Ok so I know I am a slow learner lol but my thanks go to Lyn (Spyder) for my 1st Blog Award a cute Teddy which she actually gave me back in May, but unfortunately I haven't known how to add it to mine lol
My 2nd Award was from another friend Liz (Lacc Ribbons Buttons & Bows) It is thanks to Liz that I now have the instructions for adding the awards LOL
I am going to apologise now for not taking part in any of the swaps or challenges for a while, but we are getting bogged down with getting the house ready (as in emptied as much as we can) before they come to renovate our kitchen and get the heating sorted out at the same time.
I don't want to say I will take part in something and then have to let you down or put myself into a panic because I haven't got it done before the deadlines. So just for now if I don't bank on doing any crafting and I manage it, it will be a bonus. If that makes sense ??? Hope so.
As some of you may or may not know I am a member of the Whitby Community Choir and each year there is an annual Streetchoir Festival somewhere in the country, well this year it was our privilege to host the 27th National Streetchoir Festival. Because of my back problems I felt I had to take a sabbatical from choir as I couldn't guarantee my being able to get to the rehearsals, or being active enough to be a steward.
Anyway last night was the opening concert and Hannah my youngest is a member of Whitby Sings, our junior choir, I was so proud of her and of all of them. Their ages range between 8 and 13 but can go up to 18 we just don't have any older ones yet lol. They kick started what turned out to be a FANTASTIC concert, with The Ruby Larks, Members of the Waterson Family, finishing off with Black Umfolosi 5, WOW WOW WOW what a great performance from all. The concert didn't end until after 11pm so a late night!!
Today members from 29 choirs met to have a rehearsal for the Massed sing which took place at Noon. I was going to have gone to listen, but unfortunately I am having a really bad off day :( so was not in a position to go out. Hubby took Hannah though and they really enjoyed it.
This is where the MODERN TECHNOLOGY comes into the fore. Because our mobile phones are on free to certain numbers, he phoned me up so I could listen and I actually joined in the singing at home. Wow what an experience that was, and one that I am truly grateful for mobile phones for once!!!
We had our MU Archdeaconry Festival tonight, and one of our members had produced a bookmark that I thought I would share with you all.
One Day At A Time
To meet life one day at a time, one step at a time; to have the strength and the will to keep on keeping on; to have the wisdom to handle the affairs of life; to have the ability to make right and good decisions; to have the courage to let the past go, to forge ahead resolutely; to have the grace to meet each experience; expectantly, happily; to have the faith to know there is no loss or separation in God, that in Him I am forever with those I love; to have the vision to see the good in all things, the Christ in all persons; to have an awareness of God's presence, close, abiding; to know that underneath are the everlasting arms, that God will not fail me or forsake me; this is my prayer.
I ended up late on Monday night panicking that we wouldn't have enough stuff to sell at the Fund raising BBQ on Tues night for The Woodlands Trust that the Brownies and Rainbows were doing. So I set to and ended up in the wee small hours making 6 more cards. They must have been ok as several of them sold, thank goodness.