Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gratitude - Day 119

A Tour of Our Yard - April 2014

Welcome to our yard!   I'd like to start a new series on the blog, showing you what's happening in our flower and vegetable gardens in our new home.

Gratitude - Day 118

(posted a day late... again.)

Tuesdays are generally a great day around here, because I get to go to chorus rehearsal in my "small but mighty" Carolina Harmony Chorus.   

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gratitude - Day 117

(posted a day late)

I'm grateful today for getting my butt out the door on a walk/jog this morning.   

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gratitude - Day 115-116

Yesterday's SAI Region 19 chorus competition was amazing and frustrating all at the same time.   Our chorus was competing, and attempting to focus on our own performance while attempting to not lose focus about a fierce rivalry that we have with another group of singers (long story).  It was a huge challenge personally to remain focused on the right thing.  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Gratitude - Day 114

(posted a day late)

So, the quartet competition in Sweet Adelines Region 19 was absolutely awesome!    I had so many proud moments watching so many friends and colleagues get up there on stage and do their thing!  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gratitude - Day 113

Tonight it would be easy to post - again - about how grateful I am for my Sweet Adelines friends and hobby.  I mean, I'm here at our annual Regional convention and competition, and I'm seeing all the folks I've missed for the last year, and having a blast.   And Yes, I'm so grateful for all of this.  But this year, I'm here in another capacity for the first time - that of the coach of other quartets.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Grief Hits In the Strangest of Ways

When my dad died last month, it was awful.  It was really hard.  It was unexpected and crazy and maddening and horrible.   No one expected it, and after the first stroke, there were weeks of hope and worry and struggle and mountains of joy and depths of despair.  We thought and hoped that he would be able to make a recovery from the first, huge stroke.   But it was not to be... he had two additional strokes two weeks later, and then two days after that, he passed away.

We all handle our grief in our own way... just as we are all individuals, so are the ways in which we grieve.  

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gratitude - Day 110

I've shared this view before, but I'm finding that every single day, this little corner of the world brings me a lot of peace and joy, so I'm sharing it again.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Gratitude- Day 109

Grateful for a walk through nature.

Gratitude - Day 108

Grateful for slow drives down country roads, drizzle that doesn't downpour, and small towns.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gratitude - Day 107

Some days are lonely.  Not for any special reason, but just because.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gratitude - Day 105-106

Tired but grateful today, for the joy of traveling to Maryland to my chorus dress rehearsal, and traveling back home the next morning to be home in Raleigh.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gratitude - Day 104

Grateful today for warm weather and the opportunity to get out into the garden with a shovel and some new plants.   I'm excited for the possibilities that this new garden brings, and I'm eager to get the dirt under the fingernails some more!

Gratitude - Day 100-103

'Tis the season for Sweet Adelines regional competitions.   

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gratitude - Day 96-99

Time is flying, and days are slipping by unheeded by this Gratitude Project.  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Gratitude - Day 94-95

My friends are a lifeline, and I've been reminded of that over and over again this week.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gratitude - Day 91-92

I've said it before and I'll say it again:  I'm so grateful for my Sweet Adelines choruses!