Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Something to Everyone

I am a daughter.

I am a wifey.

I am a mother.

I am a singer, a dancer, a theatre goer

I am a chef, a maid, a story teller, a tutor, a laudromat.

I am a baker, a seamstress, an author, a finacial advisor.

I am a nutritionist, a nurse, and a "regulator".

AND NOW...I am apparently a piano player? wha??!!
Sooo....a couple of weeks ago I was called to be the pianist in RS in church. My first response was, "um...I dont play the piano". (well, plunking out the top hand doesnt count as playing the piano). And then my mother's voice rang in my ear--"You dont EVER turn down a calling--there is a reason you get that calling". So of course my answer was "Ya, Sure, I'll be the pianist."

Again, I dont play the piano. So my friends, I went to lovely Deseret Book and purchased "Hymns for the dumb person that cant play the piano but takes a piano playing calling" book....(really, it is just a Simplified Hymn Book). And now I have been busy teaching my self and plucking away at the keys.

It is times like this that I kick myself for not taking lessons from my Aunt Gay- Piano Extrodinaire (that is her official title) while I was growing up and lived 2 blocks away...

But that is not it.

Apparently I am also a translator...or will be soon enough. The girls and I will be taking a trip to Brasil to see the family this fall...but we will be going without Berns (he has to work). Because of this I can no longer hide behind the brillantness of having my husband ask and answer every question I have when we visit. It is now time for me to buckle down and learn the language. This is what I've got so far:

"Eu soy Americana. eu no fala Portuguese. Eu entendo un pouco portuguese"....moohaha...

Here I come out...I'm bringing my piano book with me.

5 comments: Shop said...

hhhhhhahahahahahah you are getting on with the portugueses!!!! And you can practice your piano at the house while Felipe is working!

Will that work out fine ??

hmmmmmm Not sure!

kira said...

congratulations on the calling?!? LOL, that is too funny! Good luck and let me know if there is anything I can do to help! OH!!! And I found an easy way to put in elastic, do you still want to know or did you figure it out on your own?

Felipe Bicalho said...

here´s some ideas for your next cake...

SladeMomma said...

Years ago, when I asked a friend if he played the piano, he replied, "I don't know, I've never tried!"

Glad that you are now being motivated to try. I give Dana piano lessons via the internet. Wanna try that? Not as effective as a real teacher, however.

Glad you are, among all those other things, a dutiful church member who says "Yes, I'll try."

Mariana Bicalho said...

You can start practicing your Portuguese now: Quando voces vem? Bem que podiam ficar para o meu casamento!!