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Birthdays and such

Today my youngest granddaughter became one year old. Kimia is getting to be a girl with some character. And mobility. And size – over 27 lbs last I heard. Tomorrow we are going to her house to celebrate this significant milestone.

But tonight, I was participating with the Prince Albert Strings inour local music festival. We did fairly well – 87 and 89 in our catagory. I think we did well for a group that went from a fairly experienced group last year to a group of near novices. These songs were simpler than what we attempted last year but I think Dean, our conductor, was pleased.

Kimia has her big party tomorrow but my big day is approaching. Saturday. 60 years.

It has occurred to me that this is a fairly long time. As the span of life goes it is likely at least 2/3 of my allotted days.

So, maybe to keep me thinking I am young, my hubby bought me this nice new little computer. At least it has given me a new toy to play with and try to get all up to date and get files transferred over and all those little chores. I have no pictures on this baby yet. So bear with me. They will come.

And this one is little. I chose a little one for ease of transport – a 13 inch screen and only 4.6 lbs. I think it will fit nicely into my purse actually. Another Toshiba because I like their durability.

So, life goes on. Birthdays or no birthdays.

I wonder if it will take all my life to figure it all out and come to terms with who I am and what I really need to be about. I think that maybe now and then I see shadowy glimpses of the person I might be becoming but then I stumble back to the reality of me and everyday life. Sometimes I just get lost and lonely even at 60. But I know that overall, I have been blessed and am glad that my life has, for the most part, been full of interesting challenges and opportunities.


Filed under Day to Day, Family, Music

Getting ready for the big concert

Yesterday it was mentioned at church that there is a big concert coming up this Saturday. The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra along with a mass choir from this city and some other hanger on groups such as the PA Strings are getting geared up to take over the EA Rawlinson Centre on Saturday.

Three people from the congregation are involved – Fiona who is singing with her school choir, Joanne(violin) and myself(bass).

So, now that it has been announced in church, it will be hard not to show up – which I was strongly tempted to do. There has been much practicing going on at my house. I don’t want my fans to be utterly disgusted with me!

The evening should be excellent, aside from my ineptitude at some of the songs. I’ll be quiet.


Filed under Day to Day, Music