The Memory Tree

We made the drive to the Birmingham Zoo to pick out the Gainey Family Christmas Tree as is our tradition (way too many bad Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation jokes fly around here at this time of year) after yoga on Saturday. I am usually so excited for this day, but as we walked into the … More The Memory Tree

On Glitches, Gurgles, and Gobbles: A Thanksgiving Postscript

Part of our front yard with new sewer and drainage lines…it looks like a scene from ‘Mad Max at the Thunder Dome’. It is pretty amazing looking back on our now fifteen Thanksgivings and (soon to be) Christmases at Chez Gainey and realizing that on four or five of those holidays, we had plumbing emergencies … More On Glitches, Gurgles, and Gobbles: A Thanksgiving Postscript

On the Gifts of Home: A Bit of This and That

Outside the UAB Department of Music after an afternoon recording session. It is that time of the semester where everyone- students and professors alike- are stressed and exhausted, counting the days until the Thanksgiving break. The last weeks have been filled with wonderful things; recital tours, Dan’s retirement, my book going to print…and anxiety-inspiring things; … More On the Gifts of Home: A Bit of This and That