It's been a hot minute since the last time I posted. I haven't had much time to write anything, as we have been moving. Yes, moving. I hadn't done this in nearly eight years, so I had forgotten why everyone groans out of pity when you announce your plans.
I done been reminded, and let me tell you
THE PROVERBIAL STRUGGLE IS REAL!
The house was built in the eighties, so we did some reno (I abbreviate my home improvement terms because I'm so fancy...that's a total lie BTW). The list included replacing carpet, refinishing wood floors, having the popcorn ceilings scraped, tearing off a TON of wallpaper, going through many magic erasers scrubbing marks off walls, and dusting. So. Much. Dusting. In the future we will probably replace some things in the kitchen, paint certain areas, and so on (I honestly just don't want to think about that right now 😜). We were finally able to move in on February 26th. But, the week we moved included more than just, you know, MOVING. I also had choir every night except Wednesday. We had been invited to sing with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Jamie Bernstein (his oldest daughter) was the narrator! Our performances were this past Saturday and Sunday. I absolutely loved it, and I really hope to do it again someday! However, the piece we had to perform was not easy. It was called "Kaddish," and it was roughly 42 minutes long. Now, we weren't singing for the whole 114 pages that was this piece, but we did have to sing a five part round, a high F#/Gb for, like, a long time (I can't remember how many beats or measures at the moment), and a high G for another long time (still can't remember 😜). This all seems okay until you realize that it's in Hebrew and you're not able to use your music for some of it.
Yeah, it was just hard at first. I will say, though, that after a few rehearsals, we basically got the gist of the piece. Anyways, we've now been in the house for 9 days, so we're just starting to relax, and I love choir (Shocker!). I think that's about it (=. Thanks for reading!