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