Wednesday August 18 2021

Waking up around noon.

 

Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Blueberries, and Almond Milk. Irish Breakfast Tea.

 

Working out at the gym.

 

Egg Sandwich with Spinach and Tomato. Salt n Vinegar Chips with Avocado. Coffee.

 

Teaching lessons at Music Makers.

 

After lessons there’s a band jam but only Thomas and Billy. I invited Megan to hang out and sing for fun. We’re not very productive but it’s good for the boys to just play through some ideas and songs.

 

Back home. Ana cooked a quick dinner: Bean Tacos with Cabbage. I add Mackerel.

 

Cleaning the kitchen.

 

Catching up on business.

 

Melon. Donuts.

 

Researching.

 

Tuesday August 17 2021

Waking up at noon.

 

Breakfast Bar. Tea.

 

Catching up on business – running errands.

 

Scrambled Eggs. Toast. Spinach. Chips with Avocado. Coffee.

Watching Beckett (2021).

 

Teaching lessons at Music Makers.

 

Got an early exit so I try my hand in adult basketball at the Rec. Nothing substantial to speak of on my end but I definitely burn some calories running up and down the courts.

 

Picking up the phone and stuff from Music Makers – talking with Allyson and Rebecca afterwards about the struggles some of our kids have.

 

Leftover Spaghetti Noodles with Kale and Garlic Bread.

 

Catching up on business.

 

Later on, at the studio, Ana just got off work – she’s exhausted from having to train new employees all the time. We practice a few Musicplayer tunes in preparation for a gig coming up.

 

Monday August 16 2021

Waking up just before noon.

 

Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Blueberries, and Almond Milk. Irish Breakfast Tea.

 

Working out at the gym.

Banana.

 

Scrambled Eggs. Spinach. Toast with Butter and Jam. Coffee.

Watching Beckett (2021).

 

Teaching lessons at Music Makers.

 

Back home. Cooking dinner for Ana and I: Peas, Cauliflower, Carrots, Japanese Style Fried Rice, and Sardines.

We watch the documentary about Val Kilmer called Val (2021). Very emotional and profound.

 

Chores.

 

Pineapple and Yogurt.

 

Later on, I practice on the acoustic guitar at the studio.

 

Sunday August 15 2021

Waking up around noon.

 

Breakfast Bar. Tea.

 

Catching up on business.

 

At the ELO space helping Rebecca pick up the room after dance classes. Broadway stuff is coming up and there’s a lot to sort out.

 

Scrambled Eggs. Spinach. Leftover Pancakes. Coffee.

Watching Untold: Malice at the Palace (2021).

 

Catching up on more business.

 

After Ana gets off work we grab some sushi at Fuji Yama.

Enjoying Tuna and Salmon Rolls with Vegetable Tempura.

 

Then, we practice music at the studio for a long time.

 

Snacks.

 

Bike ride.

 

Saturday August 14 2021

Waking up around noon.

 

Cereal with Banana, Strawberries, and Almond Milk. Tea.

 

Teaching a few lessons at Music Makers.

 

Scrambled Eggs. Spinach. Toast with Butter and Jam. Coffee.

 

Catching up on business and my to-do list.

 

Running errands.

 

Cooking dinner for Ana and I: Brown Rice Quinoa Spaghetti with Broccoli, Carrots, Mushrooms, Onions, Tomato Sauce, and French Baguette.

 

Later on, we practice some music at the studio.

 

Pineapple and Yogurt.

 

Chores.

 

Relax.

 

Friday August 13 2021

Waking up at 11:30 a.m.

 

Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Strawberries, and Almond Milk. Irish Breakfast Tea.

 

At the ELO space to help Rebecca with the Day Camp camps. They’re performing a 15 minute play about a pirate and a sea monster becoming friends. I had to set up a bunch of chairs for the parents and family to watch. And I’m a pirate extra. It went over really well with all the curtains and lights.

 

Afterwards, Ana and I link up with Karen Glaze and Wanda at Simple Eats for lunch in celebration of my mom’s birthday. We brought some flowers and picture of mom to sit at the table. It’s nice to talk to them – they’re a strong connection with my mom.

 

Later, at Music Makers watering the plants and talking with Allyson about the business of the day.

 

Then, at Elevation 27 – Ladada is opening up for The Relief. We do our raw and rippin’ 45 minute set – things don’t go like we planned at practice but the energy is alive and very much Ladada.

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After that I hightail it from Hilltop to Shadowlawn to see Community Witch and Snake Mountain Revival at Back Bay. I can’t even remember the last time they did a show up here in the attic. We’re packed in here like sardines – everyone sweating and breathing hot and heavy. It’s very nostalgic and freeing (even though it was suffocating). There’s some great moments during SMR’s set where you can’t escape the music madness. I’m dancing and swaying right in the center of the action – banging my head to every kick drum beat.

 

Fish Tacos.

 

On my way to the car I find Wes chillin’ with a gang of people he nor I doesn’t know – they’ve got a 24 pack of Miller and start shot gunning beers. 

 

Back home. Ana and I make fire in the bedroom – much needed for the both of us.