It has been over two months since I blogged. The older I get, the faster time goes and the less time I have. I have to fix that!
The chorales are all coming up on the half-way mark for our rehearsal season and the singers are enjoying rehearsing the music and they are sounding great. This is the time that I start saying watch me 200 times an hour. I keep stressing that we have to look like what we are singing.
Can’t sing Fa La La with an empty face!
Had a little setback this fall. I woke up one morning and as usual, I stood overlooking the bay drinking a cup of coffee. When I took a sip and the mug covered the right eye, everything in the left eye was totally distorted. All the sailboat masts were very crooked. The dock pilings were crooked. Everything. I thought maybe it was the glass of wine the night before. No such luck. So I went to the opthamologist and he sent me to the retina doctor who scheduled surgery for a hole in my left macula. The surgery was not the worst news. The four days face down following the surgery was! It has been two weeks and the gas bubble is gone but the eyesight is quite cloudy. It can take up to six months to clear. Right now I have huge floaters invading my vision! My Encore conductors Jeff Dokken, Stephen Harouff and Krystal McCoy really stepped up to help cover all the chorales. I am very lucky to have these talented conductors. And Encore singers, Tom Hoppin, Jamie Hester (assisted by Nancy Webb) and Barbara Matchett, were kind enough to drive me to rehearsals. I can’t thank them enough!
Other October milestones……..our grandson Lucas turned 4. His epic Spider Man party had 17 four year olds. Need I say more. Everyone has a blast.
Talking with some folks about the possibility of doing a three day trip to New York City which would include singing in a high profile venue.
We would also see a show and visit the new World Trade Center Memorial. Sounds exciting. More on this as I learn.