Sally, I got my ukelele at an instrument store in VA because I wanted to try them out in person first. They're available for under 50 bucks on Amazon! I had many years of (forced) piano lessons so the uke has been pretty easy to pick up, but the problem is that my fingers are so weak due to my joint condition.
I can finger all these chords but they sound awful because I don't have the finger strength to hold down the strings all the way. I'm hoping I can build up the strength gradually without exacerbating any joint pain.
There are a few pop songs with the ukelele, with Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" being my favorite because it's my wedding song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
I can play it now -- very poorly.
My foot's all better, thank you! It's so interesting how quickly the muscle injury healed compared to the broken bone a few years back.
Additional plans for today: make kale chips (I'm obviously not efficient with this because it takes me hours); start ornamental sweet potatoes by following @HollyAnnS
's directions; shovel out my elderly neighbor