Saturday, April 04, 2009

new is good

April is here, and with it comes a rush of new things.

1. new music: rehearsals for Suessical are well under way. Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Friday mornings, and Friday afternoons are filled with teaching voice parts to mostly eager students. The band parts are being distributed. I myself have many notes to learn. Rhythm & blues, 12 bar blues, pop ballad, light jazz, ragtime, and motown styles are being honed at the piano. Our ever-positive director makes the work so very enjoyable.
Under this heading, I will include new clothing (a.k.a. "costume") for #1 Son and #1 Daughter. Too bad this clothing makes them look like an elephant and a bird, respectively.

2. more new music: this week, I begin playing for two classes a week at Crane. German Diction II means more advanced German texts sung to wildly wonderful piano accompaniment.
This means Brahms, Schubert, Wolfe, Beethoven, Strauss, and other dead white guys who wore beards, composed by candlelight, and ordered their beer in German.
This is happiness for me, the humble pianist who sits on the bench and plays whatever comes her way.

3. a new brother-in-law: My youngest sister gets hitched this month to Jim. The whole fam will be in South Carolin-ah (where nothin' could be fin-ah) to witness this great event. We will also have new clothing for this event -but nothing in the animal-department, one would hope.

4. new apartments: Hubby is working his magic on one of the Madrid properties. In the Extreme Home Improvement Department, he rules & reigns forever and ever. Photos to come.

5. new brake pads, bushings, and alignment: it's new and it cost me a truckload of money. So its making the list.

Here's wishing all kinds of new things come to you in the month of April. For those who have braved yet another North Country winter, doubly so.


Blogger sam said...

We're under a winter storm watch until tomorrow night. I am so ready for some new weather in April. I long to say we have braved yet another Minnesota winter but it won't seem to go away!

12:51 PM  
Blogger C. Reed said...


Judy's wedding is in SOUTH CAROLINA!
Don't show up in the wrong state!

10:07 AM  

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