Unitarian Hymnal Sing-along

In which Kathryn attempts to sing a different song everyday from the Unitarian Universalist hymnal, 'Singing the Living Tradition'. Earlier posts are based on songs from the Reader's Digest songbooks she found at yard sales as a child, including: 'Reader's Digest Treasury of Best Loved Songs', 'Reader's Digest Family Songbook', and 'Reader's Digest Family Songbook of Faith and Joy'. Bonus Folk song material from: 'Folk Song USA', by John and Alan Lomax.

08 September 2006

"Put On A Happy Face"

This song was hard to play, I felt like I needed to channel my piano teacher (that would be Jackie, the famous Jackie Dempsey, of Squonk Opera) to play it well. I did better the second time around, but still, not something I'm good at. Singing it was more satisfying, mostly because I still haven't gotten over the thrill of being able to hit all those notes around my break without crashing. It's those little things that make one's day.

No bonus folk song today, not enough time, with the working and such. I'd better get a move on, though, since my brand new all-girl folk band has its first rehearsal on Sunday, and I need to practice like you wouldn't believe. I am grateful that someone else is setting the agenda for this one, though. Right now I am more content to follow, than to lead.

I just want to knit. I want to listen to my iPod and knit knit knit.

I went to a local yarn store today that was having a sale (while my daughter was at school!), as a treat for myself. Alas, none of the yarns that they had, and I needed for various projects, were on sale. I did fall in love with another Noro yarn (Blossom: wool and silk and mohair oh my!), though. Ah! Those colors! I think I might have to go back tomorrow and buy what I need to make a sweater. It still won't be cheap, and it's very hard to justify, since I have way too much yarn right now, and I should be making Xmas presents, and not even thinking about more stuff for me.

But I am. Me, me, me. It was a long summer. I turned forty. Life is short. Buy Noro.

(This message was brought to you by Noro yarns.

Don't even think about getting to that sale and snatching it all up before I get there tomorrow.)

1 Comments:

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous binky said...

We have been going to the local farmers' market on Saturday mornings, and without fail I think of you. There is one stand that has handwoven wool, and woool/alpaca blends. There is the most beautiful green, and everytime I see it I want to get it for you. But I have no idea what the price to size ratio should be, or if the number of yards is even something useful.

So, tell me, is there something green you've been wanting to knit? And how many yards would you need to knit it?

And, if it wouldn't be green, what might your rank order colors be, in case those are around too...

 

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