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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beyond the Score

Last Friday night Patrick was playing in the pit for the show The Music Man, and I looked out the door and saw this around 9pm.
Then on last Saturday, we took the band to the symphony in Des Moines. The symphony is called Beyond the Score: New World Symphony. The conductor, Joseph Giunta, talked with us and answered some questions before the symphony started. We all enjoyed our time! Go to You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_FrPV4uNic to hear some of the lovely music from Dvorak's Symphony Number 9 in E minor "The New World" Op. 95 (1/5).
This is the dress Patrick surprised me with to wear to the symphony. I didn't get a picture of myself so this will have to do.

I did not have the correct shoes, so darn it, I had to go shopping. I had to look high and low for the right shoes. Here is what I found and they were half off so I did not feel guilty.

Monday, November 8, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things

I couldn't resist adding a few of the things that have been making me happy lately:
Knitting is one of my favorite hobbies and this is one of the many dish clothes I have made lately. I cannot take credit for the pattern. If you knit and want this pattern go to www.krisknits.blogspot.com . I have been on a knitting streak lately and I even taught myself the very beginning stages of cabling. Keep a watch out for these knits in blogs to come.
I also have been enjoying books from young adult fiction and contemporary Christian fiction. You might enjoy some of the same authors and books. Here are a few of the authors that have captured my attention and my daily reading times: Marian Hale, Karen Kingsbury, and Ann M. Martian. Marian Hale has books that focus on historical coming of age novels they are great, but keep the tissues handy. Karen Kingsbury's novels have touched my heart and helped me grow in great knowledge of God's redemption. Speaking of Redemption start with that series if you wish to start with the Baxter Series like I did. I made the mistake of starting with Book 1 Sunrise which is the last series about the Baxter family, so now I am going back and starting in the correct place. Last but not least the book above is an excellent book set in the 1950's. I am sure it will touch your heart and make you start searching for your corner of the universe. If you have read any of the above or have any suggestions let me know.

These slippers are called Snoozies. They are warm, comfortable, and have little grips on the bottom. Definitely a good idea for Christmas for those cold feet people in your life. They come in children, men, and women sizes in various colors.

The flowers above are from my husband he brought these home to me last night for no particular reason. He is such a sweetie.