First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who emailed, called, sent flowers, and kept me entertained while I was incarcerated in the hospital. It is such a huge relief to be able to do things like shower and comb my hair again. Also, sleeping in my own bed is really, really nice. While my hospital bed wasn’t particularly bad, it just wasn’t mine.
For those of you who might be thinking about getting 29 electrodes superglued to your head on a lark, know this. I have had to treat my hair with baby oil and wash it 3 times and I am STILL pulling glue out of it. There have been times when Geoff, God bless him, has reached over and pulled a flake of glue out that I couldn’t see, just like the apes on National Geographic groom one another. That’s love, I tell you. The bonus? The glue looks a LOT like dandruff. Awesome. Thankfully, everyone in choir at church this morning was very understanding when I explained that I did not, in fact, have snow and/or dandruff in my hair.
In other news, I didn’t get either job that I interviewed for at Major Local Music School, however each person that I interviewed with did tell me that they wanted to encourage me to apply for other positions within the school. This is good, I think. So I will do that, and I will mention that I have met with both of them and see where that gets me. I REALLY want to work there. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.
Also, keep your eyes peeled here. We’re going to be adding a blogroll to the side of the page. There were so many fantastic suggestions emailed to me of stuff to read that we’re going to keep track of it in one place so that you all can share in the hilarity.
Ok, I have fought with this file and with various downloads from CNET to try and edit it and convert it to MP3 and, after much swearing and fighting and whatnot, I finally got an MP3. This is the recording Geoff made of the anthem in today’s service at church. It will be one of the anthems in the wedding in November. I love this piece. The performance is excellent. The recording is poor. My apologies for the recording quality. There are a couple of points in there where something bumps the mike and it gets a little loud.
Yesterday was our annual church yard sale. It is always a lot of work but it is also a lot of fun. Geoff usually gets assigned to the Electronics area and this year was no different. I always get assigned to the “Attic Treasures” or Jewelry table. This year they were combined so I had the *target* table for all of the antique and jewelry vendors who show up early. I spend most of my day explaining over and over again that, no, I’m not selling that sterling silver or crystal item for $4, that, yes, I’m a dealer and I know what I’m talking about, and that no, same annoying Russian man from last year, I am still not selling you that silver item for $4 when it is priced at $30. Not. Gonna. Happen.
But, we did really well and I met some really great people. Two of the most interesting people of the day were the two Muslim women who showed up at the end of the day in the most beautiful outfits. One of them had this embroidery around her wrists that I just wanted to touch, it was so gorgeous.
I managed to get a huge amount of the items at my table sold and only spent $25. Usually I end up spending a couple hundred dollars which, while good for the church, is not so good for my bottom line. This year, I’d call it a win in that I got a lovely vase and a bunch of things during the $5 a bag sale period while not emptying my bank account.
Today was our first Sunday back with choir and, considering I am still getting over this cold and in the leg brace and the rest of the pro women in the choir were also coughing and sniffling I think it went well. Our new organist is excellent. After the service and coffee hour as I was leaving the head of the Altar Guild walked up to me and handed me one of the bouquets from the altar. It was so nice of her and I was thrilled. Nobody has ever done that for me before. So, now I have the bouquet on the dining room table in the vase I bought yesterday. Hopefully the cats will leave it alone…