This week we do four days of back-to-back (meaning two concerts within the 2 1/2 hour concert call time) concerts for kids, part of the artSPARK program by Symphony Silicon Valley.

I love the Kiddie Concerts. The kids are so darn excited. The conductor, Peter Jaffe, is excellent with them, and he says things that keep me awake, even with a start time of 9:30 AM Tuesday through Friday. So I’m looking forward to them. Tonight we have our rehearsal.

I am going to attempt something different this year: I will pack my black clothes and shoes and bring them, along with a lock, to the rehearsal. There are lockers in the musicians’ room, so they’ll get stored there. This way I can walk on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I was concerned that I’d be missing my walks this week, but that will take care of those three days. (The walk is a bit over three miles, one way, so I’ll get over six miles in on those days.) Friday I’ll drive in so I can haul everything back home, and I’ll just hope to squeeze a quick walk in before students arrive in the afternoon.

It appears I’ve become addicted to my walks. (People who read my other blog probably know that already, as I frequently post photos from my walks.)

I had a doctor’s appointment today. My BP was 100 over 59. I’ve lost about 10 pounds. I think this is a good addiction.


  1. YES!

  2. To what she says, Bob? I’m assuming ….

    I’ll be blogging about this weeks’ experience in a bit. I’m still catching up with things here at home, though, so it might not be until later today or even tomorrow.