Oh, I like this so much better. I log on, and the first thing I see is that beautiful wallpaper up top.
Yesterday’s snowstorm dropped another ten inches on what was already there, and no end in sight. Well, we’re supposed to get rain on Tuesday, but then another snowstorm on Friday. And I was really hoping to attend a concert on Friday — the Rachmaninoff Festival Choir of Bowdoin College in Maine is singing the St. John Chrysostom Liturgy by the Great One Himself at St. Demetrios Church in Saco, ME. St. Demetrios is the parish I attended while my own parish, Annunciation in Dover, NH, was suffering under the “Latin Captivity” 😉 and I would very much like to attend this event to support them.
Fr. Costin, BTW, was not in church today — he found a retired priest to substitute for him, so he was able to stay home and get some rest and recuperation. His wife and daughters were in church, and Preotessa said he still gets tired very easily. No kidding. Adult chicken pox is nothing to mess with.
And, a final note — today was something like the fourth time I walked into the choir expecting to sing, and ended up conducting. Only today, the choir conductor was there — she was just subbing for the organist, and felt she couldn’t conduct and play at the same time. (Hint: so get rid of the organ…) Anyway, it went all right, considering that there were three sopranos, two altos, and one bass. Does anyone have any ideas on how to drum up support for an aging choir?!?!
One final note: I’m not sure how image uploading works in WordPress, so I’m experimenting, but if I did this right, I think this will publish a picture of chart symbols for the train I’m working on (which is my current wallpaper, in case you hadn’t guessed!) Crossing fingers…