I somehow wish I could add another few hours to my day. 24 just doesn’t
seem enough. My work days have been spent selling oodles of tickets for
our spring production of Beauty and the Beast
and getting as much done to coordinate the conference high school
speech tournament. Every night this week has required me traveling to
St. Louis for Chorus dress rehearsals. Our two performances are
tomorrow and Friday nights when we’ll be singing Berlioz’s Eight Scenes from Faust. Saturday
I might actually get to rest and pack, Sunday afternoon I will have to
work a piano concert, Sunday night is Bible study, and then leave for
Paris on Monday. Plans surrounding our trip are still very vague, so
I’m using my lunch break to search for anything I can get my hands on.
I’m running low on
energy, have a meager appetite, and am overwhelmed by the desire to
want to escape from all the stress which overwhelms me. Good grief.
Prior to the insanity that has been this week, I was able to take a
weekend getaway to visit my family. Over the past week or so my dad
and two of my uncles have celebrated birthdays. Therefore my whole
immediate family (all 8 of us) met to eat dinner together and celebrate
at my grandma’s on Saturday night. 8 people in a small kitchen was
definitely close quarters, but being together to share stories, laughs,
and love was definitely worth it. Earlier on Saturday I got to go by my
favorite used book store, The Book Nook. There I found a really great
early hardback copy of Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier for $2, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig, and also reclaimed one of my childhood favorites Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Side note/soap box/lesson learned: several years ago I loaned Number the Stars,
along with 6 or so of my favorite children’s books to some girls who
used to attend my church. When their family moved, they lost all of my books.
This did not make me happy. At all. I’m now on a quest to reclaim all my
books. One at a time. (Although the ones I’ve found are in much poorer
shape than the way I took care of my books.)
In happier news, I have begun making initial steps in applying for the
graduate music program at SIUE. While this is a program I’m genuinely
interested in perusing, I still have a lot more decisions to make
surrounding it all.
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Your blog is smart and thoughtful – not a lot of fluff.
You enjoy a good discussion, especially if it involves picking apart ideas.
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Since my birthstone and predominant eye color are both green, I’ve long
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interesting, none the less.