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Problem Fixed!!!

on December 28, 2008 - 2:52pm

Well, again ebay is my friend. I just won a clarinet for less than $110, including shipping! Wooooooooooooo! Now I gotta find my music, easier said than done. Should have time, it wont ship until Jan. 5th.

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What Voice?

on December 26, 2008 - 7:27pm

Well, nothing like loosing one's voice the day after Christmas. With spending most of my day at work on the phone it's a good thing that I had today off. My husband is probably happy, he hasn't had to listen to me try and sing along with my music. Finished my 2nd pot of Coffee, hot liquid + sore throat = good feeling.

Oh well.... I hope that everyone had a good Christmas. Spent a lot of time with friends and family, ate a lot of good food and listened to a lot of good Holiday music (of course I mean Josh's Noel).

Much love to all from East Texas!

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It's CHRISTmas

on December 23, 2008 - 7:25pm

I hope that everyone is spending this Christmas with someone that they love. I'll be with my family, and loving every minute of it. Stay safe, stay happy and remember why we celibrate CHRISTmas. Much love to you all!!

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A REAL HOUSE!

on December 21, 2008 - 4:08pm

Okay, I know that my first entry was on the sad side, but I have good news for this one!

As part of our Christmas present, my parents paid off our lot here in town!

So this means that sometime this next year we get to build a REAL house. No more renting, and just throughing money away. I get to have a house with a yard (no more walking Cope on his leash). I know it means that I have to do the up keep, but with working for a builder it's not like I don't know people that I can get help from.

I'm just excited to be just around that corner from a real house.

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Power of Music

on December 20, 2008 - 8:53pm

Having played the piano since I was 6 and the clarinet since I was 12, I've long known about the power that music has, but not really understood it until this summer.

Back on July 31, 2008 I lost a co-worker and very close friend in a car accedent. She was hit from behind and forced into on coming trafic (an 18 wheeler) right infront of her house. That night after my boss called me and told me what happened, I got my iPod and just started flipping through the songs. I finally stopped on Josh's "To Where You Are" and listened to it a dozen times or more that night. The lines "Deep in the stillness, I can hear you speak, You're still an insperation" rang true.

My friend, Jackie, was one of the kindest people you could ever find. She never met a person, or an animal, that she didn't like. We joked that her house was the local SPCA shelter. I try to make sure and tell me friends and family that they mean more to me than they will ever know since you don't know if that time you say good bye will be the last.

I still have a hard time with the loss of Jackie, but the music keeps me going. I don't get to play the piano much these days, I really don't want to try and get an upright into a second floor apartment, but like my Mom would let me have the piano. Everytime I go to my Mom and Dad's I try and get some practice time in. I don't get a lot of practice time in on the clarinet either considering it got stolen. I've looked into getting a "new" one, and should be able to get something this next year.

Music has always been an important part of my life. Every song that I hear Josh sing has a way to pull at your heart strings and/or make you really take a step back and make you think. You know, it's what music is supposed to do.

Make sure that you tell people what they mean to you, remember that the power of music can help heal, and through God all things are possible.

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