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Since I never seem to get around to sending out Christmas cards or letters, I decided to blog a bit to keep my fans updated. :-)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Taking the plunge!

I'm taking the plunge into the world of blogging! If you've found my blog, you know that the winning entry in the "name that blog" contest is "Gathering Holly", which was submitted by my sister-in-law LH. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of submissions that came in this last week -- my family and friends are definitely more creative than I! Many heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who sent in your entries. The remaining entries are too good to discard, so watch for them to come up as titles for individual postings.

Here is today's bit of news -- I am the new choir director for my congregation. This should be really interesting because I have NO experience in choral conducting (other than observing it while singing with my community choir for the last several years!). I do lead the congregational singing, but that really is just waving one arm in time to the music. Now I have to actually be coordinated and make sure that the right hand knows what the left hand is doing -- even when they must operate independently.

I'm already reviewing possible selections for Christmas and twisting the arms of friends and neighbors to get attendance commitments from them. I think some will come just for the fun of laughing with me as I make a fool of myself. Maybe some others will come if I promise treats. Some will come for no other reason than they are my friends and wish to support me (and be glad that THEY are not the conducting) Whatever the reason, I hope lots of people come out to sing. It will be much more fun and less nerve-wracking for me. (And, yes...it's ALL about me. That's why I now have a blog. ha ha)


  1. Holly,
    Welcome to the world of blogging! The internet is a great way to keep in touch with friends far and near! I am glad to be able to feel your smiling spirit even though I am in the land of perpetual winter! I miss singing with you!!! Keep laughing!
    PS You will be a wonderful choir director!

  2. I can't believe you've never done choral directing before! You've been singing your whole life! You'll do such a great job. All those years of observing different directors will give you a pretty good idea of what you do and don't like in a director so you'll settle right in.

  3. Holly you will make the best choral director. I have been watching "Last Choir Standing" in the UK, and none of their directors had the spirt and merriment you will bring to your choir. Can't be there to watch you but let me know if I can hear over cyberspace