It’s the last week until Christmas break, yippee!
And what an auspicious start—but let me back up.
Inside of St. Clare Catholic Church, where I performed with the Masterworks Chorale (is there one of those in every region?) over the weekend.
The outside of St. Mary and St. Mark’s in Madison, Illinois. I performed at a mass last weekend, on Saturday, and will perform next weekend as well. The picture doesn’t do it justice—it’s ROUND. I’ll try to get a picture next time… the people are very nice and appreciative of our music, which is always a treat.
So that was Saturday. NO WEDDINGS. WEIRD!
Sunday I woke up to about 2 inches of snow, and it was still coming down. Not a blizzard or even much of anything by Cleveland standards, but pretty bad for St. Louis. It was also really windy. I decided I just couldn’t brave the storm to go to the Metro East concert that afternoon—I was disappointed, but I knew most everybody else involved lived very nearby and I would have had close to an hour commute…just too risky with the weather, and when I was not necessary. I hope the students weren’t too disappointed I wasn’t there Next time, I promise! I just hate driving in the snow here…the roads are SOOO slippery. I miss Cleveland roads.
I DID brave the elements to get to the Masterworks Chorale concert but by then the roads were a bit better. I was still terrified the entire time.
Monday: One of my schools was canceled due to the weather. (VERY VERY cold as well…5 degrees when I set out in the morning) Half-snow day! Except our orchestra concert is tomorrow night—the students are ready, but I don’t know the details, and I had hoped to know by rehearsal…oh well! I guess I will find out on a “need to know” basis? I did enjoy the afternoon off, especially as I had (again) postponed my long run. 8 miles on the treadmill this afternoon was very boring.
I then taught three private students. They were all great fun! I can feel the week ticking by towards vacation…sorely needed vacation…
Wish the Good Shepherd Orchestra luck on our performance tomorrow night! We are playing Good King Wenceslas, O Come All Ye Faithful, and We Three Kings.
HBBC: Sunday: 90 cardio/strength workout: 6 points, 7 f/v: 1 point, Monday: 8 mile run: 8 points, 7 f/v: 1 points, total for both days: 16 points