Well here I am again. I made it through the storm. This one was really deep. Good thing I had lots of batteries, lost power in a lot of places. I had 27 inches of snow at my place and the cape had alot too.
Well so far I have logged in 50 miles. Never thought I would see that number! I’m now in Barnstable, MA. Great little place, anyone around here?
I have been away from my blog for a couple weeks. Trying to juggle everything in life and get it all done. Busy time for my chorus life right now. Learning some new music, polishing some current music and getting ready for contest. All while being president, and making sure our nominations for the BOD are being conducted. Almost time for elections. My youngest having cheering competitions, or trying to, with the snow and all ended up with two in one weekend. They came in first which is awesome! Go Cougars!
Been listening to some different music during past weeks, one was Our Queens of 1984, Black Magic. Judi sent me two of their cassette tapes, yes I can still play them. They are so awesome. Our music and it’s sound has totally changed since 1984. Maybe it’s the singers maybe it’s the style of music. I can say though that so many of their songs I have sung myself over the years and what a great surprise to hear, Swanee River Cry. That was the first song I sang as a lead in my first quartet competition, on bolton mountain, at HTP 1984. I was pregnant with my first then, Jaime. We came in third. Hearing that brought back so many memories. Thank you so much Black Magic for all your great music. I will be listening to them over and over again.
If any of you other queens quartets have any recordings even if on Cassette tape don’t be afraid to send along to me. I’m gonna need lots of music to keep me going.
Food is playing a major role in this journey also, I’m finding it very hard to adapt to some kind of diet for me, while still cooking for a family. Of course nobody wants to eat what mom eats. Two of those people I can tell to make their own, but my husband and youngest still want it made for them. Hopefully warm weather will come real soon and my options will be so much better. I can eat chicken every day but not them. Salads are a great option for me too, but veggies are so much better in warmer weather and this year I will be doing a garden outside for us with the help of some neighbors. So there will be some great things happening there too.
I have to admit that this time of year is terrible for exercising and eating. When you are snowed in it is awful knowing you can’t get out and gets depressing. I have made another purchase for my journey and that is a combo bike/eliptical. This way I can still get some exercise in by switching it up and going to different place in house to do it. Give my legs a break from walking and sit and pedal with them.
So give me a shout out and let me know how all of you are doing. If your near barnstable shout to me also. Won’t be to long and I will be walking over my first bridge.
Talk with you all real soon!