Friday, December 5, 2008

Another Busy Weekend Ahead!

I should really get myself off of this computer and get ready for it. I've been trying to get the house in order and get it somewhat decorated before Jess and CJ arrive sometime the middle of next week. Meanwhile, it's going to be a busy weekend...

We have our annual "Old Fashioned Christmas" dinner at church tomorrow night. We've gone to this event the last 4 or 5 years, and we even hosted a table the very first year we went. It's always a fun night, with a wonderful dinner and great entertainment. Tomorrow night features a barbershop quartet that Ray and I saw perform at church last Spring. That should be fun.

And speaking of Barbershop singing, my friend Sarah and I are joining the "Granite City Sound" chapter of Sweet Adelines for their annual Christmas Tea on Sunday afternoon. We have been rehearsing for the past couple of months with them. I'm singing lead, and Sarah sings baritone with her mother. My mother used to be in Sweet Adelines many years ago too. In fact, my dad also sang with the "Singing Saints". We're talking back in the '70s.

I still remember going with mom to her practices. My sisters, Patty and Connie would come too. We always sat in the other room and sang the songs along with the ladies. One Christmas, Mom even taught the three of us, and my brother Bob, each a part of "Christmas Chopsticks. I wonder if Connie and Bob still remember their parts. Sadly, my sister Patty is no longer with us. Anyway, I always thought that some day, when I got OLDER, that it would be fun to sing with the Sweet Adelines. I think I qualify as "older" now.

Ray and I are also singing with the worsip team Sunday morning at church, which means we need to be there by 7:30 AM. Then, after Sunday school and the service, we'll have to grab a bite to eat for lunch, stop home quick and run right out the door to get to "Granite City" in time to set up for the show.

Right now, I need to finish cleaning my kitchen and doing my laundry and run to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for cookies or bars or whatever I decide to bring to the Christmas Tea. I'll let y'all know how it went after the weekend.


Sarah said...

Hey, it sounds like my weekend! I am looking forward to all of it, though...especially with all this pretty wintery scenes outside! "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

Qtpies7 said...

Wow, you ARE busy!
I'm looking forward to the Christmas banquet and the Sweet Adelines!

Joyful Noise said...

I'll be there too...I love Christmas music so this should be a fun weekend. The snow outside makes it look more like Christmas - gotta love it!!!

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