Since last posting, I am pleased to say that our Chorus performances
went very well! My mom and dad came to our Thursday performance and
Megan came for Friday’s. I was so glad each of them could experience this
program. Debra Voigt was amazing and I even got her autograph after the
Friday night performance. After Thursday night’s concert I was finally
able to meet Andy Gott – the SLSO assistant principal bassoonist
originally from Bolivar. I have a new friend.
After Megan left on Saturday afternoon I relished the fact that the rest of my weekend was
work and obligation free. So I watched one of my favorite older movies The Saint, along with Life is Beautiful on Saturday afternoon/evening. I have been meaning to watch Life is Beautiful for quite some time and was so touched by it. Last night I rented Children of Men
from Red Box (such a great invention), thus checking off one more movie
from my list of movies nominated for this year’s Oscars.
I took a mini-vacation this past Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday;
finally able to use some of my comp time accrued when I worked so many
hours during our Beauty and the Beast production.
Since my folks were going to be in Branson for one of my dad’s school
conferences, I tagged along and stayed with them at the John Q. Hammons Chateau on the
Lake. Swanky! Our room had a little balcony which gave a great view of
Table Rock Lake.
All in all the week/weekend was terrific. I was able to get lots of
rest, spend quality time with family and friends, and even began
reading a new book The History of Love by
Nicole Krauss. I returned home Saturday evening so I could be at
church yesterday. I didn’t want to miss our kite flying afternoon we
had scheduled in the meadows behind our church. I used to love flying
my kite in the field beside our house when I was younger, so I was
super excited to participate and help some of the younger kids get
theirs airborne. The windy day was perfect for flying kites (and
getting a little sunburn in the process).
On the graduate school front, I finally found out that I have been
accepted into the graduate music program at MU and meanwhile have an
audition at SIUE this Friday afternoon. From what I know right now,
there are still assistantships available at SIUE, which makes it more
attractive to me, but this Friday will tell. Keep praying for me as I
am still in the middle of waiting and making ongoing decisions.
I look forward to a free evening which will include doing grocery shopping, laundry, and getting to watch Dancing with the Stars.