It's 4:11 AM (EST) here. I'm up, working on some music. Actually, I'm arranging & sequencing (recording) an accompaniment of an anthem for choir to use for church. It's a lovely tune with lots of 16th notes played at a somewhat faster tempo. It's a bit too complicated for me to play live which is why I'm arranging/sequencing the accompaniment part(s) in my studio. (It's easier for me to do it this way! LOL!)
Been having problems with the home's furnace. One of the working parts is slowly breaking down rendering the furnace useless. This isn't good when the temperature outside is near zero. (Ugh!) The furnace fix-it guy was VERY KIND and came to our home twice, yesterday. He worked his magic to fix the thingy-doo-dad until the replacement part comes in Monday (tomorrow). Hopefully the temporarily fixed thingy-doo-dad will last until then. Our home and its furnace is about 9 years old, now. Things are bound to wear down and break. Fixing and repairing these things is all part of being a house owner. Oh well.
In between letting the furnace fix-it guy into our home yesterday, Amy and I spent part of the day celebrating her passing the CNOR test. Amy picked the place to eat and the entertainment. (She does it most of the time, anyhow! LOL!) I was hoping to going to some fancy restaurant with good-tasting meat or seafood. Nope. Ended up going to Five Guys which is a burger-joint franchise. LOL! I guess Amy had a hankering for a burger (with no bun because she has a gluten-free diet). I had a bacon cheeseburger. Felt the arteries harden as I ate it! LOL! Afterward, we went to an entertainment of Amy's choosing. It was a movie: "Non Stop". The movie was an action-adventure staring the guy who plays a semi-burnt out Air Marshal who is suspected of hijacking a jet but is really the good-guy and saves the day. Lots of suspense, karate-type fighting, a few gun shots, a few people dying, and scenes of mayhem with one of a frightened child placated by a doll and a piece of string. The plot was deep. Not. LOL! It was fun. We both had a nice afternoon out together.
Today, well, it's Sunday so that means church, choir and choir rehearsals. I probably mentioned this before, but this is going on my 30th years of being my church's keyboardist/choir director. I'll probably mention this a billion other times as i contemplate retiring. Again. For the billionth time. LOL! I really don't mind holding this responsibility. It would be nice not to have to travel nearly 20 miles to the church (one way), and not be responsible for picking out, rehearsing and playing anthems. Actually, I would be happy being "just" a choir member at a more near-by church. To be clear, I hold a lot of respect to our church's volunteer choir members. Some have been members of the church's choir longer than I've been their choir leader. We have a small choir, but it's a good one. I do sometimes (well, quite often) think that they could use fresh blood with fresh ideas. Oh well. No big decisions are going to be made today.
I'm off tonight and tomorrow night. I have two weeks before my two week vacation. Looking forward to the time off.
Hope all is well with everyone. It's interesting reading everyone's daily "Good Morning" posts. This is a nice way to keep in touch with nice people. Peace to all who travel here.
Mar 2, '14
by dianah, ADN
Herring, I saw a news clip of the crew checking out the homeless man's area, not finding him, and wondering where he was.
Thanks for the update, glad he is safe.
Good morning to everyone!
Was a quiet day yesterday, needed it, for the week was VERY draining.
Hope this week isn't as trying.
Helped my son with his FAFSA application last nite (it's due today).
Today's plan is to do errands.
Just paid bills.
Michael, so sorry your ribs are crook, mate.
Hope the meds helped.
Your future trip(s) sound good, hope you are well healed by then, to endure travel.
Hope you have suitcases with WHEELS!!
Sabby, hope your hike is a good one today!
Joe, good to hear things are coming along with your switch to working from home.
Will probably make a big difference for you re: job satisfaction.
Ted, good luck making the decision whether or not to retire from choir director.
That would be a tough decision!!
Did you see the youtube of the little girl conducting the choir? Too cute!! She was behind the singers and someone's video picked her up, facial expressions and gesturing, etc. It is wonderful!
Ð”ÐµÐ²Ð¾Ñ‡ÐºÐ° Ñ€ÑƒÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð¾Ð´Ð¸Ñ‚ Ñ…Ð¾Ñ€Ð¾Ð¼: mini maestro - church choir conductor, Kyrgyzstan - YouTube
aky, I will be there 12-ish for lunch, set me a place please???
(wish I could, we would have fun!)
BC, hope next week isn't as busy for you!
Y'all have a good one!
Last edit by dianah on Mar 2, '14