One more week!

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 Smile  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