31 December 2015

Donuts! Round things with lots of sugar...

I have traveled many different paths, but didn't think I'd get back to baking. I did baking for one summer on off-shore drilling rigs. In the next few days I'll be cleaning up a bakery that went out of business and preparing to open a donut shop. It will make donuts, pastries, muffins, and then also serve waffle and omelette breakfasts.

It will be called Lilly's, after a young friend of mine who is supposed to be joining in the operation of it. She is, sadly, also waiting to hear about another job application. I'm keeping the name anyway. Previously known as "The Bakers Stone". I think it should be "The Baker's Stone." There are some web links to the old name so we are including it as part of Lilly's logo. If anybody calls on their old phone number we'll just have to answer, "Lilly's Baker's Stone" although we are not going to emphasize it in marketing. The logo still includes both names.

I've never, ever, enjoyed getting up early. For years I could barely get any sleep until about 4am to about 7am. Now I don't have that problem, but now I have to get up then. I envy all you folks who are able to do that successfully. Hope it gets easier.

Lilly's is a new challenge, and I really have to thank my friends who have helped with the funding of it. Working out all the details will be a interesting. I am confident that Lilly's will be successful.

You'll want to come by and check us at when you are in Republic, WA.

23 November 2015

It is amazing how time flies. Without looking I couldn't tell you how long it has been since I did a blog. Been way to busy with other priorities. However, I realize that I want to get it updated again and try to be active with new blogs. Lots of luck with that, eh?

I will be trying to get the links here updated and will again try to be interesting -- or not.

At this moment I have a CD of Christmas Carols that I arranged for Clarinet, Flute, and Cello and still have copies available for sale. I am also finishing the Cello music CD and am taking pre-orders for it. For either, just send me an email at danielhay@gmail.com

So, how's that for getting caught up? I have a handful of computers running various projects. This computer just arrived today. Janet and I both have refurbished Acer Chrombooks. Just by chance they are matching units.

Thanks for your visit -- stimulate me to stay active here.

10 December 2013

Do you think...

I made a promise 44 years ago not to share the lyrics below with anybody. I'm breaking that promise now so it does not become something I forget to do in my old age. In a way I broke that promise before because I put the words into song and did sing it from time to time for others, but I never showed the text to anybody. In those days I wrote a lot of folk tunes on guitar, and this was one. The words are about me and her feelings that my family was moving away...and I have ALWAYS felt very special that somebody loved me with all of her heart. Of course, we grew apart, but this song has always been warmth in my heart and over the past ten years has often pulled me out of the wreckage of my life and given me hope that someday...somewhere...somebody cares. (Thanks from the depths of my heart, my being, and my soul Miss Debbie G., Hastings, Nebraska) Feel free to share this and perhaps it will find its way back to her, and maybe she will forgive my breach of promise.


Do you think it is possible to love someone at the age of twelve? Think about it, I for one know the answer. Yes it is possible, it happened to me. I'm the luckiest person in the world. I have the chance to care about the only person I want.

He is warm, friendly, considerate, and funny, but most of all he is all mine. I'm happy with him, yet because of him, I'm sad. To lose someone you care about is a great loss. A loss that will happen to me. Not far in the future is that fateful day when I have to say good-bye to him.

I will miss him, oh, so very much, because I care about him and love him. Someday I hope to see him again. Yes, again. When I don't know. All I know is that I will miss him, and want him, so much. Yes, so very much.