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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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

9 Things I Want For Xmas…But Probably Won’t Get.

  The title is pretty self-explanatory.  Oh, I wanted more run-of-the-mill things for Christmas….books, music…that kind of thing.  But I have these deep longings for something else for Christmas….things that very likely won’t come to pass…but are still lots of fun to think about.  Thus, I have compiled a list; starting at the most plausible and ending with the impossible.…

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized, Writing

How I Survived NaNoWriMo

       NaNoWriMo is officially over and I clocked in at approximately 74,000 words!  I’m feeling prêt-ty good right now!      I’m also very, very, VERY tired. Anyway, the entire experience was a blast.  It’s funny that I can say that now because when I first signed up for it, I was convinced I was going to die.  I thought…

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Blogs I Follow

Counting Your Blessings One By One    I just love this girl, she is one of the sweetest people and her blog is an absolute joy. Fishing For Ideas -Jonathan is a great guy and a fabulous writer, with a hysterical sense of humor that keeps me coming back again and again.  Sunshine and Scribblings  This girl is AMAZING!  She is a NaNoWriMo…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

Book Sale BlitzKrieg

       An alarm buzzes in my ear and my eyes snap open.  The strange butterfly of anticipation in my stomach that lingered all day yesterday has multiplied in the night into a swarm.  All my senses are on high alert.  Years of training begin to kick in. I dress quickly – comfortable, combat clothes and shoes are essential.  I…

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Uncategorized, Voice

I Whistle A Happy Tune

       I am so excited – my singing teacher has set up her own home recording studio! For my lesson yesterday, instead of doing lip trills and deep breathing exercises, I got to record a song!  I picked Dean Martin’s ‘Everybody Love’s Somebody’ and with my wonderful teacher manning the controls, we were able to whip out this puppy…

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Travels, Uncategorized

Tellus Science Museum

   After lots of planning and rescheduling, my family and I finally got to visit the Tellus Science Museum! It was a gorgeous day and we got to enjoy the beautiful grounds.   Aren’t these shady avenues lovely? I wanted to pitch a tent and stay there even more than I wanted to run through the sprinklers.   My sister took…

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