raystrobel47: (Walrus)
I hate that I'm freezing cold from the knees down here. It's just bloody annoying. Sitting 6 feet from the door leading outside is not helping matters.
raystrobel47: (Hank-what?!?)
I would like to inform you of the following:

It is still summer. Summer. S-U-M-M-E-R. That means warm days, balmy or maybe cool nights. None of this chilly and rainy balderdash, especially on the night of the first HS football game an hour plus away! Didn't get in until 12:20am, waiting for my sweetie, still warming up. Frickin' summer.
raystrobel47: (Feh)
And because of this, the band and chior concert has been postponed until Tuesday evening.

Yay for more rehearsal, boo for missing Tue. night.

More later.
raystrobel47: (Eye)
Read 40 entries. Oooh, I'm up to date now. :-P This morning's performance of Chomp (CHatham + stOMP for those wondering) went really well, and tomorrow's concert should go equally as well. Lots of good feedback, and hopefully enough kids will sign on to do this for the week after next, called "Focus Week." That'd mean an extra week of work for me, more experience, and more fun. I'm also making this a class for next year, and am probably reworking my "Knights and Castles" class into "Medieval Dance". It's hard to lecture to 6 year olds about the Middle Ages, but when I took them outside to learn the Horse's Bransle, they were really up to it and did a good job. I think I want to continue to go that route. It's historical, dance, and active. Next year at Chatham is really gonna be different.

Thank the Lord the weather was better today. I'm still stanky and am heading to the shower immediately after this, but it's actually pleasant outside. I sure hope that continues.

I just can't wait to go to bed. I could've gone an hour and a half ago and not have minded. Sleepy times!

P.S.-- Like the icon? It's my take on all the other extreeeeme close-ups out there, not knocking any of them. Just couldn't do the same thing.

*grumble*

May. 24th, 2005 07:18 am
raystrobel47: (Feh)
Griping ahead. )
raystrobel47: (Tx bluebonnets)
I want spring to be here. Officially, yeah, it is, but I want it to stamp its announcement now. I want it to counteract all the death and sadness and setback that this country and this world has endured all winter. I want to see life, to celebrate rebirth, and to not have to wear a jacket outside. I. Want. Spring. Dammit.
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It's 8:24AM and pooky's still in bed, sleeping. I checked on her around 8, intent on getting her up, but since she was still snoozing, I figured I'd let her sleep. I really don't think she's had a chance to catch up on sleep, and hopefully this'll make her feel well rested.

It's back to crappy weather, after a couple of gorgeous days of what spring should be. It's raining, and won't get above 50, which nixes my plan of taking Lake to the strip this morning. That was another factor in letting her sleep. If it was pretty, I'd've gotten her up to get down there in a reasonable time. It sucks, because I really wanted to go, but dealing with the backpack on a cold and rainy day all by myself doesn't sound like fun.

I accidentaly closed Tiger up in the front room last night. I thought he was out when I put Alfred in his crate for the night, but he must've hid somewhere and, well, didn't get out until this morning.

I got my violin! I put the bridge on, tuned it up, rosined the bow, and did what pathetically little I could. I *would* like to be better on the violin, but it's going to take a lot of practice. I also realized that the blue is in fact painted on, not stained. I know that it's a student model and any degradation of the sound the paint will cause is minimal, because it's not like I'm going to make a virtuoso-like sound on it any time soon. It's still blue. And mine. :-)
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Yep, tomorrow I turn 34. Yi-hi, daddy-o, I know. Currently I'm trying to stave off a cold that will otherwise leave me miserable and possibly calling off tomorrow. Just the present I didn't want...

Today's been wierd. I went to a funeral viewing for a music teacher who died due to complications from routine heart surgery. I taught with her at Independence MS when I subbed at Bethel Park, and the news really shocked and upset me. I saw some teachers I knew there, paid my respects, and left. It felt good to at least show up and be there. It's really sad.

[livejournal.com profile] lstrobel's been most the whiny little one lately, and I'm not sure why. Although we did have a good time both sitting in the papasan while I read her her alphabet book, and she did a really good job of dressing herself for bed (sweatshirt, pants, socks, and slippers), it's kinda been a tough kid day.

Earlier this morning I talked for a good 40 minutes to my dad, which was really nice. We rarely have those kind of talks, mostly because when I call, I talk to my dad and my mom, and my mom tends to talk more. So, I called him up and just chatted away for a while, which we both enjoyed very much.

I want. The rain. To stop.

Getting back to my birthday-thang, I hope to see folxes over on Tuesday, and appearantly my lovely and wonderful [livejournal.com profile] fiannaharpar has made plans, but being a good husband, I've no fricking clue what they may be, so I'll just say that it'll be fun to celebrate with whoever is here, and I really feel most lucky to have the friends that I do, both in the Pittsburgh area and across the US. Wow, is that a run-on sentence or what?!?
raystrobel47: (Music)
Another two hour delay today. I wondered why, until I stood outside to put gas in my car. Snowy and really windy makes it sux0r to be out.

I finished writing 20 more "Amen"s to be used as prayer responses, and have all copies made and even 3-hole punched. :-) I have other pressing matters to pursue right now, like lesson plans, request to attend the PMEA conference form, and filling out my ASCAP application, before I consider tackling another composition project. I know what I want to do, though. I want to arrange a hymn for all women, a capella. I just have to find that hymn again, and it's not jumping out at me like it should.

Solstace

Dec. 21st, 2004 08:23 am
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To everyone out there: Happy Winter Solstace!

I saw others post this message, and then realized what it means most to me- now the days start getting longer again! Yay!! :-)
raystrobel47: (Music)
1) I am thankful for new things to play with in my profession.

2) I am thankful for the opportunity to use more of my skills and strengths in my profession.

3) I am thankful for drop-dead gorgeous mornings like this morning, with the colors, the clouds, and a family to share it with.

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