Thursday, September 1, 2016
A Song Change, and a Potential Cruise
I could not get up this morning. It's now almost 7 a.m. and I haven't even blogged yet, and the dog (who couldn't get up either) needs to be walked, and I need my shower and all that stuff, not to mention breakfast. Dave managed to get himself up and out of here. I don't know why I was so tired!
I feel great, though, I must say. Well-rested.
We're changing songs entirely for our faculty/staff choir performance tomorrow. We've gone from "With a Little Help from My Friends," which you may remember had some lyrics issues, to "All You Need is Love." The latter, though, is a little more difficult to sing. The rhythm isn't quite regular and the verse lyrics come in a rush -- "nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time" -- so they're hard for a group to sing without sounding muddy. And we've had exactly one rehearsal. Oh well -- once again, the kids will know the song.
I met last night with a French teacher at school who wanted help planning a photo book. She and I went through her pictures and spoke French pretty much the whole time -- which I found I could do, surprisingly. Maybe I'm not as hopeless as I thought!
My stepmother is cooking up a plan to take all of us kids and our spouses on a cruise for Christmas. Woo hoo! It really is incredibly generous of her, and I hope it works out with everyone's schedule. Dave and I have a two-week break so we have to squeeze it into that amount of time, and we also need to visit my mom and his parents at some point. So it may be an action-packed Christmas. I've never cruised before! I'll try to forget David Foster Wallace's take on the experience.
(Photo: Islington, Aug. 16.)