Sunday, December 08, 2013

A fun gathering

It's been an old rainy day here. The weatherman said the temps would go up to the high 50s but he was misinformed. 
Each time I went out today dime-sized drops of rain pinged my face. I think rain made the day feel colder than it was.
I know my blog friends who live where it REALLY gets cold think I'm a wus, but when your used to fairly warm weather, it seems colder than it really is.
Our songwriting group braved the weather and came this evening to drink Jilda's special hot apple cider. 
This is a remarkable group of folks. Both Jilda and I feel blessed to call them our friends. 
We formed the group in June of 2012 and since then, all but one has completed CD projects and he's currently recording his now. We've played more gigs, written more songs, and learned more about the craft of songwriting than ever before. 
We've laid the groundwork for a book on how we approach the craft and business of songwriting.
We challenge each other without competing. We support and encourage each other to be the very best that we can be. No egos are allowed in this group.
I think the coming year will be even more productive and remarkable for our little group.
I'm excited.
On another note, I reached the milestone of 500 Followers today when Kathy W. stopped by. I'm humbled and flattered.

Jilda is still Santa'tizing our great room. This one appeared this morning.


  1. It's off-and-on rainy in the Atlanta area, too. Last week, it was warm enough to have all the windows open, so I'm glad it's a little cooler anyhow.

    Congrats on the 500 followers. That's quite a milestone!

  2. I hear you on the cold. We're used to 80 degree Christmas days, and this past week has been in the 40s and 50s. It feels extremely cold to me, but I realize it's nothing compared to other parts of the country. So I feel lucky. And it's supposed to warm up this week!

  3. Oh yes - and a big congratulations on 500 followers!

  4. Sounds like a great group and wonderful friends as well. Congratulations on 500 followers!

  5. Congratulations on 500 followers... I know cold is relative, there are days I think it is cold and then I hear of places with -40 and colder, that is in Celsius :)

  6. There was frost on the grass this morning in San Diego. It was pretty exciting.

    My husband put up the Christmas tree last night. He tried to lay out the train, but one track is missing?? Sad, really.

  7. Hi Rick! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your now at 501 because I just became a follower of yours. Love your header by the way! I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts! Take care!

  8. Anonymous1:31 PM

    You deserve 5000 followers!!

  9. Awwwwww yay for Jilda's santa-tising of your home!! Here's to lots of songs and great hot apple cider yet to come from you gals and guys!! Fantastic! Take care

  10. I read that last line with my glasses off and thought is said

  11. Jilda: keep on keeping on "Santatizing".... It looks wonderful!
    Happy hugs to you and your friends who are songwriters. It sounds like you have a tight-knit group of friends...and that is wonderful thing.
    Congratulations on your blog following list reaching 500. What a milestone!
    Sending you and Jilda hugs....

  12. Congrats on your 500th follower Rick. You have a truly wonderful blog sir.


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