You know it's bad when you have a really nice weekend and Monday just sucks so much you don't even have time to post about it, never mind read about your friends' weekends.
Anyway, back to the nice weekend, because I really don't want to think about work for another few minutes. Saturday winterswan
came over to visit and check out the flute choir as potential wedding music. We chatted with them for a while before the rehearsal, they came to the performance and then we went out for dinner at Ruby Tuesday after. We crashed pretty quickly when we got home. Sunday morning we had a wonderful breakfast provided by my wonderful wife before they hit the road to go back to Providence. It really was a good time and made me realize how much I miss being close enough to my friends to do that sort of thing.
So about this rehearsal / concert. The Silver Village Flute Choir played at a bookstore in Shelton Saturday night. It was a free job, but we play for the love of playing, so that was ok with us. Unfortunately, one of my members got a paying job for several weekends in a row. One of them was this job. Fortunately she was able to get us a substitute because there were just barely enough of us available that night to cover all the parts. Unfortunately, we don't play with a conductor so I wasn't real comfortable having someone sight read a performance. Fortunately, everyone was able to come to my house an hour and a half early so we could run the tough parts and give her a feel for the ensemble. It all worked out beautifully. We had a crowd of about 25 in the audience. The group did a great job. I was thrilled. We even got a two thumbs up from Monique, my best and worst critic. She said it was the best she'd heard us play in a long time. Woo-hoo.
Ah, nice happy thoughts. Now back to reality and another grueling day.