Sunday, March 23, 2008

No Easter Baskets Were Needed Here Today

This has been a quiet day that started early. The Celebration Choir, of which I'm now a member, sang in both services this morning so I had to be at the church at 7:45 am. Not really sunrise, but early for singing Es, Fs, Gs and even a couple of As. When I crawled out of bed Robert roused enough to tell me I should do some "me, me, me, mes" to warm my voice up before going this morning. Now were did he learn such a thing? I'm not sure, but instead of trying to be quiet like I ususally do, I did as he said just getting my voice to work before heading out to church. I think it really helped, well as much as it could. I don't have a great voice, but it does well enough in a choir. We sang two wonderful pieces. One for the call to worship and the other as the special just before the sermon. Both services were well attended with the 10:50 service being nearly a full church. The only downer of the entire morning was that our pastor was unable to attend today. He is home very sick. And I say very sick because he has already been to the doctor once and is going back tomorrow. I think that this is the first time in his many years preaching that he hasn't lead the service on Easter Sunday. It was still a great service though.

After church I was turning my phone back to regular ring and discovered I had a text message. I thought it strange to get a text message from AT&T on Sunday, as they are the only ones I've ever gotten a text from. When I went there thinking to just delete it I got the best surprise ever --- a picture of Abby and Benjamin in their Easter finery. Amy had taken the picture of them this morning and sent it to me. It really made me smile. I would share it with all of you, but I don't know how to send it to my computer.

I got to share the pictures with our friends at lunch. We ate at the new Chinese restaurant in town. I'm not sure how traditional Chinese food is for Easter, but the food and company were good. It made me think of *The Christmas Story* where that family ate their Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant. We weren't serenaded by the wait staff though.

The rest of our day has been reading, TV, and visiting with the young couple who live down the street. Quiet times on Hedge Rose Lane. A far cry from when the girls were little and we got together with my family for Easter egg hunts and big family meals. :sigh:

This is Abigail in her Easter bonnet at Gran's house Easter 2004. What a cutie!


Carrie said...

You should be able to send the picture to your email address as a text message. (Do you know how to send a text message?)

Donna and Roger also sang at several services so we saw them on Saturday night for dinner. So we had a very quiet day here yesterday as well.

amanew said...

look at those cheeks! I forgot that she had a bonnet that year. I think that was as long as it actually stayed on her head.

Patsy said...

To be honest, I've never sent a text message. I'm sure I could figure it out, just haven't. I did save the picture to my phone though and could send it via email to my computer according to Donna. I haven't tried that either. Maybe tomorrow. :)