Saturday, January 14, 2012
For the second year in a row, Andrew was nominated for the All State Honors Band. It's such a privilege - such an inspiring experience for kids to play with other high musical achievers. It means a weekend in Tampa for us, at a hotel, amid the annual conference of our state's music educators. There are instruments to try and clinics for educators and concerts. So many great concerts. Music. Everywhere. Here's a look at how our weekend went:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Honestly, I have begun many drafts of posts, hoping to jump back into blogging and catching up my friends on all the changes and events that have come my way recently, and it was really daunting. My fingers have hovered over my keyboard more times than I can count and there are so many words trying to get out that they get all jammed up and I can't really seem to sort them out. And this morning, I thought that maybe - just maybe - that is the problem. An update sort of post would take a really long time and I keep quitting before I start it because it just makes me tired. So I think that I will post now, as though I have been posting all along - as though all of you already know everything that has happened this whole time (I suspect that, over time, most of the details will come out in the wash anyway). Deal? So, this morning, I made donuts. And not even the kind where you fry donut-shaped cut-outs of biscuits-in-a-tube either. I mean honest-to-goodness, homemade donuts. They were sweet potato donuts and I used a vegan recipe, only I used real sour cream and Greek yogurt since I kind of like dairy products a little bit. Or a lot. Whatever.