Busy, Busy, Busy

Mendelssohn music in Troy on November 7, 4 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on November 14 at First Pres Albany.

We looked at the calendar at home this week, and there is something on it for every day this week. This is not, BTW, something I strive for.

Monday night, Carol had a teacher conference, and Wednesday night, she had a church meeting. This meant getting the child to bed – a lengthy ritual involving homework and medicines, as well as toothbrushing and storytime.

Tuesday morning, I voted; it was a little chaotic with the new system, at least at 6 a.m. Hey, did you notice I made three predictions, two came true, and when they count the 41% of the vote as write-ins (!) in Alaska, I may be 3 for 3?

Then I had a parent-teacher conference with the daughter’s teacher, then stayed home with her, because none of the schools around here are open for class, but the teachers, such as my wife, have to report. The Daughter and I went to the library, did housekeeping and raking. Tuesday night, I had a church meeting.

Thursday AND Friday nights, I had rehearsals in Troy for a concert, described thusly:
The First Presbyterian (Albany) Chancel Choir will partner with the choir of Troy First United Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Maury Castro, to perform the magnificent cantata Lauda Sion, as well as other works by Felix Mendelssohn. In addition to the combined choirs, the concerts will feature members of the Hyperion String Quartet, soloists from our church, and, of course, our esteemed organist, Nancy Frank. Each church will host: in Troy on November 7, 4 p.m., and at 4 p.m. on November 14 at First Pres Albany.

TODAY, Saturday at 3 pm, at the CHANGED VENUE of the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland, I’ll be doing my To Kill a Mockingbird shtick. Then, as noted, Sunday at 4 is the concert; given the fact that I have church, then a meeting after church, the window between being home (c. 1 pm), and being picked up c. 2:30 for a 3 pm call, is NOT great. At least our clocks FALL BACK tomorrow.

So I’m almost running on empty.

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