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Peach State says: I Can Name That Tune…

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So there we were…gathered and ready to sing. But wait! This song won’t do…
What about ______? slow
What about ______? so-and-so is working and won’t be here
“I got it!” What about “Mirey Clay”?

That’s was the one…everyone agreed…and the nod was given to retrieve it from the Choir Room.

“The only problem was the fact that there is no song, called “Mirey Clay” in the filing cabinet.”

We had a momentary lapse in song titles and had sent someone to pull the song with the wrong information. I ran to help and the only thing to do was sing the song, over and over, as I looked through every title in the filing cabinet. Give me a chance…I will get this…I Can Name That Tune…

Shortly after I arrived and began sorting through the files of music another member of the praise team appeared to offer her help. The wafting music came through the door as the instrumentalists and our fearless leader continued, completely abandoned and neglected by our three voices. We giggled in giddy, boisterous laughter as we combed through the files of music. We found a couple of other songs that might work when…what to my wondering eyes did appearFound It!

“That’s it!” How could we have forgotten?”

We headed, victoriously, back into practice with the file in hand. Rehearsal paused…as the song was passed out. Our fearless leader looked at the title and laughed. “There is nothing about “mirey clay” in the title…but that is what we call it…” He just shook his head. The funny thing about this renaming of a song is this is not the only one. You see…we find a phrase or word from our favorite songs that sticks in our heads and that is the way we refer to the title. “I do love the way our unique personalities find everyday truths in the words and phrases of the songs and hold them in our hearts.” It makes these songs sing…HeHe!

Why didn’t we just Google the song? Well…we are a techno-geeky savvy group and truth be told…the signal was too slow to wait and I have no battery left!

I do love singing…and singing with my dear friends…well it’s Priceless!

Have a great day!

Peach State

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Peach State says: Me Focused; You Must Be Kidding!

Remain calm, breathe, breathe again....I love lists!

I asked a dear friend what I should write about this morning and her response was this: “I have so many things going through my mind everyday that I’d never be able to focus on one…must be nice to be able to FOCUS!”  I responded with “Where is the fun in that?…“Me Focused… you must be kidding?” She responded “You seem to be…that should tell you how bad off I am…”  Thank you, my dear friend, for my topic today!

I gain points, with those around me, everyday when it comes to multitasking.  I have an incredible ability to do many things at once, while scheduling others and running around with my head cut off, with grace and focus.  I may function as the Ringmaster in a 3-ring Circus but sometimes feel like the ridiculous group of clowns.  All of the clowns are going in different directions and never seem stop the action they find themselves involved in.  One is trying to get another dressed and another is washing dishes with a hose pipe and sprays everything in its path.  Another is trying to drive a car while others can’t decide if they are getting in or out of the car.  MASS CHAOS!

“Me Focused…you must be kidding?”  I do love ordered chaos and thrive in it…I have spoken about that before.  To be seen as successful and focused means that I may have actually been able to pull the proverbial wool over someone else’s  eyes.  Enough of the flag waving and banner raising.  I only do what I can daily with a unique prospective.  I clean, and do the laundry, plan and prepare dinner, coordinate schedules and transportation requirements, while nurturing the family I love.  “See that is not that much!”  I also find myself in the unpaid assistant role for a friend of mine to keep him focused.  [Those of you reading this that know who I am referring to can stop laughing now!] I am one of the Music Librarians for our music program at church and on the Music Leadership Committee.  I am the Alto alternate for Praise Teams which means I am singing 3 out  four weeks a month with the practices thrown in to the schedule.  Thank goodness I love to make lists.

“Me Focused…you must be kidding?”  I make list everyday and am fortunate to have “The Cloud” which copies a list on one of my devices to the others as well.  I can make a list on my iPhone and it will show up on my iPad.  “I love technology.”  Reminders are set to remind me and the dings and various chimes go off all day long.  Print words…find this song….this is for dinner…thaw the meat….bake the bread…move the laundry…pick up the dry cleaning… All day long!!!  I love being busy…REALLY!  It makes me feel like I am actually a part of something and needed…”Did I say that out loud?”  Yes that is my weakness…I need to be needed and I can be very insecure.  The unsaid appreciation and the quiet moan during dinner are my thanks.  The fact that I know where things are located before someone needs them and receive a verbal thanks is high praise.  This is the way I survive…quietly buzzing like a hive of worker bees…weaving in and out through my mundane, love filled existence.  “I am needed and wanted!”  I am SECURE!!!

“Me Focused…you must be kidding?” So, to my friend,  I say thank you for saying that I am focused.  I appreciate all you do and the time you spend with me during my scheduled filled days.  This gives me a chance to visit and plan at the same time.  “I do love my iPhone.”  Texting and messaging in two different locations while checking my e-mails and planning my day; all while talking with a friend.  “Who would not want to do this?”  I really enjoy my fast, activity filled, frantic, schedule driven, life!!!!  I will take this compliment and smile as I complete another task on the reminder list.  What is next…make another coffee!  “I had to sneak that in!”  See you the next time!

D.L.

Peach State says: Just a Quick Note to Start My Day!

This list says it all!

I have high hopes for the first Monday of 2012.  I need to make a list which will keep me on track and not allow anything to fall between the cracks.  I know that I will be taking the trash out in a few minutes and that I need to get the turkey bones, from the devoured Christmas bird, out of the fridge out in the garage.  Then I will grab a pad and layout my day.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed “Ringing in the New Year” with friends and family.  Ours was really quiet with my husband being sick.  I was able to watch a bowl game and see my team win.   That was a wonderful surprise!!!!  Another win for the SEC…”Sorry, I love the South Eastern Conference when it come to college football.”

I just said goodbye to my husband, as he dashes along the well worn path of his exit route, and went to take the picked over bones out of the refrigerator.  Guess What?  No bones in the fridge!!!! I am glad the garbage truck comes today.  Because of his coughing I did not fix the usual latte’ for him this morning so I had tea.  That may have been nice and warm but the need was just not met.  Before coming back to write I made a pit-stop at my espresso machine and made myself a wonderful Quad-Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte’.  “Much better!”

I was on Praise Team yesterday, with it being first Sunday, and arrived for sound check and general practice just before 9 AM.  The service started at 10:00 and was filled.  After the service I headed for the store, “Honey can you get me some more Excedrin Back and Body and something for this cough?”, and arrived home by 11:40.  I will miss getting out early on Sundays!  We had a lazy day after lunch!

Regular schedule starts back up tomorrow and my life will be forced back into action.  “Quit laughing!”  I know you are thinking when did she not have a busy schedule.  “Welcome to my life!”  But I have said it before and I will say it again…I enjoy my busy schedule.  I thrive trying to keep ordered chaos flowing in one general direction.  Think about it…even at the beach house I am up early starting the coffee and checking my face book and e-mails.  Following up with replies and all with coffee in hand.  Creature of habit!

So much for a quick note…Off to grab my pad and start the next task at hand.  Have a great day and perhaps I will come back and let you know how I did today.

D.L.