Saturday, January 31, 2015

Winter Concert


Winter Concert 2015

G.F. Handel (1685-1759)   A Handel Celebration  Arr. by Merle J. Isaac
I.  March from "Scipio"
II.  Rigaudon from "Almira"
IV.  Ritornello from "Almira"

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)  The Marriage of Figaro Overture  Arr. by Merle J. Isaac

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)  Carmen (A Suite For Orchestra in 4 movements)  Arr. by Jack Bullock

John Williams (b. 1932)  The Empire Strikes Back Medley  Arr. by John C. Whitney

Thursday, January 22, 2015


A new family member-

An 8 week old sheepadoodle.
He is adored by 5 females in this house and tolerated by 1 male who adores us.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

sick day...

After Kate left for school I found this checklist that she made for the morning-

get up
eat Cherrios/raspberries
Sophie's note 
(a note to let Sophie know which of her stuffed animals she could play with while she was gone to school)
make lunch
bow bun :)
(smiley faces were written in all though her's were much cuter)
There is nothing quite like a list to get your head in the game! 

Sophie was home sick with a determined cold-
She and I finished the last pages of the novel
She listened attentively while a read the last pages through tears and sobs (what a great book).
She loved it so much that she grabbed the second in the series to read while she lay in bed with a kleenex box and a trash can close by.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

then by all means...

"If you hear a voice with you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent VanGogh

I am 44 years old today.
Sometimes we believe that what is going on today---is what is possible.
Not this year...
Turning 44 I choose to seek out dreams...
dreams of not only what I want to do but more importantly
who I want to BE.
It will be the best year yet.