Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Come and Hear These Children Sing

Sunday morning I got up bright and early and put the finishing touches on my dishes for potluck, got ready for church and was out the door by 8:00 a.m. Being a single gal with many potluck dishes means multiple trips from the car to the church building so I wanted to make sure I had ample time to get everything to the kitchen and get to "my" pew. I pulled under the portico and unloaded everything in about four trips. I managed to situate all the food on hips and in arms to carry to the kitchen, but one of the dishes was very hot and so I recruited someone I ran into to help me about halfway to the kitchen. Once all the food was situated, I went back to collect the rest of my belongings and made my way to my seat. 

Our potluck was after class and it was the first time our class (which has been meeting about a year now) had ever had a potluck; so, I think we were all a little nervous about what kinds of food might show up at the potluck table. As it turns out, the potluck was a huge success. We had a variety of foods which when put together made a complete meal. We had meats, veggies, salads, desserts and bread, and we had tea and sodas to drink. It all turned out nicely and I think everyone was pleased with the outcome. 

When lunch was over, we cleaned up the serving utensils we had used from the church kitchen, put the tables away and headed our separate ways. I got home a few minutes after 1:00 p.m., let Pip out for a few minutes and then laid down on the couch to rest my eyes before the next outing on my calendar. Troy had a choir concert at his school at 3:00 p.m. which Jackie had told me about earlier in the week. I had asked her if tickets were required or if it was a come and hear these children sing type of event. No tickets were required at the door, and so about 2:30 p.m., I finally managed to get up from the sofa, put Pip in the crate and head out the door. As luck would have it, there was a lone parking spot right at the front of the school and so I snagged it and headed inside. 

The concert got started right on time if not a minute or two sooner. The children sang about five or six songs and Troy had a solo on the last song, "Why We Sing." He did a fantastic job! The concert only lasted about 30 minutes which was kind of disappointing because I was really enjoying it and honestly it expected it to last an hour or so. They also had a man (whose name I have since forgotten) play the piano to accompany the children. At one point during the show, he did a solo performance of "Alabama Jubilee" which was phenomenal! His fingers were moving so super fast! What's more is that this guy totally looked like a thinner version of Cam from Modern Family and so that gave me and Jackie a chuckle. 

After the concert, there was a reception in the cafeteria and so we stopped by there for a few minutes to chat and take some photos with the little singer. We wrapped things up around 4:00 p.m. or so and parted ways. I then headed to Publix on Whitesburg to pick up a couple of items that the downtown store didn't have on Saturday and then went to church. 

I got home from church not long after 6:00 p.m. and spent the rest of the evening watching "Call the Midwife" and "Mr. Selfridge", both of which were excellent. I love PBS on Sunday nights, y'all, and it was a great way to conclude what seemed like a super busy weekend!

"Cam" the Piano Player


Jackie said...

Thanks for coming to hear these children sing..LOL!! That last picture of you and Troy is WAY cute. You are an awesome God Mother:-)

Erika said...

Awe..Troy is such a handsome young man. I'm so happy he's at a school where he can showcase his talents. That's a very good picture of you, too!