I thought this sounded like a fascinating idea. I am fairly new to blogging (about five months) and I thought you might be interested in learning a bit more about me. So here goes:
- Before COVID-19, I was the choir director at my small, Catholic church. I loved the music I picked, even though we did not always have accompaniment (since my piano skills are not awesome, and I did not always bring my violin along!)
- This brings me to my next thing…I am a violinist and violist. I was the concertmaster (head violin for the uninitiated!) of my Symphony Youth Orchestra! I’m sure pretty much everyone is familiar with what a violin is, but if you are not into classical music, you might be unfamiliar with the viola. The viola looks like a big violin. It does, however go lower in pitch than a violin as well as having a different clef on which to read music. It’s a beautiful, if underutilized, string instrument.
- I can make beautiful rosaries. For those of you that do not know what a rosary is, it is a set of beads, each with certain prayers to be said on each bead. Roman Catholics use these beads for meditative prayer. We also can offer intentions for people in need when using our rosaries. There is nothing like it for me. I enjoy making rosaries, but even more, using them for prayer. Once a rosary is made, it should be blessed by a priest and then given to its intended. After the blessing, the rosary is considered a sacred object and should never be sold. It is considered acceptable to sell rosaries that have yet to be blessed, so that the buyer can take the rosary to their priest for a blessing before using it for prayer. They are never to be worn as necklaces, as they are not jewelry, though very beautiful, they are for prayer.
- I like to speak proper English and get annoyed when people don’t. I know that English, as well as other languages, are constantly evolving, but please…spare me the “real” nice things (REALLY nice things!!!) or that you seen someone at the park (I’m o.k. if you have seen someone or if you saw someone, but you DID NOT “seen” someone at the park!!!! I actually have a bright red t-shirt that reads “I’m silently correcting your grammar.” Yeah. It gets that bad for me!
- I grew up on a small farm. Hard to believe, but I am, in fact, a farm girl. I no longer live on a farm, but I still love that atmosphere and the lessons I learned about hard work and respecting nature.
So, that’s a little bit about me. How about sharing a couple of things about you? Where did you grow up? Do you have any hidden (or not so hidden!) talents? Please share in the comments section, so we can all enjoy!
Aunt Note: My Aunt C. is having more issues. She was doing better, but now the doctors have discovered she has AFib. They’re working on it, but she and my uncle could definitely use more prayers. They are both exhausted. Thanks and God bless, Rita