of me at my senior recital. That was probably the best I've ever played and ever will play...but there is always hope that I will take up lessons again and really commit :)

I am really happy to be able to reunite with my passion for music. Kendall and I are trying to make the piano corner into a music/instrument corner. My saxophone and guitar are there and he wants to put his trumpet there too. Once we get our minor [and major] house repairs in order, we are going to buy a stand for the sax and trumpet. It will be fun. Maybe we are the next Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker....the Power trumpet/sax duo! haha. I'm a nerd but believe it or not, the duo was Kendall's idea, I just backed him up with the name dropping of the greats!


J&&K said...

I'm so jealous. I want a piano and the mad skills to make music with that instrument. Or any instrument for that matter! How did you end up so GIFTED?! I admire that in you alot

the tim gailey home said...

no idea kendall played the trumpet. but what am i going to do without your bueatiful piano for lessons now? so, whens the concert?

Jason and Keri said...

Sometimes I wish I hadn't stopped playing either! We all went to Carnegie and then I was like andddd done. haha. Yes we live in power ranch! the vineyards! You're a good guesser!!

J&&K said...

i just finished season 8 with NO IDEA it was the final of the series! I pretty much cried..
Heroes sounds like a hit but i don't think I could ever get into it... it's just too superman for me.. i prefer real life drama or at least real life possibilities over fantasy.. haha