Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Caffeine Goddess of Winston Salem

What is there NOT to love about Yvonne?!?!?

With a bright, cheery smile on her face she roars up at your workplace in her funky Espresso Ambulance and delivers a fresh steaming cup of Joe just the way you like it! check out her slideshow!
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cloud 9

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The JoyBell Ringers are back from their festival in Clemmons with Jason Wells, and what an incredible experience it was!! They played their show piece quite well and received many sincere and encouraging compliments. They were fired up enough after playing Green Blade, but then Jason really turned on their afterburners last night when he stayed after the closing to spend some time alone with them on Capriccio. (We want to play it fast!!) Even I got to take a turn in my old position. Needless to say, it was a rowdy ride to our hotel and a long time until they wound down for the night, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Winston Salem in the Morning

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Oh What a beautiful morning!
Oh what a mighty fun day!
I spent the morning cruising the streets of Winston Salem with my Rejoice, buddy, Yvonne, in her Espresso Ambulance. We played it up for the camera and had way more fun than ought to be legal on the job. Just wait and see!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Longing for Spring

I was sick all last week and now it's been raining for about 6 days straight. I really want to look at pictures that reassure me of the promise that spring is on the way, but I haven't felt like shooting lately, even though there are some triumphant little crocuses that survived the bulldozing springing to life in my barren front yard. So, here is a shot from our Christmas trip to Biltmore. Christmas lights always cheer me up.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009

African Drumming with Greig

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The clinician for the Raleigh Festival this year was Greig Ashurst, who is well known for his expertise in African Drumming. At the lunch break, he took time to share all his "toys" with the kids.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Something Old

I found a folder of some work from long ago (back in the good old days of film!)
Who recognizes this roofline?
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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Young Ringers Festival

This is what we really went to Raleigh for: 
Bell Ringing!!

It's a REALLY LOOOOONG day of ringing for some!

Another puzzle from the Shiny Diner series:
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Monday, March 02, 2009

Gypsy's Shiny Diner Adventure

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The Minister of Fun was almost caught short this weekend. Whenever I take a group of kids to a handbell festival, I always plan an elaborate mystery trip; often, not even the moms know where we are going. But this weekend, the mystery trip was pre-empted by the NC State homeschool basketball tournament on Friday. (My Lady Panthers finished third!) Or, at least, I thought it was pre-empted! After the basketball games, during a potty break on the road to Raleigh, They surrounded me demanding to know what the surprise was going to be. Ummmm . . . truthfully, I didn't have a surprise up my sleeve, but I certainly couldn't admit to that, so after a quick consultation, to determine what would be worthy of a "Miss Charlotte" road trip, we made a stop at the Southpoint Mall, and let them browse in all their favorite stores and bought bathing suits for the hotel swimming pool (which was a nice surprise for them.) Then for supper, I took them to Gypsy's Shiny Diner, where Miss Kim and I proceeded to completely mortify them with our outlandish singing of the oldies with the jukebox and dancing with other patrons right out in the aisle. (not Miss Kim, of course, that would be yours truly!) They LOVED the Shiny Diner, and to my great amusement, and no doubt, the consternation of their mothers, they all three ordered chocolate milkshakes and chocolate chip pancakes for supper!