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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Two Reasons To Not Blog

For me, there are only two reasons I don't sit down and get in a little therapeutic writing time:
  1. There is just nothing exciting going on.
  2. There is WAY TOO MUCH going on.

Well, here I sit smack dab in the middle of #2. Hmm. Don't take that too literally, because almost all of my busyness is actually a good thing. Here's a sampling of what I've got going on:

  1. I was asked to head up a men's musical number for Stake Conference. We're singing an incredibly challenging but really awesome version of Be Still My Soul. It is 6 part acapella, and the harmonies are really close. I had the first rehearsal last Sunday night (thanks again to 23 men who were willing to show up to an ill-planned rehearsal on Super Bowl Sunday!) and it was amazing. About 45 minutes of good rehearsal = amazing acapella sound with almost all the right notes. Second (and final) rehearsal this Sunday, and I'm sure the song is going to be spectacular.
  2. Alex's birthday is coming up in about a month. That means I have about 40 pages of digital scrapbooking to get done in the next 2 weeks, so I can get them sent off to the printer and have a beautifully bound "2 year old book" to give to Alex at his party.
  3. My dad owns a storage system installation company and has been doing a weekend job at the Wheeler warehouse out here by our house. Kirk has been working every weekend since early December. Friday night from about 5 until often 1:30 am. Saturday from 8 am until the work is done or they are too tired to even move. Occassional Sundays if Saturday didn't go well. The last two weekends I also ended up there, putting in the long hours alongside the guys. This has been exhausting on multiple fronts. Exhausting because the work is physically demanding. Exhausting because the hours are insane. Exhausting because I had to be away from the kids all weekend. A few hour break here and there is always welcome, but I really do miss them when I'm away.
  4. I recently signed on as music director for an upcoming youth production out in Draper. We've been working through the audition process, and finally started rehearsals last night. I've been busy gathering music and minus tracks and going through the collaboritive process to put together a script, rehearsal schedule, etc. I'll now have rehearsals on Tues, Wed, Thurs nights and Sat morning. The good news is, though, that Adam is doing the show, so he'll get to hang out with me on Wed and Sat. The other good news is that it is a paid position, so there's a bit of a bonus to all of the time.

Then there's the stuff that I know is on the horizon:

  1. Uncle Tim and Aunt Enid's book of their childhood pictures
  2. Rachel's 2009 Year Book for her family
  3. 4 presentations on the different factions of Boy Scouting for Lorraine Kennedy
  4. Auditions for my mom's after school theater group this Thursday (and hour-long rehearsals after school each Tues and Thurs through April)
  5. 8 days in Boise, Idaho as music director for Starlight Mountain Theater's spring break show
  6. Ward choir presentation on hymns in June
  7. Katie Hall's wedding invitations (YAY!)

Now lest you think I'm complaining here, I'm most definately not. I love my life, and I love all the opportunities I'm given. I love doing music, and I especially love that occassionally someone is willing to pay me to do it. :) I love digiscrapping, and I love getting to be a part of other peoples' history and projects.

What I don't love is laundry. So what if I don't find time to do it in the next couple of months. I've got better stuff to do!


Mecham Family said...

I can't figure out how you keep up with it all. I thrive on having a little down time, and when I don't get it, I'm a mess. You can't possibly have any down time with all that you are doing! As long as you like it though... enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Good heavens! Btw...I LOVE that arrangement of Be Still My Soul. Dave has sung it - with Jake Despain and Matt Jensen and others you probably don't know. I want it sung at my funeral. Make a note of it...