Thursday, April 09, 2009

A little of this and that . . .

I've been home only one night this week - Tuesday. I like having things to do, being involved, keeping active, but every day and most every night is a bit much. Tonight I sang in a select choir at my church for the Maundy Thursday services. One of the anthems was difficult - Crucifixus by J. S. Bach. Since this choir was smaller than our regular choir, our seating arrangement was altered. I found it difficult to hear the others in my section, and the accompaniment wasn't helpful. Hopefully the congregation wasn't familiar with this piece and didn't catch our mistakes.

Did you happen to see the full moon tonight? It was just coming up over the skyline as I was driving home. What a glorious sight -- huge and golden.

Last night I came home to a darling message on my answering machine: my darling granddaughter, Annika, calling from Germany to thank me for her Easter card. I loved hearing her sweet voice, and listening to her tell Rachel that she couldn't hear me - she's too young to understand voicemail. I called her back today to thank her for calling. She wasn't in the mood to talk, but Josiah was. He told me about his new train, Gordon, and told me I could play trains with him when I come to visit next month. Isn't that cute? Oh, how I miss those kids - and Rachel and Hans. By the way, please continue to pray for them. Hans is still in Afghanistan and the days get long for Rachel and the kids with him away.

Saturday morning takes me back to church for an extra choir rehearsal for our Easter services. Saturday afternoon I'll be driving to St. James for a family Easter dinner with Rachel's parents and siblings. I promised I would give her little niece and nephews a hug from her.

Sunday morning I'll be back at church singing for five services: 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. After that, I'll probably go home, put on my pajamas, and crash for the rest of the day.

I wish everyone a blessed Easter.


MamaD4 said...

Donna, you do so much! I am constantly astounded at how busy you keep yourself. I think it's wonderful and I hope someday that I can do even half the things you do. You give so much back to others.

I hope you enjoy lunch in St. James with my family. I will be thinking of all of you.

I will try to get new pictures posted of the new trains (and also Heidi's Easter train).

Pat said...

You do all this and work full time also? After writing that down it must have made you feel good about yourself. So much of you goes out to others.

You must be starting to think about your Germany trip. That is sure something to look forward to.

Will you be able to slow down next week? I will be preparing for the Mexican Rivera cruise which I am looking forward to.

Have a great time in St. James. Happy Easter!!