The Douglas County Chamber Singers Christmas concert was last night and as I reflect on the evening, I feel so many emotions. I have sung with this group for 16 years (I missed the very first concert). I am honored to be a part of the Singers and have learned so much about choral singing from our conductor Vickie Orme.
I am humbled by and appreciative of the people who turn up to listen to our concerts. I am thankful to the musical composers and song masters who have created the beautiful songs we sing. I am thankful to the United Methodist Church of Douglasville for allowing us to sing this beautiful music in their beautiful sanctuary with it’s gorgeous stained glass windows, graceful wooden arches and its wonderful organ.
I am especially thankful to Vickie Orme, our conductor, to Deanne Ohman, our pianist, and to all of the singers in the Chamber Singers for their loyalty, their commitment, their flexibility, and their love of music.
Together we lift our voices in celebration, love, and devotion to each other, to the world around us, to our fellow humans, and to the God that we love.
Happy, blessed and safe holidays to all during this last month of the year.
Out for a walk with my best girl Gracie, and was uplifted by the beauty of this Fall day.
My sweet Gracie had surgery today to remove a tumor that was on her ankle. The tumor has been sent to UGA to determine what it is. I am hopeful it is benign.
UPDATE on 9/28/2017: I heard back from the vet today. The tumor is a cutaneous myxoma. It is benign. I am so thankful!
Ah Autumn! Breezy, cooler, lower humidity, shorter days, school buses on the road, blooming spider lilies, labor day, choir practice…..and I joined a gym.
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