Sunday Salon

Setting // At home, Saturday evening, 9:00 p.m. I have a long music-filled day tomorrow, so I wanted to go ahead and get this post written and scheduled.

Listening // This weekend, I’ve mostly been listening to Coffitivity. It paid off: I finally finished scheduling the music competition, all 542 students. What a relief!

Making // C has a Valentine exchange at her homeschool co-op this week, so I printed off some cute bookmarks I found on Etsy, added a ribbon, and had her sign her name on the back of each one. Also, Saturday we’ll be picking up Girl Scout cookies and beginning to deliver those. Instead of using sticky notes to keep track of who ordered what, I made thank you cards in PicMonkey to include with each order. (PS – My friend’s name isn’t actually “Sushi Amy,” although that would be awesome. That’s just what C calls her.)

Happenings // I have a harp ensemble rehearsal today, the first one after our winter break. I think there are going to be nine of us there. We have a number of new pieces to try, which is always fun, including a couple by Jean-Michel Damase, whose music I love (especially this piece).

My flute student Taylor (the one who convinced me to start reading Harry Potter) started her own book blog! Check out her first post, a review of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Welcome to the book blogging community, Taylor!

Currently Reading // Free to Learn by Peter Gray, which I started several months back but set aside when life got busy. I’ve thought about it a lot in the meantime, so I’m glad to get back to it. I’m also reading the Italian translation of Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, which so far is a somewhat odd reading experience. It might have to do with its graphic novel format. I need to gather my thoughts on this, but I think I’ll have a post about that soon.

Do you have any exciting plans for the week, reading or otherwise?