My thoughts*,  I'm an Auntie*

…but I blogged yesterday, right?!

As I was folding Christmas letters and stuffing them into envelopes this afternoon I thought to myself, “Gee, it feels like I haven’t blogged in forever.” Then I thought, “But I’m suuuuch a good blogger. That can’t possibly be true.

(It’s true. *sigh*)

Oh my lovelies, can you ever forgive me for my neglect? I’ve sort of fallen into this place where I think about something I want to write about, but by the time I get home from wherever I was where I thought of it I’m usually too tired and just want to feed my current Criminal Minds obsession or get caught up on things I’ve neglected around my house. (oh vacuum, we shall dance tomorrow!)

Anyway. Enough of that.

Christmas is coming!!!!!! Tomorrow is December 14th, which means that it’s only TEN DAYS to Christmas Eve. How exciting is THAT?! Words cannot express how excited I am for singing carols, good company, great food AND it’s Princess Pea’s first Christmas. My little niece is now three months old and cuter than EVER.

(Peeah, Princess Pea & Fireman–taken last weekend by moi*)

Seriously, being an aunt is the greatest. thing. ever.

Want to know what else is great? Your Christmas music suggestions. I’ve been listening to them all and I am so impressed with your taste! I’m definitely still looking for this years’ song, so please keep sending me what you’re loving right now! I’m pretty sure that dearjennymac somehow cheated and found out that Silent Night is a song that has a lot of meaning for me and recommended Sinead O’Connors beautiful rendition of it which I was not familiar with until now. *sigh* You are all the best ever. More please! :)

Now, there is a contender for this year’s song, and it’s actually one that I heard on the radio and instantly loved. The Hubster doesn’t *quite* love it like I do, but he tolerates my serenading him whenever I hear it with patience–now that’s love. It’s cute, catchy and I can’t stop listening.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Lastly, I’m not sure if I told you or not, but I decided to join a choir and am performing in a Christmas Cantata next Sunday evening! I’m always leery about “unprofessional” choirs because I may or may not be a tiny bit judgmental and have very high standards when it comes to choirs and harmonies. I like to be in choirs that challenge me and make me want to become a stronger vocalist, not ones that struggle with even the most basic arrangements.

I decided to take a leap and try out this choir and am so glad I did. We are tackling several very challenging, wonderful arrangements to Christmas carols throughout the centuries–dating back as far as 1392. It’s a very cool concept for a concert, and the choir members are strong, confident and talented! I can’t wait to perform next week!

Anyway, as I know the majority of you won’t be able to be there as you kinda sorta live all over the planet, I thought I’d share one of the pieces we’re performing with you! This is my second favourite piece–I’ve yet to find a video of my favourite, but I won’t give up! It’s performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and although we aren’t quite as, well, FABULOUS as they are, we do a dang fine job with our 80 voices. Enjoy!

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