Musings of a new dad

Filed under: — joe @ 10:03 am

I woke up at quarter after seven this morning.

To most of you, that is not a big deal at all and a lot of you probably get up earlier than that. But I’m a musician who stays up until 3am and wakes up some time between 10am and noon. Early mornings and I do not get along. However, that was all before I became a dad. Now I’m up early and trying to entertain a four month old by making faces, shaking rattles and watching my little girl grow up far too quick… all before my first cup of coffee!

Rhonda went back to work earlier this year so I’ve been doing the whole stay at home dad thing since then. If you told me that I’d be staying at home during the day with my kid when I was a teenager or in my twenties, I would have told you that you were crazy. Turns out that it’s pretty awesome and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. For the first time in my life, I don’t mind getting up early at all.

Also, I really got into cooking last year and I’m pretty sure it was a byproduct of my Food Network HD addiction. Last Christmas my gifts changed from the previous year’s video games and movies to dutch ovens and spices. Go figure. Today I’m slow cooking some chili (Thanks to my brother Brian for the recipe!) for our weekly Lost get together tonight with our friends Aaron and Candice. Thanks to the writers strike ending, we can look forward to a few more get togethers this tv season!

I mentioned a month or so ago that I was having writers block… thankfully, I seemed to have made it through and finished up a couple of songs. Now I need to figure out if they’ll make it on the next EP or wait until another record. It feels good to finally finish something… there’s nothing worse for me than having some random ideas that never flesh out. Now I’m looking forward to hammering out a few more and getting back in a groove again.

Lastly, I just watched the new Indiana Jones trailer on Good Morning America and it’s stinking awesome! I can’t believe we’re getting another movie (Raiders is in my Top 3 of all time) and as soon as that classic theme started I was sold.

Ok, the little munchin is stirring out of her nap so I’m off to play peek-a-boo…

Take care,

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