Choral evensong (365:009)

Choral evensong by Gary Allman
Choral Evensong (365:009). Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Somehow I managed to miss my Sunday afternoon nap.

I’m not sure how it happened, usually, the order of the day is get up at around seven-fifteen, leave for Church at eight-twenty to drop Lanie ready for Choir, while we socialize (which for me involves eating doughnuts and drinking coffee) until the 9 am service starts. Generally, we leave the teenagers to do what they do best; sleep-in.

Today Alek came along as both he and Lanie had been requisitioned to be ‘Kings’. There was no adult Sunday school after the service, so more socializing (and doughnuts) was called for while I waited for Ginger, Alek and Lanie to finish their various activities.

Normally once we get home, we collapse on the bed and declare nap time. Not today. Today Ginger went out frock shopping with the girls while I sent some emails and tinkered with our blog. On their return, a grocery shopping expedition was declared. Ah-ha! Thinks I, it’s about time we did another ‘Nauseating in Wal-Mart‘ picture. But it wasn’t to be. The place was absolutely throbbing and If I’d slowed up the aisle traffic by stopping to take a Self-Portrait there might well have been a riot. On to ‘Food 4 Less’ for more groceries, and I was feeling less than inspired to go with a ‘Nauseating in Food 4 Less’ picture.

Choral Evensong was being held at Church this evening featuring a couple of new pieces by Carlyle Sharpe that we wanted to hear. By the time we’d finished getting the groceries, we had just enough time to go home, dump them on the kitchen floor for the kids to put away and head back downtown for our second dose of Church for the day.

We arrived in plenty of time, and while we were waiting for things to start I took today’s picture. The music and service were very good, and we enjoyed the small cheese and wine reception afterward too.

By the way. Friday night we watched ‘The Changeling’ good movie. Last night we watched ‘Memphis Belle’, not Ginger’s kind of movie, and certainly showing its age a bit. It’s a long time since I last saw it but I still enjoyed the film. I don’t think Ginger appreciated my pointing out that Alek will all to soon be of a similar age to some of the aircrew.   

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.