Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Singing My Heart Out

I am on Cloud 19!  This evening was SO.MUCH.FUN.  I am floating, no I'm flying!  STILL!  I knew NO ONE there.  Yet, they made me feel welcome and accepted.  They are an amazing group of people!

Tonight was my first choir practice.  My first impression upon entering the room was "do I really want to be around all this white hair?"  then I mentally kicked myself.  Who cares?  I am there to sing and have fun.  Even with white hair.  And then the younger crowd started coming in.  Its a good mix of ages and different people.  Tons of laughter, teasing and chattering.  Then the conductor steps up and introduces some of the newbies (me!).

I had taken an empty chair , just any old chair.  One of the ladies there started talking, giving the low down.  The soprano's sat in the red chairs, alto's in the maroon and so on. When I was introduced he assumed I was soprano because of the red chair I occupied but I corrected him.  The lady I was talking to shoo-ed me over with a smile on her face.  I retored that the Alto section looked like more fun anyway.  We both laughed!

We are singing Christmas songs, getting ready for the Christmas Concert.  I can't WAIT!  I'm sorry that I will have to miss next week for Son's therapy but that's more important right now.  One of the songs has a soprano solo which will be auditioned out but one woman took it when we got there and it was BEAUTIFUL!  What a voice she has!  Again, I was reminded of the amazing people in this room with me, amzing people in so many ways!

We finished going through all the songs for the concert, we need to work on LOTS of parts of them but it will be fun!  I know it will be!  And we adjourned for the night.  Again, lots of teasing and laughter on the way out.  I can't wait for the next time!

On the way home I stopped for gas and my cell rang.  It was HS!  I haven't heard from him since he went back to AZ in July.  He'd been sick and started a new job and just didn't have time or feel like calling/emailing/fb-ing.  But his pocket called me!  I like pocket calls!  What a topper to an already great night!  Sending a special thanks to HS's pocket! 

I also should thanks HS for putting the bug in my head about choir when he visited.  Thanks!  I also need to thank you guys for your encouragement to do this! THANKS!  And thanks to Dad for watching Son tonight and the rest of the Tuesday nights!  Love you Daddy!

I truly am blessed tonight!  Still flying high! 

Happy Wednesday everyone!


  1. I would *love* to join a choir!! My church has one for men only, but I cannot for the life of me find any in my area for women! It makes me sad!! :( Sounds like yours is lots of fun! Enjoy it! :)

  2. sweet! glad you had a great time...know this will be refreshing for you!

  3. It sounds like you are off to a good start. I'm so happy for you!

  4. I'm so glad you went ahead and did this! Sounds like a great time. I've always wished that I could sing...

  5. This is awesome! The positivity from this post just radiates. Congrats on starting a new and exciting gig in your life (white hair and all. lol)

  6. I am so happy that you enjoyed yourself!!!!

  7. Yippee! some time that is YOU. not someone's mom or someone's whatever but YOU!


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