Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas week

It has been a busy week. No, two weeks, with all of the extra rehearsals for the church Christmas concert. But this week, my music schedule looked like this:

Sun AM play in church, two services (3 hrs)
Mon PM Christmas concert dress rehearsal (3.5 hrs)
Tue PM Christmas concert (2 hrs)
Wed PM Voice class - Christmas carols (1 hr)
Thu PM Cello lesson (1.5 hrs) and Orchestra rehearsal (2 hrs)
Fri PM No music because of DH's holiday dinner
Sat PM Cello studio class (5 hrs - really - no breaks)
Sun AM play in church, two services, 7:15 AM call (Ugh) (4 hrs)

One more performance tomorrow afternoon for Christmas Eve services (2 hrs) and my holiday schedule is finished. (I'm the only cello for that one, so I had better buff that little solo line.)

Physically I have withstood the stress well. My shoulder was a little sore after that three hour non-stop dress rehearsal, but a little ice took care of it. I think I was over-pressing in response to the loudness of the music. And for the rest of me, I've had a daily stress reliever thanks to the combination of adolescent cats and their first Christmas tree. Here's a little taste of what I am likely to see whenever I hear strange rustling in the living room.


Marisa said...

What a Merry Catmas!
They obviously know this tree is theirs for the playing. You should have some bells for them to jingle as well.

Gottagopractice said...

No, no, no, no, no! The bells would make us crazy. The little buggers are just lucky they got unbreakable ornaments. (I love them very much <g>.)

cellodonna said...

I WANT CATS! (if I could have cats my blood pressure would be normal) But I have allergies. So no cats ... except the ones that belong to my neighbor that we sort of adopted outside. :)

Wow. YOu sure had a busy week. But it sounds very fun and festive too.

Have a very Merry Christmas.