What a cold day! I woke up this morning and wanted to go for a short run (3 to 4 miles). Well, firstly, my hamstrings were incredibly sore from a lot of dead lift type exercises the day before, so running was TOUGH/nearly impossible. Secondly it was freezing…I don’t know if my long run tomorrow is going to happen. We’ll see how my legs feel in the morning.
I played a wedding then at the Piper Palm House. It was all decked out for Christmas and was very beautiful! I love Christmas decorations, especially poinsettias.
Even the busts were decorated! Here’s Mozart wearing a red bow.
The bridesmaids were also wearing red, all in all it was a beautiful wedding.
Next was an Advent Mass in Madison, Illinois at St. Mary’s Church.
It is a totally round church! The people of the church had evidently never had strings play at their church before (had gotten a donation for this) and they were very appreciative. We are playing there the next three weeks (well, I’m only doing two more.) I’ll try to get a good picture of the inside before then. It’s really unique and beautiful.
I went to dinner with my friend Melissa at Mai Lee in Brentwood. We split a couple of appetizers (bbq pork spring rolls and papaya salad w/pork & shrimp) and I got the Sliced pork cooked w/mixed vegetables in a black bean hot pot. I was hoping it would have crunchy rice on the sides like at Lemongrass, but it didn’t. However, the food was still delicious! I would definitely go back.
Last on the menu for the day was a quick jaunt to the Royale. I was pretty tired so we didn’t stay long.
HBBC: 3 mile run/walk : 3 points, 7 f/v: 1 point, total: 4 points