Time Off and A Normal Life


I first have to apologize for being gone for so long. My intention was get back to making videos and teaching as soon as I got back from vacation.

Once we got back, we had to get everything ready for Amber’s knee surgery. Once it was over I decided to take a few days off to get back into the swing of things. What I discovered is that I haven’t lead a normal life since I first joined the USAF in 1989. After being in the service for less than 6 months, I started taking college classes at night. I never really just went home and did nothing. I was always working during the day and then going to class at night.

Once I got out of the Air Force I started working full time while going to college full time. My nights were usually filled with work or homework depending on the day. Just as that was ending I started to perform at night and then got married. For my entire married life, I have either been going to a show, preparing for a show or now teaching or preparing to teach.

I have to say that I am really just enjoying life for the first time in my adult life. Now I go home and visit with Sandy and Amber, do a few things around the house and watch some TV with them. I am getting to be very, very spoiled. I never realized how much fun relaxing with the family on a daily basis can be. Usually I am jumping from lesson to lesson or processing a video or helping someone on a project.

I don’t know how long that I will be out, but it just feels good to actually go to bed and get up seven hours later instead of four hours later.

Now I get to spend time with Omega, my 18 year old tabby instead of letting him sleep for me. :-)

Don’t worry, I won’t be gone forever, but it may be a week or so before I decide to give up the good life.

Posted by Kelly Griner   @   9 May 2012
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May 9, 2012
8:31 pm
#1 scott :

Good for you Kelly. Even when you are back keep some time for you and your great family.

Author May 9, 2012
9:07 pm

Thanks, Scott. Right now I am having a blast!

May 10, 2012
1:31 pm
#3 Mandy :

Don’t worry about anything. Relax and have fun! Life’s too short to not relax. You’ll get bored with it soon enough probably (I don’t mean spending time with the family) I mean sitting and watching TV. That is sooo boring. Cya soon!

Author May 10, 2012
2:08 pm


Thanks, but I’m really enjoying the TV time with the family. I noticed that the banjo had a film of dust in it last night and it made me laugh.


May 11, 2012
3:54 pm
#5 Mandy :

Haha, yeah that’s pretty funny. Mine does too actually! I’ve been playing dulcimer a lot lately. I say go with the flow of it, whatever relaxes you is great. Plus spending time with family is always great.

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