Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Oh my, I've had a busy time with concerts, rehearsals, and getting ready for Christmas. I still have some shopping to do. I finished doing my Christmas cards last night and will take them to the PO this morning. I have some cleaning and straightening up to do in the house. The trees are up and the outdoor lights are up and the stockings are hung. I have to gift bag and wrap gifts and some baking to do.

My concerts went well. I finished with them last Sunday singing with the Newark DE Symphony Orchestra. The lady next to me said I had a nice voice. That was good to hear because I feel self-conscious hoping I am good enough and don't ruin the concert. I was standing between two good soprano singers and right in front of a lady who sang a solo of The First Noel without a microphone. I was able to go up to the high notes with them.

Sparky keeps me busy. He likes going out on walks and knows the schedule. He somehow knows the time to go out and stands in front of me wagging his tail.

I had some bad news yesterday. My good friend, Carol, was put on Hospice. She has been battling cancer for two years. She asked her family if it was OK for her to go to be with Jesus. Her parents were waiting for her. I've known Carol since we were four years old. We went all through school together. I pray for her and her family.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Last night's performance of the Cecil County Choral Society at the Elkton UMC, I am in the back on the left between the Christmas tree and someone's music folder.

It was a wonder season and we had a lot of fun doing it.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014


We had an awesome concert. The Cecil County Choral Society performed at Mt. Zion UMC in Cecilton, MD. I am the first on the left. This photo was taken at a previous concert last year or maybe the year before.

I went to church in the morning and sang in the choir. I spent the next hour sorting and counting the offering. When I got home, I took Sparky out and got ready for the concert.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

I was a rainy miserable day. I went to the dollar store and the grocery store. Sparky got soaking wet each time I took him out.

In the afternoon, I went to my grand niece's birthday party. There were alots of kids playing games, doing crafts and running all over the house.

Ryleigh's grandparents, my brother, and I found a quiet spot in the livingroom to enjoy our food and have a nice conversation. The kids had a grand time and Ryleigh enjoyed her party and gifts.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


In the bleak beginnings of winter, a lonely snapdragon struggles to bloom under the autumn leaves in my flower garden.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

I went to the church office to finish up the work I did yesterday and a whole lot of bills came in the mail. I was there all morning and will have to go back tomorrow. My helper is taking longer than I anticipated. She is not confident to do the work on her own yet. I really feel burned out doing this job.

I did some wash in the morning and put my ice skating pond under the tree along with the track for the train. I have to get the village out of the shed to finish setting it up. I put the hooks on the windows for the wreaths and that's about all I got done for today. I went to choir practice this evening.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I spent some of the morning on the computer and then put up the tree in my livingroom. I started yesterday but it takes three days to get the tree up, decorated and the village under it. I got the lights, and ornaments on. It is a lovely tree decorated in blue, silver, clear, and white. When the train and village are in place, I will throw the artificial snow all over it. It looks very wintery.

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Tuesday, December 2. 2014


This photo was taken two years ago. I am on the left right under the pipe organ pipes. Tonight, we had our concert at the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church near Rising Sun, MD. It was a long drive down dark country roads. I'm glad Nancy was driving. I would have never found this place. The concert went well. Nancy, Joan, Kaye and I were pleased. I hope our director, Kevin was. He is very good at hearing mistakes but very patient when he comments on them. He doesn't single anyone out but comments on the group whether it be sopranos or tenors.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

I spent the whole morning at the church doing the bills and reconciling the check book. I didn't get done. I had to get home and take Sparky out. After lunch, I had to go to the store and get some command strips to put the hooks up for my wreaths. I cleaned the windows with alcohol where the hooks need to be placed. I did some house work and updated my Christmas Card list. Made sure my concert outfit was ready.

We had dress rehearsal tonight for the concert. We don't wear our outfits, but we got through the songs in the order we will sing in the concert. The flute players and drummer were there to accompany us.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

I went to church and sang in the choir. When I got home, I got some Christmas decorations out of the shed. I got the wreaths for the windows, two fiber optic trees, and the tree for the living room along with the lights and ornaments that go on it. The container and boxes are piled up in my kitchen.

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Saturday, November 29. 2014

My microwave went on the fritz yesterday. It's under warranty so back to Sears in Middletown I took it. Good thing I kept my old one as it will be in the shop for two or three weeks. This is the third time I took it back. My brother has one just like it and has never had a problem. On to Walmart. No green led lights there. On to Home Depot. Yes they had them at twice the price. I need two sets. One set on my Alberta Spruce didn't work and I couldn't fix it. I needed another set because the tree grew. I finished putting the lights on when I got home. At least the tree and bush is done.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


A little snap dragon is all that's left in my flower gardens.

I did some shopping today but right here in Chesapeake City at the new little shop. She had a two for one sale on most items. Lots of nice children's books, games and toys. No traffic, and a parking space right in front of the shop. Only a half mile from my house.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Day


My niece, Tina with my grand nephew, Ethan. Tina and her husband, Sean hosted our family dinner. We had a lovely family gathering with good food. They had 8 inches of snow on the ground whereas, we had a mix of rain and snow with no accumulation. They are further west and at a higher elevation.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I went out to do some last minute errands. Unable to find one of a dozen ice scrapers or the de-icer spray, I was on my way to Auto Zone when the rain starting leaving splats on the windshield. It was changing over to snow. I hoped I could get done before it got bad. Next was K-mart. I need a couple more set of green tree lights so I could decorate on Friday. My little trees gets bigger every year. No green led lights. Bummer! On to Redner's to get some groceries. By the time I got done , you could see the rain mixed with snow and I had to scrape the slush off my back window and put on the defrosters.

