Giving Thanks

Fall is now underway - sort of. Here on the normally Wet Coast, we are currently experiencing the driest and warmest fall on record. While I do enjoy being able to still wear skirts without stockings and shorts, I realize that it's pretty clear that climate change is real and it is serious. The nice weather does bring a delicious bounty of fruit though and so thanks to my parents' apple trees, I will be making apple sauce, apple cobbler and apple juice over the next week or two.

I just celebrated Thanksgiving with my family and I thought that I'd write about the things for which I am thankful in this blog. Yes, it's been done and giving thanks may seem somewhat hackneyed but I think that it's important to share in a public forum as this is and for me to remember what beautiful things we have. And so, I give thanks to whatever connects everything for my beautiful little family: my husband, our boys, our parents and my brothers. I give thanks that we have enough food to feed our little family and that we have shelter. I give thanks that I have a job that I love. I give thanks that my family members have our respective physical and mental health. I give thanks to my beloved family.

My website blog wouldn't be complete without some gig news. I am very excited about the Laudate Singers upcoming gala fundraiser called a Night in Vienna.  I'm having SO much fun with this program. We'll delight you with a lighthearted evening of delightful music from the era of balls and waltzes. 6:00-9:30pm Entertainment & Silent Auction 7:15pm Sumptuous buffet dinner We'll entertain you with lots of music to send you home humming including favourites from Lehár's Merry Widow, Strauss' Die Fledermaus and the ultimate romantic tenor aria "Dein ist Mein Ganzes Herz" from Lehár's The Land of Smiles. Admission $85, must be purchased by October 18th at 604-729-6814, info@laudatesingers.com or www.laudatesingers.com. Besides, I'm making my special apple coffee cake and FIVE different kinds of breads. I realize I'm bragging but I make good bread so come for the music, go home with the bread! 

I have a little bit of space left for new students so if you or any of your friends are interested in voice and/or beginner piano lessons, just send me an email or call me. I'm now taking Christmas bookings and those are starting to fill up. Ah, 'tis the season! 

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