Sunday Snippets

This morning in church, we sang an anthem that was composed by a member of our congregation. There's something really cool about performing a work with the composer present, and something equally cool about the fact that our choir director is flexible enough that when our tenor (who is female) asked if she could alter her part, he let her try it, and then agreed that her change worked. I love that even though we're doing liturgical music, we get to play a little. It's such a wonderful way to start a morning.

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That aside, I'm sitting here sipping caramel apple cider from the local Starbucks, and ripping all my Christmas cds to digital format so I can transfer them to my Zen. Earlier today, at a different Starbucks, I managed to purchase a copy of this year's Christmas mix, which has been elusive. Apparently these mixes are becoming more popular.

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I am not currently reading anything. I'm barely surfing blogs*, even. This is not normal for me, but it's stemming from the fact that I really don't know what I want to read. Nothing is appealing just now.

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I woke up one day last week with a syncopated version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” in my head, and cannot shake the melody from my mind.

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Tonight, we removed the Christmas tree from its box, put it together, shaped it, and moved it into place near the living room window. It's pre-lit and plastic, but even so I like to let it rest over night, before I begin hanging ornaments. I don't usually decorate the tree this early â“ usually I do the house in early December, and the tree about mid-way through, but I'm feeling really sad and isolated this year, and we won't have any family around, and I'm hoping this will help.

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I'm creating a bunch of prompts for Holidailies entries I plan to write. Suggestions are welcome, just leave them in comments. I prefer to keep things holiday-themed during this meme, but it's not required.

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It's only eleven, but I'm very tired, despite a long nap this afternoon. I think I might go to bed now.

*To my blog-buddies: This is NOT to imply that your blogs are unappealing, at all, or to me, I'm just really not reading anything much right now. I'm not sure why. Please don't be offended. I love you all to bits.

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