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Missing Mom...

Yes, I'm back! The past few days have been a bit crazy over here.

So much so that the Colonel was even looking for me yesterday morning!

I spent most of Wednesday going over music for a service coming up in May that I need to play the piano for.

I really did spend most of the day going over this music.

It's important that I point this out because we had rehearsal before church Wednesday evening and it sounded like I never laid eyes on the music...

I'm quite frustrated with myself. I have come to the conclusion that I will never be able to sit at the piano and just play or transpose a piece of music into a different key instantaneously. When I am playing in church, I'm okay as long as I have music in front of me.

BUT if the pastor or the worship leader wants to start singing something unplanned,


I'm like a deer caught in the headlights.

Yesterday I needed to get some shopping done for our Mother/Daughter Tea we are having at church next Friday evening. I left the house early and didn't call over to my mother's house because I knew she was out having blood work done. I never thought to call the Colonel because...well...

...he's always so busy.

I didn't realize both of them would be looking for me...

The Colonel called my mother who told him that she had no idea where I was

and couldn't reach me either.

So what does any concerned mother do?

She gets in her car and drives over to our house to see if my car is in the garage.

When I finally checked my cell phone, I had 3 messages, one from my mom and two from the Colonel. The last one went something like this:

"When you get a chance could you call either your mom or I...

...We're both rather concerned that we can't get a hold of you."

Didn't know I would be missed!
Just so you all know, if anyone needs me...
...I'm getting my car inspected this morning.

What an exciting life!


  1. Aww... it's great to be so loved by your family. Hope you all have a great weekend!

  2. How nice to be missed!! At this stage in my life, I cannot go across the house without everyone knowing my whereabouts!
    Keep everyone posted (in your family) about where you are going, so they won't worry in the future! Ha!
    Also, I love the hymn you shared. I cannot imagine the pain of losing your father. I hope your mother is doing as well as can be expected.

  3. Hi Lois, just loved this post and smiled all the way through . You are going to do great with your piano playing.

    Isn't it great to be so important!!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. It's nice to know that you are loved and missed when you're not where you usually are! :o) Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. I only wish I could play the piano. I'm sure your terrific. Lovely post sharing about your dad. What a great christan man you were blessed with.What a gift to KNOW FOR SURE you will see him again in heaven!God is wonderful for giving us that peace.

  6. Aww. its nice to be missed, and yes thats just what a mom would do drive over to see if your cars there and if your hurt or sick.

    The mother/daughter tea sounds fun. I lvoe tea parties and any excuse tohave one is wonderful, i suspect this one is for mothers day and I susupect your momma is coming:-)Enjoy

  7. What a sweet post. Yes it is nice to be so loved. I usually tell one person, either my mom or sister, where I'm going because they are bound to call each other if they can't get me. Have a restful weekend. Hugs, Loretta

  8. Yes, what did we do before cell phones? lol!

    Like you, I like to be well prepared when I play piano for anyone! And I NEED my music in front of me! :)

    Have a great weekend!


  9. WOW... it sounds like you have been quite busy indeed! I didn't know that you played the piano!! That is great... I do too. ;) Hope you have a marvelous weekend, Lois!

    Love & Hugs,
    Miss Jen

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  10. A Mother-Daughter tea sounds like such a good time. I vote for sharing photos. :) I have always wanted to go to a tea with my daughters. It hasn't happened as of yet. :(

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. It's nice to be loved and missed :)!


  12. It is so nice to be missed.
    I bet that you will do just fine with the piano, wish I could play.
    Have a great weekend.
    God bless.

  13. You are too funny! Well, it is so nice to be missed. Have a great weekend.

  14. You are hilarious, and of course you would be missed!! DUH!!!

    We do have such exciting lives, huh?? I don't know though...a lot can be said for a little peace and quiet!!

    Have a joyful weekend, sweetie!!



  16. Well, it's nice to be missed!- but you don't want to scare anyone either:) So funny!

    That is so cool that you play the piano for church! I play also, but haven't played for services for a lot of years. I played for my students when I was teaching elementary in our church school:)- and now for my own pleasure at home.

    I will be praying for you - for calmness in your spirit as you use your talents in service to Him!:)

    Blessings, my Sister,


  17. I know what you mean by playing the piano and transposing. I taught piano for a long time and still had a time transposing. And no quickies on the spur of the moment. But we have a wonderful pianist at church and she also teaches music in different churches. I found out that there is a pattern you can follow most of the time. In the primary chords like the key of C for instance.The tonic chord is C-E-G.
    The sub-dominant is F-A-C.
    The dominant is G-B-D.
    Most of the hymns follow this pattern. If you are familiar with this pattern you can get the chords most of the time. Might be interesting to try!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I do need your prayers.

  18. I have had the same experience with the piano. My son, who has had very few piano lessons, recently transposed a song into the key of "B" on the spot at the worship leader's request. There is NO WAY I could do that. I'm glad you were missed! Happy Weekend!

  19. Well it is nice to know that you are loved! Enjoyed your blog!

    I am also sorry about the loss of your father...such a tragedy. I lost mine about 11 years ago and I know it is very difficult when that time of year rolls around.

  20. At 46 years of age, I still get reminded to ring twice when I leave my parents house, not matter what time of day! And when they are gone, that will be the one thing I will miss the most.
    Thank God for parents and husbands. It's nice to know we are loved and that someone is worrying about us, isn't it?

  21. Practice makes perfect, right? Don't worry if you're not a pro yet. Keep on practicing and just think of how many people you bless by your talent.

    Your mother-daughter tea sounds like it will be a fun event, I hope you'll be able to post pictures. :)


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