December 3, 2010

You Warmed My Heart...

We started our Chorale's tech rehearsal at 4 pm Friday afternoon. Our director, Pat, got sick during the week so she wasn't able to take us through this rehearsal. She probably won't be well enough to lead us today either. One of the men in the bass section was a high school music teacher, so he stepped up to the podium for the rehearsal, and will lead our performance, too.

Instead of taking an hour or an hour and a half for our tech run-through, we sang the whole program - finishing after 6 pm. I think we're going to have a wonderful holiday show and once I get the dvd of the entire concert, I'll share one or two of my favorite numbers with you.
My sister, Diana, was there for the rehearsal and she, Handsome and I went for dinner afterwards. We came back home and finished my Birthday celebration with a slice of cake!

The temperature dropped into the high 60s yesterday, getting steadily cooler as the day progressed. I guess our reaction to the temperature is all relative. Diana lives in Minnesota. To her, 68 degrees is comfortable-shorts-weather. To me, it's get-out-my-sweatshirt-I'm-freezing-weather. It's obvious in the picture of the two of us together, isn't it?

All of my siblings (five of them) are younger than I am. I have three sisters. Diana is the middle sister of the three. She is eleven years younger, and the one sister who most resembles me in appearance. It was fun to have some of my friends walk up to the two of us and say that they knew we were related.

Thank you to all of you who left Birthday greetings for me yesterday. You have no idea how your greetings warmed my heart. How many people can enjoy the notes and good wishes of so many friends like we do in Blogland? Each of your greetings was a beautiful gift to me. Thank you for helping make my Birthday a most special day for me. I love you all.

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Donna! I couldn't wait to see how your birthday was. Your sister is so cute! In fact, that is a beautiful picture of the two of you! I am so glad she got to visit for your birthday. How special! Twyla

Andi's English Attic said...

Now the lady at the top left of the first pic (blonde hair, wearing pink) looks very much like someone in my theatre. Her name is Dee and she's a vicar's wife. Of course, in real life they may look nothing like each other, but I did a double take when I saw the pic.
Glad you had a wonderful birthday. xx

Mandy said...

So glad that your Chorale had a willing volunteer to take over from your Director. I do hope she is better soon.
It was lovely to hear you had a very pleasant day on your birthday. How nice to be able to spend it with your sister.

Suzann said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful day.

Jane said...

Just look how happy you and your sister are together!!
I lived in Minnesota for a few years and we talked to our old neighbors there last night. They said they were getting lots of snow so I bet your sister is glad to be in Florida with you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jane

Cat said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a good time. Great photo of you and your sister. I totally relate to your statement about temperatures... my husband is from Minnesotta also, he thinks winters in Utah are a piece of cake.
Enjoy your weekend, Cat

Kathy said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a great time with your sister.

It's only high 20s here in Wisconsin today, so enjoy your 68 degree temps!

Sarah said...

Glad you are still celebrating! Have a great weekend. I look forward to a clip from the concert. ~ Sarah

sweetjeanette said...

Hey Donna
I'm late with your birthday greeting, but it is no less felt!
Hope it was wonderful and can't wait to hear more about the Chorale!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Sisters you sure are! I hope you had a nice birthday....68..burrrr
giggle
Marcie

Michelle May said...

Ya'll are just too cute together! Glad you are having fun.
xx, shell

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