Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

Tag – You’re It!

       Thank you Shantelle Hannu – I was at my wits end trying to find inspiration for a new post, not to mention I was struggling with finding the time to write one. But thanks to Shantelle’s post ‘The Ten Random Questions Tag‘ in which she graciously extended the tag invitation to anyone that read her post, I was…

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Food, Uncategorized

A Taste of Africa

            What gets you started in the morning?  Most of us would probably say a big cup of coffee (or as my sister calls it—starter fluid). Regrettably, I cannot often say I start my morning with coffee.  While I love a good frappe or latte, I cannot tolerate a lot of milk – any kind of milk – so my…

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Saturday Night at the Movies, Uncategorized

Thrills and Chills

       I don’t know about you guys, but January can be a little ‘blah’ for me.  The holidays are over, it’s back to the old grindstone, and the weather is dreary and cold. Because of this, I like to do something special and out of the ordinary in January.  Organize a family outing, read a new book…  But usually…

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Uncategorized, Voice

Hear me sing ‘It’s A Marshmallow World’…even though I don’t even like marshmallows.

       Yup, it’s true.  I do not like marshmallows, I never did.  In the rare occasions that we would have cook outs I would eat a couple for solidarity’s sake.  I’m not saying I absolutely loath them…but I’m indifferent to them and do not actively seek out this tasting experience. However…I do like this song.  For years I would…

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

December In A Nutshell

I can’t believe December is over already….  A lot has happened for me in the last 31 days…allow me to recap… 1.   At the very last minute, my family decided to take a vacation.  Yup, we like to do these things by the seat of our pants.  Now that we’re a family of adults, we have found that what we…

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Uncategorized, Voice

O Little Town of Bethlehem Cover

Finally, I have covered a Christmas that really has something to with the true meaning of Christmas! I was getting very frustrated in finding a song that was appropriate for my style of singing and held a deeper meaning than snow and jingle bells.  I have a kind of ‘Dean Martin’ type voice that sounds better when I’m singing something…

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Uncategorized, Voice

White Christmas Cover

Years ago, my aunt sent us the link to a video that had gone viral on the Internet.  To the tune of White Christmas, a rather clumsily animated Santa Claus and reindeer crooned and bopped their way across the screen. It was adorable and it was how I discovered the Drifters White Christmas. I had long been a fan of…

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