Friday, September 22, 2006

Happy Birthday to ME! :)

I had a great birthday yesterday. Yes, I had to do a bunch of "mom" stuff but I did get to go out to dinner with my hubby. The restaurant gave me a free piece of pie, too. ;)

Karl has been asking me what he could get for me for my birthday and after investigating everything.... we went and bought a PIANO!! ;) It will be here tomorrow so I will have to post a picture of it then. I used to play the piano every day... back in the good 'ol days. I took piano lessons for many years while growing up then life kind of got in the way. My dad bought an old upright piano for me before Jessica was born and I intended to teach piano lessons to help us out financially but after Jess came along and we "lived" in the hospital and barely managed to get through one crisis after another, the idea of teaching piano lessons fell by the wayside. With Karl being a full-time student and all we were going through we kept saying that eventually we would spend the time and money to refurbish the old piano. The keys are real ivory and breaking, many keys stick, the sound is pretty bad, etc, so it didn't get played much... then not at all. I forgot to mention that the lady we bought our piano from had refinished it back in the '50s and put an "antique" finish on it. LOL... it's quite ugly.. and has been our TV stand for the last several years. lol. I'll have to post a picture of our old piano and then our new piano after the new one arrives. :)

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! I have to say that this birthday was much better than two years ago when I turned the BIG FOUR-OH! Jess had just been admitted into hospice, she was having lung bleeds almost daily and for my 40th birthday we bought me a recliner to have in Jessica's bedroom so I could be in there day and night while she was dying. And she was dying.

How amazing that Jessica is doing so much better and that she has been OUT of hospice for a year now. A miracle. Nothing less.


Anonymous said...

Oh Nancy, Glad you had a great Birthday and a Piano too, I am one, but still in a shipping container as we have been building a new home for 3 years, ok we in it now and after closer inspection the varnish is cracking so its going to be re-varnished or what ever they do before it comes into the house.,, God its going to be great to start playing again,

then we can both annoy the hell out of Dan:)
Once again glad you had a good day..

Anonymous said...

Takes more than a couple of old girls plinking on a pia-pia-piano to rattle me ;)

Nancy Jensen said...

Even if we play off-key? Or how about the BUM symphony?

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy :)

You should look into the "Suzuki" method for Jessica. It's a great way to teach beginners.... I know there were some Suzuki teachers in the area at some point, but I can't remember names or anything... BTW I LOVE your new piano! How awesome! And you super cool "Oasis"... I'm jealous!!!!!! :) ~Tammy