Wow. I get to be a singer again for a week! After the enforced hiatus, I appreciate my luck at being able to make a career out of a passion even more than usual, and am really looking forward to this one (for so very many reasons, not least of which an amazing piece to sing, and with colleagues who are not only wonderful musicians but old and valued friends).
Of course, with unerring accuracy, my time away seems to hit with THE busiest times at home: in the next week our daughter has:
- Girl Scout camping
- all-county honor chorus
- her children's chorus performance
- school orchestra concert
I think (hope!) I've managed to line everything up so that my absence won't cause too many logistical problems, but I always worry that something will fall between the cracks. Thank goodness for helpful grandparents, good friends and great neighbours.
And now, off to complete the usual pre-gig marathon of laundry and packing. Since this is a concert, I have gowns to get in order as well as the usual stuff, so a busy 24hrs ahead of me. But it's the best kind of busy, especially in anticipation of the amazing music I'll get to work on next week.
Life is good.