I have a couple of unfinished blog posts that never got to publication state over the last week. I've simply been so busy! But the good news is, I'm ready to get going tomorrow, as my kids come back. I have 18 kids in choir this semester, which is a little smaller than I'd like, but apparently, I have 33 next semester. Woohoo!
I have a lot of freshmen coming in, which hopefully means I'm doing something right in my recruiting efforts.
The course handbooks (for choir and piano) are finished, my rooms are ready, and all I need is a great night of sleep (please Universe, none of this too-excited-to-sleep stuff tonight, I'm bloody tired!) and a good workout in the morning. I ran 10 miles this morning, so I'm certainly tired enough physically to sleep well tonight.
The next seven weeks are going to be absolute madness, leading up to what can only be a great show. I want Come Fly With Me to knock socks off, and I hope I can get a great audience. Having only 18 singers, that's a little scary, but I am creative!!
Before we know it, I'll be watching my kids soar up on stage, then taking the girls on a field trip the next day (my local chapter of CMEA does a Real Men Sing event in September and Women's Choral Festival in October), resting on the Saturday, and running a half marathon on Sunday. Bring it on.
And that's that. I'm cleared for take-off and ready to make this semester, and the school year as a whole, amazing.
Fasten your seat belts and turn off our electronic devices. This is going to be a hell of a ride. ; )