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Sunday Setlist 11/30/08

First- my mouth is better! I got put on antibiotics and everything cleared up by Wednesday.

This morning attendance was down, as I expected. A lot of families were out of town for the holiday. In anticipation of that it was just me on acoustic and one vocalist singing harmonies. This setup was perfect for the morning, it was small and intimate.

Our set:

For Who You Are – D I played this in a lower key today so the other singer could sing the harmonies above the melody. I really prefer to do it in E, or F on a good day ;).

How Great is Our God – G What I love about this song is that is so familiar, the voices really ring out above the band (or just me today). It’s familiar, but not played out, which is nice.

Jesus Messiah – D This is a new song for us, and it seems like everyone is picking it up really fast. I do like the simplicity but I am itching to get my hands on it to do a cool arrangement. I will wait until it’s not new anymore!

O Come Emmanuel – Cm One of my favorite carols- it tied into the theme ‘Hope’ very well. I tagged the “Come, Lord Jesus, come” chorus from All Who Are Thirsty on the end – we sang it over the i – VI chords which was very cool.

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The Thanksgiving Post!

I am so thankful for:

My husband, Bryce


My family

Wallace Family


My church family


My health, shelter, food, and needs being cared for


My Faith

My Dog


Fenway Park

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Sunday Setlist 11/23/08

Sorry this is late. I’ve been having complications since getting my wisdom teeth out- basically I’m a hot mess; can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t think. Thankfully I got back to my dentist and am on antibiotics and pain medicine so I can start to feel human again.

This last Sunday we had another leader scheduled, which turned out to be amazingly helpful. We did a breakfast first so the set was shortened.

Unchanging (Tomlin) – G
Jesus Messiah (Tomlin) – G
One Thing (Hall) – D

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Dry Socket


I would rather rip my head off than go through this again.

It all started Monday- my mouth started hurting, mostly when I spoke or was chewing. I ignored it. Monday night I woke up at about 1:45 with extreme pain in the left side of my face. Like someone hit me in the head with a baseball bat. I was up for three hours with a hot washcloth on my face.

Somehow I made it to work yesterday on my bike. The pain kept getting worse and worse, if you can believe that. I started crying and called the dentist out of desperation- they squeezed me in, thankfully. I rode my bike to the dentist where they squirted medicine into the holes… and onto my exposed BONE. That’s why it hurt so bad- my blood clots got dislodged and my bone, on both lower sides of my jaw was exposed to everything. OUCH. After they cleaned out the wounds they stuffed medicated gauze into them and told me to come back in two days to get it changed out.

That procedure was by far the worst pain I have ever been in. However, I was so desperate for relief at that point that I was willing to endure it. I sat in the chair with my eyes closed, mouth open, and tears running down my face getting my hair all wet. I was extremely embarrassed- I’m a grown woman!

Thankfully, today I am feeling so much better. The gauze is protecting my bones and nerves and the vicodin doesn’t hurt either.

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