I had a bit of a marathon day yesterday. First thing I spent time with Finale putting in the hymn, “Comfort, comfort ye my people” so that my choir could sing it in four parts and also in the key of G major. It is my plan on the first Sunday of Advent to have them sing a verse before I play three of Georg Böhmn’s variations on it.
Then after breakfast I went to three places before arranging to rent a minivan next Monday to take my harpsichord to the Chris Brodersen’s shop.
After that to church. First I printed up corrected posters of our December recital. I gave Sarah the wrong spelling of the name of one of the musicians. So she had to go back and correct it and email me the new one which I then used to replace the old ones around the church and also on Facebook events.
I madly worked at church preparing for last night’s rehearsal. About half way through my tasks Eileen called and said she needed the mini to take the high chair to my Mom’s nursing home for the birthday party. I dropped everything and went home.
Mark, Leigh, Ben, and Tony had arrived. We all went over to Mom’s nursing home for a birthday meal together.
Mom lasted about an hour.
Then we went to church so that several of the visitor’s could see the new organ.
After that we all went back home for a chat and eventually some snacks. We ordered a pizza. Then rehearsal.
Today we do a Hatch Thanksgiving. Marathon Day 2.
It’s always interesting to me to listen to how people are getting their news. Tony, my nephew Ben’s husband, mentioned this site.
We sing “Lift Every Voice’ at church regularly. The trick is to not to take it too fast.
Wow. I remember Vaughan Meader’s recordings well. My fam of origin had some of his records. I think I still have one of them. It is a bit sad to read about him bumming money.
Dear reader, you know I love book lists. I haven’t finished any book on this list, but am reading a few of them.
Weirdly this link was on Drudge’s “right” list. Right as in “right wing.” I don’t see anything that “right” about the report. But it does mentioned Blackwater as involved in this ongoing weirdness.