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Whoops. I read this not long after you posted it but didn't reply. Sorry - not intentional. I know what it is to be bound by a pet. My Neekei cat needed daily medicine. If anyone other than me was in the house she went into hiding. She had hiding places I never found. So for the last few years of her life I went nowhere overnight. It was during her "reign" that I quit doing boxed jigsaw puzzles as her favorite sleeping place was in the middle of the puzzle. Shes been gone three years this month. She was 19 and deaf for the last couple of years. Yet she always knew where I was.
If you take that photo of the tree you could join Pepper in it. Don't you think that would be an excellent idea? I do. I'm not into decorating much any more. Seems like a lot of work for just me. I do miss seeing all my ornaments though.
Rehearsal went well. We have a concert at a nursing home on Dec. 19. We go there twice a year - at Christmas and in the spring. I still need to figure out something simple and appropriate for Dec. 22 as we have very little time to learn it. I'll have 4 of the ringers available - 5 if I ring too. That's my project for the weekend -to find music for the 22nd.
Again, my apologies for being so long in replying here. I'm enjoying getting to know you more. Have a good evening.
Francine, Here's Fluffy.
That's me, Francine.
Pepper looks so sweet. Poor doggy. Hope he continues to progress and have a few more quality years with you. Thanks for sharing this with me. Pets are family. I think I feel more for pets when they aren't well than humans since the pet can't understand what's wrong or tell you how it feels.
Other than around the Niagara Falls area I haven't been in Ontario. I have vacationed and driven the Trans-Canada Highway in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland. Always wanted to pick up in Ontario and drive it west to the other end but never did. Driving on long car trips no longer interests me.
Don't know if I told you or you know I'm in the USA in Maryland right on the northeast corner of Washington, D.C. If I can do this (I'm not much of a computer person) I'll let you see a picture my cousin took of me this summer by her new waterfall and pond in her backyard. I see I don't know how to get there from here. I'll be back.
Oh, Francine, wrists can really mess up any type of keyboard work whether musical or computer/typewriter types. I have worn wrists supports on the few occasions when I've needed to play the biggest bells - they are quite heavy.
I've grown up with music and musical family. I've had lessons on piano, accordion, organ, violin, flute, guitar, recorder (all sizes) and most recently, bells. I'm not expert on any but have also taught piano, recorder and now bells. Have also done a lot of singing before my voice gave out. I took two theory classes on a college level. All of it helps.
You mention heading for the vet. You have a pet? What do you have?. I've been a cat person for several years but I love animals. I've been adopted by a neighborhood stray now. There's a picture of her somewhere on my profile
Just in case you didn't see an earlier question - Where are you? It's fun to know if you care to share.. Happy shopping.
Yea Francine. Glad you succeeded. I wondered if that were the same tie. After your description of it I looked carefully at the one he wore on the 17th and thought maybe it was the same. We wear gloves as skin oils damage the metal over time. Bell handles are a hard plastic substance. One brand of bells uses leather - White Chapel Bells made in England.. Lots of groups use white but I have preferred the all black as it shows off the bells better. I was disappointed in the sound quality as the highest bells were almost inaudible on the video although they came through ok in the sanctuary. Our Christmas service will be Dec. 22. If you are interested. It starts at 11:15 a.m. Saturday morning. The 11:15 service is on the Web live each Saturday morning. I have promised the music director bells even if I have to do a solo ring but there will be 4 other members available so we'll come up with something.
You obviously have some musical background. I'd enjoy knowing what if you care to share. Oh, you didn't pester me, I'm just sorry I didn't give better directions.
Again I'm sorry for not being more observant Francine. I hope you do enjoy them after all this.
Francine, I'm sorry. I think perhaps you were in the concert videos rather than the church services. I hadn't noticed that some of the 2012 concerts had been posted. I think there are like 51 videos in the church services section for 2012 but only 4 in the concert section. Today my timer found the bells at 37 minutes approximately. What made me go back and check was that we had no clarinet music at that service. There was a brass choir but no clarinet.
Wish you could.
Green tea with mint!! I'll be right there!!
Francine, I don't know where you are. Are you comfortable letting me know?
Francine, we played just before the minister spoke. On my computer the timing was 38:50. The bell piece was only about 2-3 minutes long. Hope you find it if you have time to try again.
I'll tell them. Thanks for coming by to see them.
Thanks Ardy, and thanks to the girls.
Oh well, Hanne. I'm so used to it that I've rather gotten to enjoy sliding down and off the slippery slope!!! LOL And I have a fresh cup of something right beside me - green tea with mint.
Not any longer dear, we were kicked out in the darkness, but we'll just take a cup of something won't we??
Thanks, Pat. This is a small group but they are great to work with.
Lovely picture thanks Ardy
You are very welcome, Hanne. I'm noticing that you are ahead of me on the board. Great.
Thanks for showing, Ardy!!
Some people have said they would like to hear the bells While the sound is not good here is how to get to the video: On the web enter sligochurch.org. On the home page hover over Media and click Sligo Web TV. Scroll down under the pictures to Video library. Click 2012, then 11-17-1012 Festival of. When it loads fast forward to 38:40 which should be a young lady reading Scripture. We play right after she finishes. Again the sound is very poor. Wish I had a better clip to offer.