With the album in mastering phase at Indigo Groove Studio, I'm turning my attention to making some travel cajons, for pre-order by folks attending the URJ Biennial in a couple of weeks.
I've already sold one, and can bring up to four more with me. If you're going to Biennial and want to pre-order a little travel cajon, contact me and we'll make sure you can pick one up on the first full day of the Biennial (Weds Dec 11).
It's been a busy week, with me co-hosting a local open mic at Whelan's, helping put the last of the vegetable beds to sleep for the winter at home, and lining up my plans for a Shabbaton I'll be doing right after Thanksgiving. I'm also getting all my ducks in a row, so to speak, so that when I pick up the master on Sunday I can get right to work on CD duplication and preparing the master for digital distribution.
Meanwhile, this will be my last Shabbat at home for a little while. So tonight it's candlelight, snuggles with Sweetie and Yofi the Lap-Warming Cat, and some film noir on the couch with cozy slippers, an afghan and some hot tea to ward off the early winter chill (tonight's low here in Portland will be in the mid-30s).
I am grateful for all the gifts of this life, including my loved ones, creativity and friends, and the cold snap of early winter days that make me draw my breath in sharply and remind me of the miracle of living.
May the end of the week bring you reminders of the blessings in your life, and time to give thanks for them.
Happy Friday and Shabbat Shalom.