Sunday Salon: A Fantastic Week

This week has been pretty fantastic.

Yesterday one of my flute students, a 10th grader, won a local music competition which came along with a very generous award amount (ending in three zeros!) as well as an additional summer music camp option. She played the slow movement of a baroque piece, using a lot of creative ornamentation on the repeats, and a showy Paris Conservatory contest piece. One judge commented “your palette of colors is so enjoyable!” Best.compliment.ever.

The artists-in-residence of the Pensacola Opera visited the preschool at my home church, so I brought C along to see their performance of Little Red’s Most Unusual Day (a spin-off of Little Red Riding Hood). It was entertaining, very funny, and the music was just wonderful.

In other news, I put in notice for my current church job; I’ll be leaving at the end of May. With C turning 5 in June (how did that happen?!) I really feel the need to get back to our own church, get involved in activities there, where I can be more… myself. I love the people at the church where I work, but I’m far too theologically liberal to be there beyond it being just a job. (I don’t think I’d recommend Pastrix to anyone there, for example.) 😉

Best of all, this week I had plenty of reading time! I finished:

Last night I started the narrative non-fiction book The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis by Thomas Goetz.
Tomorrow I’m hosting a giveaway of the paperback version of The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag, which I reviewed last year. The hardcover had a pretty cover, but the paperback version is one we bookworms will love. Come back tomorrow for more about that!