What a Wonderful Weekend!

I hope you all had a great weekend just like mine. I was finally able to attend one of hubby’s concerts and wow was I blown away. They have gotten really good!! I know I am biased but they are just an amazing group together. I love being on the road and meeting new people. It was really nice to get away from the ordinary. I really want to share the name of the band but for the time being I would like for this blog to be my very own place to vent or share my thoughts freely without judgement. I really haven’t invited any of my family or friends to this blog I want a group of people that don’t know me, I hope that makes sense.  I think in the future I may share it but for right now it’s my place.

Baby girl did so well on the trip even though she had a fever for the last two days. I love my baby girl to pieces she just brings me so much joy….my baby girl is growing up too fast. I would like another baby before I turn 30 but I don’t feel like we’re ready financially. I am also still a bit traumatized about my delivery experience well let’s just say my darling girl was not a very little baby, she was a whopping ten (10) pounds. On the other hand, I would do it all over again just for her.
Thanksgiving is in just a few days and this year we’re planning on spending the holiday weekend with my darling husband’s family. I am really looking forward to sharing the holiday with them. I know not many people get to say this but I just absolutely LOVE my mother and father in law. They are truly the parents I never had…I don’t remember if I mentioned this but I was raised by my grandparents and my aunt/uncle. Don’t get me wrong I love my family and they raised me right but a part of me still wished I had that mother/daughter or father/daughter relationship it was hard to watch my cousins have what I always wanted growing up. My MIL and FIL have given that to me they make me feel like I am their daughter and they are people I really respect. I thank god for all my blessings.

 

 

Native American Community

After a wonderful three day weekend I am dreading the week ahead. It’s going to be full of meetings, trainings, and an endless stack of paperwork. There are aspects of my job that I like and then there are parts of it that I really dread.

On the home front hubby left for yet another mini tour this morning. This time they will be in Phoenix, AZ; Riverside, CA; San Carlos, AZ; Gallup, NM and finally home on Sunday night. I am really glad they are booking more shows this year and I really hope it picks up in the future. Musicians often joke that they are paying their dues,well, that’s where this band is at right now. Paying their dues but there’s always hope. Hope that maybe someone in that audience that they play for is a scout. Hope that soon it will all be well worth the sacrifices, time, energy, and money. I for one would just love to see Native Americans break into mainstream music, that for me would just be amazing.

I have been pondering on a subject over the weekend, that is quite a sensitive one for the Native American community. The use of Native American culture, traditions, art, and designs in mainstream media/fashion by non natives. For example, the recent music video by the popular band No Doubt and most recently the use of a Native American headdress on Victoria’s Secret’s runways (For the record, both have apologized for doing so). Even fashion at this very moment is very inspired by Native American Art and Designs as I observed walking through our local mall. As far as the fashion goes I can’t say I was offended at first to see Native American inspired clothing on the racks of my favorite store, actually, I was excited and somewhat proud, thinking wow, we’re mainstream! Then, I started thinking about the business side of things. I thought I wonder how much money these companies are making using these designs and my mind automatically went back to the Native American Artist at the Santa Fe Indian Market. Will they have to lower their prices now because these are now available at a lower price? Because they have to be made in China, right?  How will this affect our artists? I went back and forth about the pros and cons. After all the battles I had with myself on the subject I came to one pro on my list that may benefit my native people. I thought maybe….. just maybe this will open doors for Native American Actors and Musicians because I can’t really see the Native American community upset about real Native Americans expressing their own culture in No Doubt’s music video or a Native American super model with a headdress in Victoria’s Secret’s runway show. I have even seen a recent music video by Nelly Furtado with actual Native American Hoop Dancers and that my friends is what I look forward to seeing a whole lot more.

 

 

Veteran’s Day Weekend

Good Morning from my side of the world.

The past few days have been very busy for me with work, and home. Hubby left for another two days of concerts one is a benefit concert and the other at a local college. I am feeling very thankful today not just because today is the end of my week (that’s just a bonus) but because it’s Veteran’s day weekend. Our community is small but each year we celebrate our local Veterans with a parade and a community meal. I really do enjoy this time of year. In the fall I am always reminded to count my blessings and to be thankful. Here are just a few things I am thankful for in this moment.

I am thankful for all the Veterans both active and retired for fighting for our freedom.

I am thankful for the Navajo Nation Code Talkers, they make me proud that I can speak my native language.

I am thankful for the families of each Veteran for their sacrifices.

Most of all I am thankful to be an American and although the election results weren’t what I had hoped for I will continue to respect and pray for our President. I hope you all have a wonderful Veteran’s Day Weekend.

 

It’s Friday Afternoon

I am so unbelievably glad it’s Friday Afternoon. 🙂

This week AND October have just gone by way too fast! So, I learned over the last two days that hubby will be on tour during New Year’s Day this year 😦 this will be the first New Year that we will be spending apart in the last ten years since we’ve been together. I’m sad about that but glad they’re booking more shows on the East Coast.

There aren’t any gigs booked for this weekend so we get to have a family weekend YAY!!! Plus, maybe a date night for hubby and I. It’s been way too long since we have had a chance to get out, just the two of us. I’m very much looking forward to that. Now hopefully I can find a babysitter.