I always read my horoscope. Just curious I guess. But today hit it exactly:
LIBRA: One of your projects seems to have taken over your life. It's a constant companion, ever the subject of your next thought. It changes your point of view and alters your mood. This is how it will be until the project is complete.
Wow. That is Encore! I try to put it out of my mind but never am I successful. When Larry and I are on the boat, we say we are not going to discuss Encore, but in five minutes, there we are, talking about what needs to be done and dreaming of what it could become. It consumes us. But in a good way!
The morning sky was incredible. I walked down the lane to get my Washington Post and the stars were amazing. You can imagine what happened next. I started humming "I Cannot Count the Stars" which is a beautiful piece we will be singing in our Holiday Concerts. Never out of my mind.
Can you imagine rehearsing nine chorales weekly? That repertoire is firmly embedded in my brain. When I finish a rehearsal, I get in my car and turn on my iPod to something totally different. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Larry and I had our daughters on "Cantabile" this past Sunday to celebrate my birthday. Tiff's husband, Mike, was at the Redskins game. It had been such a long time since we had sailed together. It was a gorgeous day with pleasant wind. We were hoping not to have a wild sail, because Tiff is so close to her due date. We were being careful. And I cannot tell you the excitement of the entire family. All my singers tell me being a grandparent is the best! We are ready for the big day. Come on Lucas! Well, at least that is what we think his name will be. Could be Connor. Tiff and Mike have to meet him first!