Well I better get caught up before the holidays explode upon us next week. I say that like I haven’t already decorated my house for Christmas about 60%… I don’t understand people’s argument that putting up Christmas is skipping Thanksgiving. No one is skipping Thanksgiving. I promise next Thursday people won’t sit out of dinner because they are too excited for Christmas to come. I can simultaneously enjoy turkey while admiring the twinkle lights across the room. Anyway.
Ohhhhh October. Nearly killed me. I’m exaggerating but it felt like a BIG MONTH. We had Izzie’s birthday and HP party, family photos, a big symphony performance… plus all the regular stuff like harvest festivals, soccer games, meals and homework. A good, solid month. I feel like some of my best work is when we are busy. Almost like I have to prep more to be everywhere and do everything? Like family style Tetris. And I loooove holiday themed things so that stuff felt fun and not hard, though maybe a tiny bit squeezed in there at the end. We made it to the pumpkin patch an hour before close two day before Halloween but WE MADE IT.
Alright so a couple times a year I play with the Shasta Symphony Orchestra when they need a harp. Turns out, harpists are hard to come by! lol. This is both fun and sort of nerve wracking…It’s not like I practice everyday at this stage in my life… I really like playing, and using this kind of weird but special skill I have developed over basically 2/3rds of my life. It does require some practice and time away from my family though. And it’s odd to be an adult without my children. WHO AM I WITHOUT THEM. One of the pieces we did is a gorgeous violin duet and features quite a bit of harp and I’m really happy with the performance! And was quite relieved when it was over.
Mom took an audio recording of the piece if you are interested.