No Sewing, But I walked!

It’s been awhile since I posted something quilty. Probably because I haven’t had a chance to sew in several weeks – well, I probably COULD have sewn, but I’ve been so bummed at Millie that I haven’t wanted to go downstairs to play with her. You see, Millie messed up the back of a quilt I worked a long time on. She needs a good spanking – or at least, a tweaking of her tension. Maybe Saturday…

But I do feel good about myself. I’ve been on the treadmill every day for the last four days. That’s a GOOD thing! I’ve set a goal for myself – I want to walk in the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run on May 31. Yes, I know it says R U N but this old broad will not be running. I never could run very well, and always felt it might kill me if I did. I will be walking either a 5K or 10K, depending on how my training goes.

This is a big thing for me. I have never been athletic, and I know I won’t win the walking part of the run, but I at least want to say that I did it. So on the treadmill, I’m gradually increasing my distance each day. We’ll see. If you want to walk with me, let me know and then go register at http://www.dexterannarborrun.com/ and sign up to be on “Team Braylon” to help raise money for the “Braylon Gift of Hope Fund” at the Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. Braylon was a sweet little boy just one year old whose life was cut short due to a serious heart problem. While we are there we can attend the “Taste of Ann Arbor!”

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A Slow Note on Square Root Day!

Square Root Day, March 3, 2009, is a “holiday” which only occurs nine times each century. Look at the date: 3/3/09 (three is the square root of nine).

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Have you heard about the “Slowest Concert?”

The church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany is holding the world’s longest concert, due to last 639 years. A composition by John Cage first began on September 5th, 2000. I’d love to be there for the changing of the note! It’s coming!

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Superstar!

newjesus Dean took me to see the production of Jesus Christ Superstar last night at The Whiting Auditorium in Flint, MI.  I had seen the movie years ago, and in high school our choir did (almost) the entire show, so I knew the music.  IT WAS AWESOME!

Ted Neeley starred in the original movie, and he is in the production now as Jesus.  His performance was absolutely amazing.  He’s almost twice the age that Jesus was when He died, but the acting and singing was spectacular, and he received a lot of standing ovations and loud applause.

Judas was played by James Delisco who has a phenomenal voice.  He’s a newcomer to national tours, but you will see him much more often, I’m sure.

The show has been updated somewhat to reflect modern times.  If you are able to catch this in a performance near you, it is well worth the cost (which wasn’t bad, I might add).  I found myself in tears in parts of the show, and seeing it during the season of Lent made it even that much more of an impact.

TWO THUMBS UP!