Category: Life

  • Here's a great way to quiz your geography knowledge

  • A picture says a thousand words

    I came upon this picture today. I had to smile at the excitement of all of the children and the observing guys in the background. Landen’s little side kick looks like it’s straight of the Newsies cover, and the swarm of girls behind me is so endearing. I am so grateful for children, and their […]

  • Happy report

    The weekend was successful. My audition for Ohio Light Opera was fine, not fabulous, but not terrible. The performance of Messiah on Saturday went well, and the ward choir sang beautifully for the program. Sacrament meeting did run about a half hour over but they ended up canceling the following meetings, due to a blizzard, […]

  • Choir

    I just finished with a Saturday morning choir rehearsal for our Christmas program tomorrow. It was “an experience” lets say. The whole situation is strange, because the ward music director decided she wanted to create the Christmas program this year, so she selected all the songs, wrote the program, and arranged for solos. Which is […]

  • Molasses-Gingersnap cookies

    INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup margarine, melted ( 1/2 cup works great) 1 cup white sugar (brown) 1 egg (2 egg whites) 1/4 cup molasses (1/3c) 2 cups all-purpose flour (1 White, 1 WW pastry flour) 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( and a little) 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon […]

  • Elgar performance

    This afternoon I sang in a recital that was part of the Elgar Festival on campus this year. I sang two of his songs “Song of Autumn” and “Rondel.” I am happy to report they went well. Interestingly enough, going back and singing some old musical theater favorites, helped me realize that much of my […]

  • New addition to the blog

    Tom has recently added the little photo screen on the side bar of our blog. Just move your cursor horizontally across the screen and it will flip through some of the pictures of our wedding and honeymoon. Enjoy!

  • Happy December!

    I can’t believe it’s December. I knew exactly when it was coming this year because all Grad school applications were due today. I sent mine off to Cleveland Institute of Music yesterday.  I was actually a little strange because as I was preparing for it,  I sort of assumed I would get in, but then […]

  • I have a NEW phone!

    I have to admit, I am really excited about my new phone. Why? Because, as many of you may have experienced, my last phone was constantly dropping calls and I got terrible reception in our house. Monday, I put my old SIM card in my new phone and Voila! I talked to Mary while making […]

  • 2 new favorite foods

    So recently Tom and I have discovered the delight of Mushrooms! I love them on my homemade pizza, and we both adore them in a mushroom-onion gravy poured over biscuits! It’s always interesting to me the foods that I once gagged on that I now love. I vividly remembering trying a stuffed mushroom at Stephanie […]