Let's start with the Good! From June 2-6 (just two days after school got out) I had the opportunity to chaperon a small group of choir kids to New York City. We joined up with several other choirs from across the States to rehearse and perform Mozart's "Requiem" at the Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center. It was an amazing trip and to be able to perform at Lincoln Center = unreal!
I took well over 200 pictures, but I'll spare you all of those and give you an abbreviated version. It was amazing at how much we fit into 4 1/2 days.
Day 1: Left home at 2:00 a.m. to head to the airport and then it was off to New York City.
|New York City Skyline from the Airplane|
|NYC at dusk|
|Statue of Liberty|
|One of the 911 Memorial Pools. Words can not quite describe....|
|The new Freedom Tour under construction|
|Walking up to Brooklyn Bridge|
|Backside of Wall Street Bull :)|
|Our little group outside Lincoln Center|
|The Statue of Liberty at night|
Now for the Bad. Before I left for New York my lawn mower broke down, and my car needed some work done. No big deal, I'll deal with that when I get home. Well, I got home, and my refrigerator and garage door opener both decided to go ka-flooey! Really? All at once?? Yup! Oh, and did I mention I was to call in for jury duty as well? Due to the craziness that ensued when I got home, the one and only time I forgot to call in for jury duty, was the only time that I was called in. Yeah, the powers that be aren't too happy when you don't show up.
Anyway, I do have a new refrigerator, the lawn mower is fixed, the car still has to go back in for more work but at least they think they know what the problem is, and the garage door needs a second look-see. Some improvement is better than none.
The Ugly. Amidst all the other Bad, my wonderful MammaBear was diagnosed with breast cancer. It seems that no one is immune from the cancer diagnosis these days, but it is not to happen to the ones you love - especially when it's your MammaBear! Her surgery is this coming Thursday and then we will know if more treatment is involved. Mom is an incredibly strong woman and from what we know now, the prognosis is good, but to say that this has been a scary and stressful time is a bit of an understatement! Your prayers or good thoughts would be welcomed and appreciated if you feel so moved. Any and all "Divine Intervention" is a good thing :)
Now on to the Pretty. It has literally been since my last post that I have sat behind my sewing machine. I wanted to make something that would not tax the brain too much, but provide a little "immediate gratification". I needed a new bag to haul my piano music around (I wore out the old one) so a bag it was! Easy-peasy and, as it is reversible, was fun going through my stash of music fabric - in fact it has hard narrowing it down to which ones to use. Here is the final result:
|Mom's scarf that started it all!|
|My 1st Sashay Scarf|
|My 2nd Sashay Scarf|
I'd like to say that I will be a better blogger, but past practice shows that doesn't seem likely. Who knows, maybe I'll surprise us all!
Take Care, and do bop in from time to time - Elizabeth :)