Monday, April 28, 2008

Busy week...

...as I'm procrastinating messing around with my calculus stuff, because it's kicking my rear end. Right now, I'm regretting starting this math thing. That's okay. I'll get over it.

Last Saturday was my big chorus show, and it was a success. We had a nice crowd - not the sold-out crowd we hoped for, but probably a solid 500 people. We had over $2000 in walk-up sales, which is incredible - it shows that word got out about our show, even if the guys didn't personally reach out to some people. That's not a criticism of the guys in the chapter - this is just an audience we haven't reached yet. I sold my 20 tickets, and then some, so I'm happy.

Anyway, it was a busy week, with rehearsals most nights and most of the day on Saturday. As a matter of fact, I'm sick, like I usually am after this kind of exertion. Enough about me, though.

I'm a little sad right now: The Boy's hit a point where we really can't take him to shows and performances for a while. He's now mobile - crawling around on his belly like a persistent and curious little snake - and he's vocal - talking away like a radio dj, even though it's mostly just single vowels and random noises and spitting. He's not verbal, though, which means that he doesn't really understand what we're saying and isn't able to communicate his thoughts and feelings to us.

This means that, during shows, there's no way for us to tell him not to yell or not to crawl around on the floor. It makes me sad, because it's going to be a long time - probably upwards of a year or two - before the three of us are going to be at a show together. It's not his fault; it's not like he's being a "bad baby" or anything like that. He just doesn't understand.

He did behave very, very well on Saturday night, even if he was up WAAAAY past his bedtime. Mommy & he spent most of the show in the lobby with another mommy & baby, which was fine by them. The Boy did fall asleep during Vocal Spectrum's singing of the Billy Joel "Lullabye," which was very cute.

We're here, we're still alive and blogging. It's just been busy.

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