It's been a nine month journey putting this CD out. It reminds me of birthing a baby. Now it's time to have the christening. I have been lucky enough to find three great musicians to join me for this special show: Brenda Fisher, Kevin Smith and Mike Nass. Tickets are on sale and are already selling. Be sure to get yours soon. The CD is being very well received and is getting airplay locally.
In addition to the CD journey, my life has completely changed in these last nine months, too. I'm finding myself without children in my home for the first time in 40 years. People have asked me if I miss it. Without hesitation, I always reply "no." I can sleep when I want and eat when I want. I can read or practice. I can write whenever inspiration hits. What is there to miss? I also work with children and get more than my share of hugs during the week. Do I miss my grandchildren? Yes, I do. But, now I get to be their grandmother and will see them soon. I feel liberated, and it's about time.
At the end of my second 20-year relationship, I am now in another one. This time, I am not with another musician, but I am with someone in the music field who has been invaluable in getting this CD finished and out. He helped produce and master it, and recorded three of the songs and all of the memoirs. His advice has kept me on track without him being pushy and without me feeling overwhelmed. Our meeting was very serendipitous and timely.
I'm still reeling from all of the changes and the wondrous things that have occurred lately, but I'll take it all in stride, just like everything else that's come my way over the years. Thankfully, this time it all seems to be positive. I just hope I can ride this wave for a while.