23 January 2009

It's A New Day...

It has been a HECTIC month+.

If we go back to a day or two before my last post, I went to a local production of "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum".

This was followed by my actual birthday, and the annual Christmas Revels production of the Washington Revels: "A French-Canadian Christmas".

There were SCA events in Ponte Alto, Dun Carraig, Stierbach, and Bright Hills.

There was a Messiah sing-along at Goucher College.

There were the THREE Christmas services for my church, on the Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday prior to Christmas.

My sister-in-law released her new cross-cultural CD, "Land of the Midnight Son: Norwegian Christmas in America" with Norwegian Pianist Ola Gjeilo (www.OlaGjeilo.com) and Brian Priebe, Trombone and Alphorn, celebrating Norwegian-American Christmas traditions. I played alto recorder for one number in her release concert! Buy it at lindapriebe.com or arrivimarketing.com.

There were Christmas parties with family. My cousin/housemate had both her daughter and father visiting, from Taiwan and Minnesota respectively.

There were New Year's parties with friends from PAGE.

There was the whole Inauguration thing, which tied KNOTS in traffic all around Washington, DC.

All of this, in addition to the usual business of living, meant that I had NO time to blog.

On the whole, I'm glad it's all over!