Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hello ....

I am starting an entry and it is 12:15 A.M. ! What else is new for me?? lol Been gone but all of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I have really been busy the last month.

We left this morning at 10 a.m. and got home at 3 p.m. today. We went to Assistant Living, Gary taught, and I sang 2 songs: I Saw The Light and White Christmas. We then went a half a block to the Nursing Home. A lady at church has been wanting me to sing at the nursing home for a long time! Her mother gets her hair washed on Tuesdays and I was wanting to go when we go to the Assistant Living. Too many miles and too much time. I called last week and the Activity Director told me that I could come at 12:15 and sing through lunch. We leave the Assistant Living place at noon.

That nursing home is huge! The director showed me where I could stand, then took me to 3 more rooms and told me that I could sing a couple of songs in there too if I wanted to. (Wow!) I was going to take my karaoke but it was snowing like crazy! It is a good thing that I promised my friend that I would go. I have to be really careful in the winter because I fall. :( I took my little boom box that I took a pix of and put on my AOL journal. She showed me where the microphone was. I was afraid that my singing would be louder than my music. lol I told her that I didn't need a microphone because I sang loud. She asked Gary if that was true. hehe Gary said, "Well, lets put it this way... you won't have a hard time hearing her." lol The lady says to me... "Well you can just walk around and sing since you won't be using a microphone." That is what I did... that is a new one for me! lol The people loved it! I walked around with the little boom box in my left hand singing, and I could pat them on the shoulder with my right hand. A lot of them were singing with me.

I sang 7 songs in the main lunch room, 2 songs in the 2nd room, and 3 songs in the third room. Guess what .... when I was all done singing I realized I missed the 4th room! lol I sang 14 songs today. I sang White Christmas 4 times... Old Rugged Cross 2 times... One Day At A Time .... 3 times.... I Saw The Light 3 times... and these 1 time... He Touched Me, Shepherd Of My Valley, and Where Could I Go. Needless to say .... I was ready for lunch. hehe I did manage to get a half a glass of water through all of it. The longest that I have sang is for 1 1/2 hours with a 10 minute break at a Rodeo Christian Picnic.

We have 3 Christmas parties to go to before Christmas. I still have to buy a few gifts. I have most of them in gift bags.... way to go! Right now my house looks like 3 tornadoes hit it. lol

Well cutting this short because it is 12:45 A.M. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing all of you a blessed week with lots of blessings. God Bless, Janie

15 comments:

MISSY said...

Oh wow! I bet they enjoyed that very much!

It's a busy time a year, I'm glad your enjoying your holidays :)

*M*

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a blessing you are to the folks at Assisted Living. You are doing the good Lord's work there for sure. Take care and don't slip.
Have fun at your parties. 'On Ya'-ma

Lucy said...

That is a wonderful thing to do Janie. I know from to much family in nursing homes, how needy they are. Good to hear from you more often. Lucy

Tracy said...

have missed you! wow that was alot of singing but when you love to sing you dont mind do ya! i hope you have a good week. hugs

Alice said...

Hi Janie. I know your singing is much appreciated there. Have a great rest-of-the-day :).....

chefkelly25 said...

Janie that is so nice that you do that and I am sure you made thier day a little brighter. Christmas can be hetic and be careful not to fall! Kelly

a corgi said...

so neat that you went to that new place! I bet they were thrilled with your singing and I like the personal touch you did with walking around and singing!

betty

Rose said...

I am sure they loved it!!

Randy said...

Hello Miss Janie,

Sounds like you are really, really going to have a busy christmas but, I know God Will Bless you for it. Have a great evening.

God Bless

Randy

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Been missing you, Janie. I know the folks loved hearing you sing. I would also. Take care! It was good to hear from you again. HUGS

sheri said...

Janie, I'm sure the residents loved listening to you sing. I know it brightened up their day! And I'm sure you enjoyed it as much as they did:)
Have a wonderful Friday and week-end.
Hugs, Sheri

JoHn'S wOrLd said...

Hello Janie,That was an awesome thing you did today.Ive been wanting to get the youth department or the Ladies at my Church to go and visit the Assisted Living,I believe that your a prayer warrior.My little neice is is in need of prayers,Could you stop by my blog when you have a chance and maybe send a few prayer warriors over.Thank you
God Bless
John

Lori J said...

Janie, Thank-you for your ministry in the home. Today I get the blessing of going to play the piano at the Care Centre while they have their family Christmas Dinner and all that.
It amases me how sometimes even those whose minds have slipped away I will look over and see them sing the old hymns with their tears flowing. I have only one old fellow who does not appreciate me...
May the Lord bless you dear SIC

Love Alberta LORI

Karen said...

Doesn't is feel just wonderful to do something so special for others? Your voice brought joy to those around you.

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