Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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Another average Sunday

Attempts at starting the choir back up are going about as well as expected, which is to say not well at all. I think the problem is that the cute, bubbly, people-person soprano went and got a job at Disneyland, so now she's not available on Sundays. (I still love her as a person, but I wish we could have her back in the choir. On the bright side, she's in the costuming department, so she might be able to answer some questions that I have about the upcoming new parade. ...Y'know, if I ever see her again.)

But despite our choir troubles, we know the Lord is looking out for us, because our regular ride to church had an important thing and couldn't stay for choir practice. When virtually no one showed up, we were thinking we were going to have to walk. But! a friend of ours from another ward (who used to be in our ward, before they changed the boundaries) was hanging around because she's the music director for her ward (which meets in the same building, but earlier) and she wanted to organize the music closet. And because of that "coincidence," we were able to ask her for a ride home, for which we were very very grateful.

In the meantime, did I mention we're back to watching Relative Race? The newest season is such a roller coaster, you guys. And the producers are clearly telling the relatives to do things to mess with the contestants and the audience, oh my gosh. So there's this one woman this season, and the thing is, there's someone on each time who was adopted, and now three out of four of them have learned that their birth parent has passed away and they won't get to meet them. And now we have the woman on the last time drive up to her relative's house, and there's a woman who has the same name that was on the one memento she has of her mother (a hospital bracelet). And the producers or somebody told her to wait on the porch and look really nervous, so I'm sure at least 90% of the audience is like, "That's totally her mom." Then the team finally gets up to her and she says, "I'm your............aunt." And we were like, "SHOW!!!!"

But I'm sure that's what the producers were going for, so I hope they're happy now. Still, it's a really nice show. This season is great, because all the teams want all the other teams to stay in the race as long as possible. It always drove us nuts in past seasons, like there would be one team that only had one strike, and the other teams would all have two strikes, and we're like, "Okay, one-strike team, you just take it easy, and nobody has to go home," but they don't. We're really hoping this season will be different.

Today I'm thankful for getting a ride home from church today, having a few people show up for choir practice eventually, the very tasty snickerdoodles we got at Bread Day, getting to watch more Relative Race, and our super socks that keep our feet warm while we relax and watch TV.
Tags: choir, relative race, tender mercies
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