I have my dulcimer set up where I can watch the birds at my feeder. i play music for them and they turn their little heads as if they're listening (actually they're probably listening for a cat). They especially like "Little Birdie".
I am to the point that I have either got to learn to sing better or find someone who wants to sing with me. I have learned to play too many songs with cute lyrics. My daughter-in-law and my daughter sing well, but they both are so busy that we can't seem to find the time to practice.
I did get to play for the people who came to a benefit dinner for a friend who has cancer. It was good for me to get over being afraid to play by myself. The next time i won't be so scared.
Every time I visit here I find so much to read and I've found more sites to download tab. You all are a gold mine of information and encouragement. God bless you all.
I am counting the days until the dulcimer gathering at Cumberland Gap. Lord willing, I want to travel a lot this spring and summer and fall, camping as I go. I am actually going to try to write a travel book about a 65-year old grandmother and cancer survivor, hitting the road and camping with a pug and a dulcimer. Why not? Having cancer made me a little bit fearless.
I want to walk the Greenbrier Trail this summer. Some of the people I take dulcimer lessons with want to go, too, so hopefully, we can get a group together and walk it in sections. It is 75 miles long. I am taking physical therapy now, and had an MRI of my back done, and there is nothing terribly wrong there. My right knee is pretty much shot, and a knee replacement may be in the near future, but not until I do the walk. I went to the foot doctor because of neuropathy caused by the chemo, and he is helping me with my feet.
All I need now is a soft case for my dulcimer and a good pair of hiking shoes and I'll be ready to walk. If we camp overnight, I want to take my dulcimer and hope i have enough strength left to play it beside the river. We'll see.