26. June 2008 · 1 comment · Categories: Ramble

So … my planning days are over. I no longer am needed by my sweet girl. She is married. I can’t do research. I can’t bother her with thirteen emails in one day. (Yes, I really did that.) I can’t IM her at work, knowing she is about to die from my over abundance of messages, to ask some silly, unnecessary questions that is just burning to be answered.

And I have no gigs coming up.

My yard is a mess. (I’ve often referred to it as a “white trash” back yard. I’m not exaggerating.) But I hate yard work. And, besides, I think I’m allowed a bit of rest after a wedding. Ya think?

I could practice but, like I said, I have no gigs coming up.

I could start checking out paint colors for our bedroom that really needs painting. I could even buy paint and get to work.

I could make reeds. But … well … I’m not that desperate!

I could make a new valance for our kitchen, as the one we have there is so faded it’s pathetic.

I could practice but, like I said, I have no gigs coming up. And when I don’t have gigs it’s difficult for me to be motivated. (Uh-oh. I’m in trouble if my students read this!)

I could clean the house, and I suppose I could handle that even while I’m still a bit weary.

But mostly I’m lost. It’s as if I have no purpose now.

So … is someone out there getting married? Anyone want a “research queen” as my husband sometimes calls me? Anyone?

Hmm. What to do, what to do?

Oh … and check out the new blog entry by Katy.

Side Note:
I did get to see a short video of Kelsey & Dan walking down the aisle. The major note mistake occurred right before they began the walk. Sound-wise it’s not great, but the wind was fairly strong, it was outdoors and hot … I didn’t think it would sound like a concert hall. I do believe I would highly recommend not playing oboe outdoors for one’s own daughter’s wedding. Just so you know. ;-)

1 Comment

  1. Hmmm…according to my sources, you’ll be doing Eugene Onegin, The Elixir of Love, Cosi Fan Tutte and Carmen* starting in September and going through April. And then for SSV, you’ve got a gig as early as August 24 playing Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Bizet (Carmen*, in fact – while my sources have no more detail than the name of the opera I hardly think you’ll be doing the entire thing at a free concert, so probably overture or similar) and Beethoven’s 5th. Otherwise, I’m seeing Schubert, Barber (well, ok, that’s a string-only thing, but you get to listen :), Brahms, Prokofiev. Schumann, Shostakovich, Beethoven (1st, 4th), Respighi, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Hayden…

    Why is it there are so many more violin and piano concertos performed than wind/brass concertos? Not that I’m chucking asparagus, er, that is, casting aspersions at the soloists for the coming season – I have only respect for them.

    Anyhow, feel free to compare it with what I’ve got lined up for the next year…:)

    *no spitting on floor please, thanks