Sunday, April 26, 2009

Community Concert!

Well, tomorrow is the day we have been practicing for! The Largo Community Chorus' Concert is tomorrow!

Man, I am here to tell ya! I have been singing lead and harmonizing (by ear) my entire life and this is THE most challenging singing experience I have EVER had...It is a good thing though! Almost like learning a new language -- expanding those horizons! I am seriously considering taking voice and sight music reading lessons. I use to take piano lessons so sight reading should be the next logical vocal step, right?? LOL Singing by ear and singing composed music are two entirely different ball games!!!!!!!!! I can do it though! I've committed and tomorrow is the day! YIPPEEEEE!!!!!! LOL It has been fun, but way more challenging than I ever dreamed it would be...Hopefully the voice and sight reading lessons will help make next fall's choir rehearsals easier....LET'S HOPE!

Besides getting ready for the concert, volunteering at the hospital on day a week, building a website, working on various work and home improvement projects and singing at a volunteer banquet, we've been working on the necklaces for the ladies in the choir to wear during the concert! BUSY BUSY!!!!!!!!!

I have a couple of things I need to post once we get through the concert...So, keep on the lookout! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anybody seen Kat lately??

I know, I know...I've been way tooooooooooooo quiet over here, haven't I?

It seems I've been sucked into a black hole the past week! But, never fear, I've been around -- working on the new website. Thanks to a few folks offering their feedback and tech support I think we're getting closer to where I want to be! Although, there may be a big hurdle (said learning something new LOL) to clear soon with learning HTML and such...I'm all for learning something new...Learning it while having a day job - that makes it a little more interesting. LOL We'll get there though and learn a few things on the way!

A quick update - Thanks to tech support the IE issue (images not loading properly) has been resolved! :)

Feel free to pop over and have a look

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Caught in the swishing waves...pic update

I just wanted to let everyone know that there has been a new pic added to the Caught in the swishing waves... post. :)

Oh, and to share this
awesome sunset!

What's more fun than a box of rocks...?

...DIGGING through a box of rocks!

We stopped in at a vendors market today that someone was telling me about the other day...Come to find out it had been going since at least November and their last day to be open is April 30th...I guess we need to leave the house more often!

There were a couple dozen tables set up that ranged anywhere from produce stand to personalized candy and stuff to candles and artwork and jewelry. We stopped at one table that had some sterling and stones and a tub of polished stones. I am like a kid in a candy store digging and digging! I picked out some and happily sauntered away with our little bag of goodies!

I asked her to write down what the names were so I could look them up to identify later: Lace Agate; Fancy Jasper; Red Moss Agate; Ocean Jasper; Lake Superior Agate; Brazilian Agate; Turrella Agate; Montana Agate...and one "mystery stone". LOL If you can find and identify it, let me know! :)

These should make some great pendants! What fun!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Website crash course...

Wow, I'm beginning to see why people pay someone to set up their websites -- there's a lot of work in it! LOL
I do believe it is meant to be a work in progress (kinda like housework -- it's never really FINISHED). That's a good thing though because you always have the chance to add to it and improve upon it.
Keep checking in on how it's coming along. I realize that I'm going to have to eventually learn HTML and set it up how I REALLY want, but for now I think I've got it to the point I can start adding more products to it. :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Adventures in metal cutting...continued

This weekend was interesting! I did manage to work on a piece that the director of the community choir I am in asked me to work on for the ladies of the choir to wear the night of the concert. It still has some time to go in the tumbler, but it is coming along quite nicely!


Whew!!!!!! Between trying to learn some new things and having to replace both of my monitors, this weekend has been a bit interesting...But we sailed right through it!

Now, for the newest development - I have been setting up our new website this weekend. I am so excited! Man, there is a lot of work in doing that! I'm sure it will be a work in progress, but I think I have enough on there to start letting people know it's out there to be seen. If you happen to get a chance, pop over and check it out...Maybe even leave us some feedback! :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Adventures in metal cutting...

Boy oh boy! Ok...I'm one of those girls who likes to get tools for her birthday, so it's no surprise that I'm excited about our "new" scroll saw acquisition! I had mentioned that I'd like to have one for cutting sheet metal and DH found one on CraigsList for a steal! It is exactly what we wanted...even has adjustable speed! I have been giving it a spin tonight on some 20ga copper and it seems to be working out quite nicely! (Can you tell I'm excited by all the "!" ?? LOL) I am using it to work a piece for a new sales opportunity that I've been blessed with! I'll have to tell you about it when I post the work in progress...STAY TUNED! :)