Setting // 1:00 a.m. and I need to get to sleep: I’m
sightreading playing flute in church this morning for Pentecost!
Musical Happenings // My studio recital was Friday evening. Twelve of my flute, piano, and harp students performed solos and various ensembles (including a piccolo and tuba duet!) and I have to say, this was one of the best groups I’ve ever had. They were all so relaxed and seemed to enjoy simply sharing their pieces with the audience. It was a great evening.
Other Happenings // Yesterday was C’s Girl Scout troop’s awards ceremony and end of the year party. They had a brief but lovely ceremony outside in a small park, went out to eat together, then headed over to the mall to play a couple rounds of glow golf. It’s a very small troop, so parents came along, too. Everyone had a blast. (And I won a round of glow golf!)
Reading // I’m sad to say I ended up setting aside Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, and I can’t even blame it on a reading slump. Honestly, I felt extremely bored with it. The thought of hanging in there to the end (I made it to page 75 or so) made me want to throw the book, so I decided to DNF. Right now I’m reading The Shore by Sara Taylor and so far, wow. What a book.
Armchair BEA // Armchair BEA begins later this week! I’ll be discussing the daily topics with my pals over at The Socratic Salon. I don’t think I’ll be participating individually unless I feel inspired to talk about one of the topics we aren’t already covering.
I have a week off before my summer teaching schedule begins, so I’m hoping to get a lot of relaxation and reading time in!