busy jupe


Dear Reader,

I see it’s been a while since I have posted here. My life has been busy. Eileen got back safely from China and was followed in a few days by Elizabeth and Alex.  Last Thursday, Jeremy Daum arrived, so all my family is now safely in the USA. Eileen has been suffering from sciatic pain and has finally managed to get in to see a physical therapist next Wednesday. She also brought back a cold of sorts from England.

Elizabeth,  Jeremy, and Alex are staying with us. Their provisional return flight on Feb 28 has been canceled. Jeremy felt he should report into Yale in New Haven but they have asked him to wait two weeks at least before showing up.

This week, we are all planning to go visit extended family and stay with my brother in Chelsea for Thursday and Friday night.

I am enjoying having family around.

Last Thursday I did a presentation for Hope Academy of Senior Professionals. It was also a mini-recital. I played several pieces. Rhonda performed a piece that she had done at all three of these local organ presentations.  Even though, I could have easily improvised my way through this presentation, I chose instead to perform pieces and give a prepared presentation. This meant that I had to spend some time learning or relearning pieces. Consequently, I didn’t have time to choose new music for the choir. I did this yesterday.

The point is that between family, work, and trying to keep up my reading and studying I have been too busy to blog.

We skyped with the English branch of the fam on Feb 7th which is Sarah’s birthday.

I am finding that I feel a bit less of a need to blog when I have this much contact with people I care about.

Maybe I will blog more after retirement. If I ever get to retire. I do enjoy the musical end of my work immensely. So I’m not feeling burned out or ready to stop. But I do miss my boss who has been ill and not around.

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