Saturday, July 10, 2010

Going to be a busy week...

Hmm, haven't blogged in a long time. I seriously need to get back into the groove. I mentioned to my boss (The GM of First Coast News) about a month ago that I would like to blog our 'weekend adventures', when we go camping, and call it "Weekend Explorers". If that comes to play, I really better get back into blogging, huh?

This upcoming week is going to be a busy one, and I suspect I will spend most of my afternoon tomorrow planning it. Monday starts vacation bible school for the week in the evenings. I'm in charge of.... yep, you guessed it! Music! Thursday, however, I'll be taking a break from VBS and taking the first step in fulfilling a long-time dream. Thursday will be the first rehearsal of the Trinity Chamber Music group. This is a chamber music group being founded by Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Augustine. We will have 5 rehearsals, and a performance on my 40th birthday, August 13th.

I am very much looking forward to the music group, but I am also feeling very anxious about it. I haven't played chamber music in nearly 20 years. What kind of caliber of musicians will I be playing with? Will I fell like the novice that just needs to go play somewhere else? Do I have the stamina to play a long concert? So many "what ifs". Do I have the technique to play this kind of music again? I will have to find the time tomorrow to practice, since I will not have the time this week.

Wish me luck!


Amanda said...

Good luck -- sounds like you're going to be very busy!!

Suzanne Chappell said...

Thanks, Amanda! Busy indeed! Leave the house for work at 7am, get to the church by 6pm, meet my mom-in-law with the kids there, and hopefully hope by 9:30 every night.

I wonder if the rehearsals will be as long as the ISO rehearsal used to be? Do you still play at Amanda?

Have a great week!

Kim Lahaie Day said...

Hi Suzanne!

Welcome back to blogging! Glad the first rehearsal went well, and that some of your confidence is being renewed. I very much look forward to hearing you play tomorrow at church as well as on your birthday!!!

Blessings flow,