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I'm Thankful For...

Rae Hering

A list. A very short list, but an honest one.

I'm thankful for my hanging succulent plants. Every time I look at them I think about how they started out as one small plant. I think about how we all have the potential for such abundant growth!

 
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I'm thankful for my patrons. The connections and friendships that are forming on Patreon literally keep me going every day.

I'm thankful that dark chocolate exists. 

I'm thankful for the challenge of learning new things, like how to make my own album artwork. I never knew that's a thing I could do until it became a necessity and I did it! Funny how that works...

 
 

I'm thankful for my husband Jonathan who has the rare ability to think up creative ways to help me with my music career and who has believed in me from the beginning.

I'm thankful for Simon the Cat who has a talent for being the perfect cuddly reprieve when I'm working too hard.

 
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I'm thankful for warm cups of tea and comfy clothes at the end of the day.

I'm thankful for intermittent fasting, which keeps me healthy and grounded and feeling totally not guilty for the big Thanksgiving feast I'm about to it!

I'm thankful for YOU. Thanks for spending some time on my website to read this post.

What are you thankful for this year?

Pre-Order Your 2018 Simon the Cat Calendar!

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NOTE: The 2018 photos aren't available yet, but if you'd like to get an idea of what they'll look...

Click below to view the 2017 photos!

 
 

Nothing working for that sore throat?

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What’s a musician to do with three shows this week and a raspy throat that makes her sound like Scuttle in the Little Mermaid??  Well, let’s open up the pantry…zicam, airborne, lemon, honey, zinc, garlic, chicken broth, vitamin C, throat coat tea, neti pot, cough drops, apple cider vinegar…

OK, I’ve got enough vitamins and superfoods to start a homeopathy side business, but even still, sometimes a cold manages to kick my I’m-sick-so-I-get-to-sit-on-the-couch-and-watch-Netflix butt! (Hey, any excuse will do 🤧 😬)

Point is, this up-and-down weather’s got me keeping Kleenex in steady business this year and it’s likely you’re in the same 2-play boat.  Thankfully, I learned of a new trick to bolster my medicine bag when I visited Music City Tea yesterday… 

 
Jenny, owner of Music City Tea, pouring me up some tea to taste.

Jenny, owner of Music City Tea, pouring me up some tea to taste.

 

First of all, I just love visiting this locally owned and operated teashop.  I go there to stock up on this killer Black Water Fairy Oolong that's sourced straight from the Chinese province that the owner, Jenny, comes from; her family has been making green, white, black and oolong teas in the Wuyishan area of the Fujian Province for over three generations, and it tastes like it, too!

So I was about to head out the door with my oolong when Jenny noticed my hoarse voice and suggested Farmer’s Tea.  Well…OK, let’s give it a try!  Another great thing about this teashop is that you can try any of the teas before you buy.  Believe me, if you sit down at her tea table the teas will keep coming!  

 
Looks like  Simon , my Persian kitty, likes Farmer's Tea, too!  NO CAFFEINE, steep in boiling water for 5-10 sec.

Looks like Simon, my Persian kitty, likes Farmer's Tea, too!  NO CAFFEINE, steep in boiling water for 5-10 sec.

 

So I sat down and she poured me up some Farmer’s Tea with fair warning that it does not taste good.  After following her instructions to slurp (yes, noisily slurp), gargle, swallow, and repeat two more times I can say that indeed, you don’t drink Farmer’s Tea for the flavor; however, it doesn’t taste horrible.   

As yesterday progressed and a few hours went by I’ve gotta say my voice started doing much better!  Guys, I think I’ll be ready for my shows this week!  Next time I feel a cold coming on I’ll make sure to get the Farmer’s Tea out right away.

To check out Music City Tea’s various teas and tea sets, visit: www.musiccitytea.com

Simon Says...

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The King of Lazy is here to defend his throne.  So, what do you think Simon is saying in his dreams?  

Simon Says...

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CAT NIP!!!!!!!! (It can't be that complicated, right?)

What do you think Simon is saying?

Accordion Case Kitty Cat

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Simon the Cat, cuddling up in my accordion case.
Simon the Cat, cuddling up in my accordion case.

Brrr...it's cold out there.  Simon the Cat sure knows how to stay warm and comfy.  What do you like to do on a cold winter's day?

First Annual 2014 "Simon the Cat Calendar"

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I'll go ahead and admit that I've been thinking about making a Simon the Cat calendar ALL YEAR LONG! :)  Call me obsessed, Crazy Cat Lady, go ahead - both are kind of true.

I wasn't sure I would fulfill this creative inkling, but I got really got motivated to do it thinking about what great stocking stuffers these calendars will make for my friends and family who all love Simon as much as I do!

Now, given the nature of this particular creative medium (i.e.: the calendar), this project has a high propensity to be an annual one :)  For this first edition, I've pretty much selected my favorite photos from the five wonderful years I've had the honor of being Simon's friend.  Who knows what's to come for 2015....Enjoy!

P.S. - If you can't get enough of Simon the Cat, and also have a dire need to keep track of your schedule, you can order your very own 2014 Simon the Cat calendar for $20 + shipping (though the $ amount may lessen with the quantity of orders).  Email me at: raehering@yahoo.com if you're interested!

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"I'm Beside Myself!" - Simon the Cat

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I'm Beside Myself
I'm Beside Myself

Now that's one big Fur Ball! (on the left and the right!)

"I'm beside myself!" - Simon the Cat.

Owning a Persian cat is as rewarding as it is hard work.  After brushing Simon every day (mostly two times a day) for about a year now, the fur has piled up!

I got inspired to save it when I saw this blog post on people making clothing items from their pet's fur - check it out to see beautiful pictures of owners (wearing their pets' fur pieces) standing alongside their pets.

Now, when I've told people about this trend, I get a range of reactions from my friends thinking it's cool, too gross, or just weird.  Um....can you explain what's weird about making yarn out of fur??

Anyhow, I'm gonna do it!  I might need to keep collecting, but I'll make sure to update you when my creation is complete!