Monthly Archives: April 2009

I wish…

I wish I could have gotten this picture today…..

My hubby almost walked out the door this morning wearing two different shoes.  I shouldn’t have said anything…..  hahaha!  It was one white tennis shoe, and one black tennis shoe.  
I wanted to get a picture, but he wouldn’t let me.  :]  

Project for School

For my World Music class, my professor assigned us to work in groups and do a fieldwork project, observing about a specific musical group and writing about the way music functions in our community. So my group and I observed a local dance group, called All For One. It’s an volunteer-based organization that provides inexpensive dance classes to kids to provide them a way to experience culture, stay fit, and have fun in a safe, constructive environment.

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We first observed a Mexican Folklorico dance class. The students wore their “practice skirts” and “character shoes”, which are along the same lines of a tap dance shoe.

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Then we observed a Hip-Hop dance class. This was a less structured, less disciplined class — but still intense. The kids really looked like they were having fun!

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It was a fun subject to choose! We will be researching the history of each kind of dance and its corresponding musical style, and writing up a five-page paper. Then we’ll be presenting our findings to the class in a few weeks. Fun, fun, fun!

African Violets

Here’s an update from the last time I took pictures of Mom’s African violets…  They seem to be doing well!  

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I absolutely LOVE this color.

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I love African violets.  They hold special meaning to me because they remind me of my great-grandma, who used to grow them all the time.  She had such a green thumb, and always had her home filled with thriving plants and flowers!

Easter Sunday

The fam all came over to my mom’s house for Easter dinner…

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Here’s my little nephew in his nice Easter Sunday clothes.  

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Daddy is so good at making him smile!

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My hubby had his nose in a book…he always has so much homework!

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Smile!

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Candid shot of some of the group.  

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He sure has his eye on those dice!  

grrrr, harddrive

Sorry I haven’t updated recently…the harddrive on my laptop is full, so I haven’t been able to load my pictures from my camera!  🙁  I have been clearing off files/software that I don’t use anymore, and have managed to clear off 5gb.  I’ll be blogging again soon….

Student Composition Recital

On Friday, April 3, a Student Composition Recital was held at my college.  Two of my pieces were performed!  

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Here’s my horn solo with French horn accompaniment…

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And here’s my ensemble piece, featuring flute, clarinet, horn, violin, cello, and piano.  

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My hubby managed to surprise me with roses as usual…  :]  They’re beautiful!

I found this helpful post on another blog, called Just Plain Joy.  In her post, the author (incidentally, her name matches mine) gives step-by-step instructions for her system of organizing her pictures on her hard drive.  I recently sorted all my pictures in a similar manner, and have found it much more convenient!  

The only problem with this system is that you have to know the approx. date that a picture is taken in order to find it on your computer.  Does anyone have a solution to this problem?  What kind of organizational system do you use?