what i did yesterday

I didn’t blog yesterday because daughter Elizabeth is visiting and got up early enough for me to chat with her instead of blogging. I love having adult kids. We went to the farmers market together. Then she helped me pick out a camera to make videos of myself playing.

After talking to a salesperson, I decided his advice to use a good web cam was worth trying. I bought a pretty fancy (for a web cam) one.

and a cool tripod.

All for about a hundred dollars. Now I have to build up the energy to actually video myself playing.

After that, Elizabeth and I dropped by my Mom’s, chatted her up, and invited her to go out to eat with us. She was glad to see us, but didn’t want go out with us. We went home and were in the process of making lunch when Mom phoned and said she had changed her mind, she did want to go out for lunch.

So we went over and picked her up. I asked her why she had changed her mind, she said they were having fish and she doesn’t like the way they do fish. Heh.

So the three of us had lunch together at Crane’s

and then Mom wanted some fudge so we walked to Kilwin’s.

Mary Jenkins, my Mom, at Kilwin's picking out fudge.... thanks to Elizabeth for taking this picture

Mom was pretty tired after that so we took her back to her room. I went off to prepare for my evening rehearsals and practice organ. Elizabeth drove Eileen’s mini around and ran some errands.

When I went to work around 5:45 PM, Elizabeth picked up Eileen they went to one of Eileen’s and my favorite restaurants, Citu-Vu.

I had fun with my Kids’ Choir last night. We worked on Bach and a little Brahms melody. We rehearsed in the church and I worked on teaching them to project their voice. I try to show them some music each week. Last night I played my Bach trio movement for them and had them stand close enough to watch me play it. That trio is one I’ve thought might make a nice little video.  I will have to become resolved to the poor stops on my organ I guess.

Clever Elizabeth picture of me preparing worksheets for my Kids' Choir yesterday.

So that’s why I didn’t blog yesterday. Too busy.

Can you fill in yesterday's Kids' Choir spelling game?
Can you fill in yesterday's Kids' Choir spelling game?


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