Good Morning Everyone -
So, I think that I should note that if I am going to blob, then it is not going to be as eventful as I would hope. Well, I guess I should clarify - at work, I don't have my photos with me. So, it makes it kind of hard to use the typical visual aids that I would normally offer up to you. BUT ALAS! That does not mean that I can't write! By golly - So, here are my ramblings on a Monday Morning - way too early to be rambling , but I am done with my Billing tickets so, I am going to go forth and ramble away... TAKE THAT!
My eldest sister, Aislinn, has always been fantastic at including me in things that her ward does. I know that I am not a member of her ward, but I feel very much a part of her ward. Last year, she invited me to sing in their Stake Choir - which I LOVED doing - and this year she invited me back.
Now, for those of you that don't know, I love to sing. I am not always the BEST at the singing thing - and I know that - BUT, I do love to sing and will sing frequently. So, being involved in something like this is JUST what I need. If our own Stake did something like this (AND had a director as cool as Leeann) then I would probably sing there... but Right now they don't, so I will give my talents to Aislinn's stake.
Now - we have gotten off track... (I do that a lot if you haven't noticed). Last night was the first rehearsal. We are singing my most favorite song, Oh Holy Night. With a nice HIGH B at the end of it. Now, I have been sick, and I currently cannot hit this note without sounding like a stuck cow - but I did sing fairly high most of the night. My throat is killing me this morning. Is it worth it? I think that it is - but at the same time, I really hate having a sore throat.
In addition to that, we have a couple ladies that haven't figured out that a good choir makes ONE sound. They sing Together - not above someone else. I actually found myself dropping out last night because I really felt that the other ladies were so overpowering, that I was not needed. And, I am already debating about taking up the Second Soprano this year, over a first - just because I think that a few extra lower voices may be necessary to save the sound.
Either way, I am very happy to participate in this yet again. I was Hoping that the Youngest would be involved in it this year, and maybe she still will be-
Also - this session caused me to finally get off my Tookus - and I went on a search last night for Missa Mormonis. AND, I found most of what I was looking for. It's not easy to find - but once I figured out who the composer was, I was able to locate it on a song by song basis. It also got me in the gear of practicing the piano for Christmas songs. I think that it would be fun to actually have a few that I could play decently before december ... :D
So, there are my ramblings for a monday morning - I am sorry that there are no pictures for you .... maybe tomorrow I will remember my flash drive. :D