It was mostly rain for the rest of the day. I had 3 wet dog sweaters and 3 pairs of wet gloves hanging in my laundry room.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I went to the church and worked most of the morning doing the bills. In the evening, I went to choral practice.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Busy morning. I went to Home Depot and got some new locks for my doors. I chose a double set so the key could be used for both front and back doors. I went in Walgreens and then to the tropical fish store. I got 4 platies and a placo plus some food for them and a bubbler. I took down my aquarium before I move here and I just put it back up. Two of the platies are blue and white, one is bright orange and black and the other is pale orange and white.

After lunch, I put the new locks in. I got them because I lost my door keys and even though I retraced my steps, I couldn't find them. They came off my lanyard while walking Sparky. Usually people turn in lost keys to the manager but no one turned mine in. I didn't want someone coming in here using my keys to gain entry.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014



This church is located somewhere in Southern NJ. It was taken along the road between Salem and Bridgeton.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

I went to church this morning and sang in the choir. Our organist was still away for her son's funeral. We don't know if she is coming back. She is from West Virginia. We sang without the piano or organ this morning. Our substitute piano player just had surgery so she wasn't able to fill in. I suggested to our choir director that the choir sit up front to lead the singing if we do not have an accompanist. She thought it was a good idea. Advent is next week and then we get into Christmas.

It was warm so I decided to put my outdoor Christmas lights up. Not to turn them on but to get them ready before it gets cold. My little trees grow each year and I have to get more set to cover them. One green set is out on the Alberta Spruce so I have to get three new sets for it as I am unable to fix it. It also has about 10 bulbs out on the sets that work. I can take them off the set that doesn't work. The other bush needs two set to cover it. I did trim it but it still is bigger than last year.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Sparky and I visiting Santa at the Chesapeake City UMC Christmas Bazaar. He was a good boy sitting on Santa's Lap.

I worked all morning at the bazaar, went home, got Sparky and came back. He was all over excited with all the people and the smells of food from the kitchen. I took him home afterward and came back, got some lunch and took it out to watch the pet parade. I took some photos with my phone but I couldn't see what I was taking because of the glare. Who knows what they will look like.

I went back in and helped serve the food. I saw my niece come in with her husband and Ethan to see Santa. He is 3 and this is the first year he was not afraid of Santa and sat on his lap.

I went back to serving food and buying some more things. Someone bid on our old exercise tapes for $12.00 and several people bid on my hairdresser's package for $40.00.

I came home tired out and was laying on the sofa thinking about having the vegetable beef soup I bought and realized I left it in the frig at the church. Out I went again.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

I went to the church to do some financial work. Stacks of bills were waiting for me. On the way home, I took a Choral Society Poster into my hairdresser and asked if she would like to donate a gift certificate to the church bazaar. She was happy to and filled a gift bag with hair products. The bazaar has a silent auction and people write down there bids. The money goes to support our Youth Ministries.

I took it back to the church and spruced up the bow on the basket the ladies exercise class donated.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

I went to lunch with my friends I grew up with. It was held at Dottie's Church in Delaware. Afterward, I went to the nearby mall.

After dinner, I went to choir practice.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Brrr! Another cold morning of 19 degrees. Yesterday, I saw ice on the edges of the marina and the canal had white caps from the wind.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brrr! a cold morning with wind. I had some flowers blooming on Monday but all are gone today except for the big mum I got at my friend's greenhouse.

I went to the church, helped Laura, my new assistant enter the deposits and bills. She is very good with the computer and with accounting. We got done in time for me to join my exercise class and then, it was off to Staples to get toner for my new printer. I got a double pack with black and color and an extra black as that was the one that was empty. I got the ones with 2.5 times the toner that the original. Seemed like a good buy.

I went in Big Lots and got a few things. I got another sweater and a coat for Sparky for his Christmas present. I also got a few groceries and some Christmas decorations. I spent more than I planned on but Big Lots and the Dollar Tree always have such neat stuff.

I went to Choral practice. It's getting close to concert time.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

What a horrible cold rainy day. We got about 2 inches of rain. Good thing it wasn't snow as it would have been 2 feet. It's a good thing I bought Sparky a couple new sweaters at Concord Pet when they were on sale. I had to put a dry one on each time I went out. I had dog sweaters and my gloves hanging all across the laundry room.

I went to the bank and got the deposit receipts for the church and then went to the church to see what needed to be done. I paid one of the bills and sorted the rest so I could help Laura, my new assistant do them tomorrow.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


I wanted a winter scene for my church posting so I chose the Lake Odessa United Methodist Church in Michigan. This is my Mother-in Law's church. I took the photo while visiting one winter. We got a little rain here on Friday but it snowed to the north and west of us. Some neighbors said there were flurries here but I was asleep at the time. There was .2 inches in the rain gauge.

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