It’s just-past three as I’m getting to this update, but while I didn’t get everything on my to-do list finished; I’ve done all I can tonight.
We’ve had another decent weather day for early January, but not quite nice-enough for Tai Chi by the river; so we were indoors for our morning workout and breakfast routine. Michael is back to weight training with Tim; though they didn’t have many of the guys with them today – and may not for a while longer; depending on how successfully Tim can be at persuading them to start getting ready for next season. Ethan, Ehlana, and I met up with Rowen, Naomi, and Aiden for the walk to school; we had fun all day in our classes as we get into the review for mid-term exams; and then it was time to really get busy with concert band practice.
We only have the seniors’ Valentine’s Day party to get ready for right now with the concert band, but that’s almost all new music for us this year; and we’ll need to learn it quickly – especially when we’ll be away in Florida for a week of the time we have left between now and that party. Our marching band practice was colder for the parts of it we spent outdoors working on our marching, but now that we’re less than four weeks away from the trip; we’ll all put up with pretty much anything to make sure that we’re ready to shine in that parade. I also spent a lot of time at each end of the marching band practice dealing with the last round of fundraising that we still have on the go – the last fruit and vegetable boxes orders; and with taking in some money that was still out there from the ornament sales. We’re dealing with some uniform purchases too; though that’s all with band members that have been procrastinating on getting what they’ll need for the Florida trip.
That work was why Michael and I were the last to get to our teen praise team practice. Stacey had a new batch of music for us too, and while we don’t have a specific Sunday picked yet; we are going to do the music for a late-February or early-March service. We didn’t start working on Easter music yet; but we’ll need to get on that soon too – even though that’s likely a surprise for non-musicians reading this report. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but it isn’t all bad – we get to have holiday fun for months ahead of each event; and some of the best music ever written is for holidays like Christmas and Easter.
Michael came home with me once we were done at the church; we did our homework; Mom taught us a Magi lesson; and then we took care of getting the twins into bed. Those bedtime chats took a bit longer than usual, so Michael and I only had a bit of cuddle time in the lounge before he decided to go home so that I wasn’t even later getting to my bedtime computing than I already was by then. It was around eleven-thirty by the time I saw him out, got ready for bed, and was ready to get to work; so I’ve been at it for about three-and-a-half hours. I’ve already mentioned that I’ve hit the wall and need to crash and nap, and I don’t need to sleep aid of boring myself into nap mode by re-capping the details of that work and studying tonight; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!