Tonight at Good Shepherd Lutheran School we had the Christmas concert for K-2. I have three students in that age group, but only 2 elected to perform, both in 2nd grade.
They met me in the practice room where we usually have lessons to get tuned, run through their pieces, and then I asked them to pack up so I could take their violins up to the sanctuary where the concert was being held. They returned to meet their class.
I got up to the front of the church and unpacked the violins to get set up… and realized one of the girls no longer had her bow. She also hadn’t zipped up her case, merely velcro-ed it…which I didn’t notice until I got to the church. (I guess she was nervous, because she certainly wasn’t thinking clearly!). I went back downstairs but couldn’t find her bow. I had her play using the other girl’s bow. I asked her what happened to her bow, and she said, “oh, it’s on the second piano.” (which is an organ that needs to be plugged in, though the practice room has no plugs. don’t ask). Okay…why? Why is it on the organ when I asked her to pack up? Ugh.
Anyway, the girls played very well, and afterwards I found her bow right where she said it was. Wow. That story is very confusing, huh? I am too tired to fix it, but I really wanted to tell it
Suffice it to say, I was proud of their performances!
In other news:
I bought a beautiful tree skirt today for the Christmas tree! Last year I didn’t have a skirt for the tree, and the year before was just a cheap-o one that looked pretty raunchy by the end. I was perusing Christmas decorations at Target and I saw one I really liked, so I bought it. I’ll put up a picture later, it’s too dark now to get a good one. I also bought a few new ornaments for the tree (it’s nice to get a few new ones each year).
I’ve done a bit of online shopping for gifts over the past week or two—and packages have been arriving at the house! I did Christmas cards tonight (at least phase one) but tomorrow I hope to do some wrapping and really make the tree look nice. I may need to buy more Christmas cards—I got some nice ones, but I thought I had some left from last year and it turns out I did not. Exchanging Christmas cards seems very old-fashioned in today’s “digital age” but I really enjoy the tradition. I think it’s important to keep that going.
Alright, I’m going to post-date publish this entry and go to bed. Happy Wednesday, readers! (I have been rereading the Harry Potter series and am working my way through Goblet of Fire right now.)
HBBC: dec 7: 7 servings f/v: 1 point, 1 hour workout with Mike: 4 points, 1 mile walk: 1 point, total: 6 points
dec 8: 7 servings f/v: 1 point, 3 mile run : 3 points, total : 4 points