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Friday, December 04, 2009

Good Grief!

We finally got our snow tires put on yesterday.  Growing up in Utah, I vaguely remember my parents putting them on our cars sometimes, but not really, and certainly not in more recent years.  But everyone around here said you MUST put on snow tires.

So we did.

And last night there was a nice storm that left several inches.  Still snowing at a pretty good pace, too.  Lots of snow out there.  And even though the snow plow came through our street early enough to wake us up, it's pretty bad out there.  And we live on one of the steepest hills in town.

Glad those tires are on today.

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I have a nasty habit of getting sick right before a big performance.  So I didn't only wake up to snow, but I woke up to a nice sore throat and a raspy voice.

I've been sucking down the Vitamin C, Cold-Eeze and Airborne along with lemon tea and honey.  Please pray that my voice will stick around until late Saturday night.  It is then free to leave and I won't be too upset.

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On Wednesday, we got a call from my father-in-law telling us our nephew and his friend were stuck up on Timp.  I guess since there hasn't been much snow there yet this season, that they decided to do the major hike.  My brother-in-law got a phone call from my nephew a few hours after they should have been back telling him they had lost the trail, but then they lost contact and weren't able to reconnect at all.

To make a long story short, they did eventually come off the mountain, but not before Search and Rescue had been called and many people were praying for them.  I was a bit of a wreck about it for the few hours until I heard the good news.  So thankful that they were okay, and found before anything horrible happened.

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 I bought the DVD A Charlie Brown Christmas for my kids. They are obsessed.  Bria is saying things like "Good Grief" a lot, and Chloe is drawing all of the Peanuts characters amazingly well.  Sophia is watching it constantly.

It's a nice change from Cinderella and Harry Potter.

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Here's the latest article about Messiah.  You can even see a peek of me sitting there behind the tenor who is the one singing.  And Joel, of course. You can see him quite well.

Here's another one, from the local paper.

Have a happy weekend!

18 comments :

  1. I am so jealous about the snow! Bright sunny skies here. I hope your voice stays. Sending prayers your way. And I so have to get the Charlie Brown Christmas movie! My son would LOVE it! He is still going on about The Great Pumpkin!

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  2. Stuck on Timp? I'm glad they're off safely. After the nutty putty caves incident I'm perfectly content to stick to indoors activities.

    Hope your voice sticks around till after your performance that I'm sure will be amazing.

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  3. We have had such a mild winter here. I am loving it!

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  4. Snow tires are mandatory here, too. Except we just bought a Subara, which has 4WD, and handles like a dream, even in the current 8 inches of snow on our steep-ish driveway. I love that car!!

    Have you found that when it snows, other drivers seem to lose 25-50 IQ points? :)

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  5. Hope you feel better. I have throughly enjoying your blog:)

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  6. Oh, I never even thought what cold and flu season means for a singer! Hope it goes away.

    A friend of ours, a girl, went for a hike up Rock Canyon one afternoon and got lost. They didn't find her until the next evening. It was the dead of winter and she had wrapped her feet in plastic bags and done all sorts of other neat survival things to make it through the night. Glad your nephew made it down okay. That's scary business.

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  7. I'm glad your family got down from Timp okay! That would be terrifying!

    Good Grief is a lot better than what a lot of other kids are saying these days. =] And Charlie Brown is still pretty awesome in my book. =]

    I hope you feel better soon!

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  8. Love Charlie Brown! We watched the halloween and Thanksgiving specials recently and the kids ate them up!

    Glad your nephew is OK. That could've just as easily been my nephew (they live in Provo). Sheesh!

    Hope your voice gets better. Whispering until the performance might help? Or maybe sign language? :)

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  9. I truly hope your voice will hold out until after your performance. And I am really glad your family made it down from Timp okay. That must have been terrifying. Thank Goodness for snow tires! Take care and stay safe in the snow. Good Luck with your performance.

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  10. We usually get a lot of snow here, too. We had one big snowfall so far this year, but it has already melted away. I hope that your voice holds out and the roads stay clear for the night of your performance. Break a leg! (Under the circumstances it feels weird to say that, but I will hold to the tradition)
    :~D

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  11. I really need to buy the Charlie Brown Christmas dvd. It's such a classic!

    What a cute local paper you have!

    Sorry about the sore throat. It has only snowed a few inches here, but last night it got down to 3 degrees. Yuck.

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  12. In college I got a major cold / throat gomboo every December, just before having to sing my juries. I was singing a gazillion gigs with my jazz group, plus doing all the A Cap choir stuff, and oh, yeah, I was exhausted and it was winter in Utah!

    You gotta love that. And I'm glad the nephew is safe; those stories don't always have the endings we pray for. AND I'm glad you had those tires in time.

    AND...I totally love the Charlie Brown Christmas. One of my students is playing "Linus and Lucy" for our Christmas recital. It beats listening to 26 consecutive performances of "O Christmas Tree", that's for dang sure!

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  13. Oh I hope your voice has been holding out!

    No snow here yet. It was a strangely warmish November for Minnesota. now I'm bracing myself to get dumped on :)

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  14. I swear, the same thing happens to me when I have to sing. I hope it went well. Actually, I know it went well, because you are always amazing.

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  15. I am NUTS for Charlie Brown. I always feel so sorry for him...

    Those wetter, humid Winters make Utah ones seem so mild and livable.

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  16. Well, it's late Saturday night here--I hope your performance went well! I'm SO glad that your relative on Timp is safely down, and that you have snow tires. :)

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  17. LOL A Charlie Brown Christmas is a great break from what's out there right now. I loved it when I first saw it here in the U.S.A. and glad my kids do, too!

    Glad your voice did an amazing job at the performance.

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  18. Good grief is such a great line.
    I should use it more.

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