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A quiet morning, spent doing nothing much. Anders and the kids left early this morning for a weekend Scout trip, they'll be back tomorrow afternoon. I went back to bed after they left and after finishing my visit with an old childhood friend, Pippi Longstocking, I feel asleep for a couple of hours.

A quiet lunch, a quiet afternoon, spent listening to Hayley Westenra, reading, editing, solitaire. Then it was time to head out the door into the early evening and the windy weather as our choir was singing for Lomma Village's Culture Night. They are building and renovating in their harbor and have converted an old office building into a 3-story art gallery. Despite the weather, there were a lot of people milling about, and the tent outside where we were to sing was snapping and pulling in the breeze. Just as we took the stage, it started to rain, so people dashed under cover and we ended up with a larger audience than we were expecting, which was nice.

I don't really like singing choral music feels as though the music disappears right in front of me, that the sound doesn't reach past the end of the stage, although intellectually I know that's not true. With the wind gusting and the tent creaking, it was hard to judge how well the concert actually went, but the audience was enthusiastic and clapped loudly and long for an encore. :)

A quiet evening now, listening to pick old and new favorites for me, editing, and writing and being quiet. I need this downtime, have needed it for several days, and am quietly stuffing the silence into all the corners and nooks of my brain to sustain me through the coming crazy days. Tomorrow will be quiet too, until late afternoon when my family arrives home again and friends follow on their heels for dinner.

Then the whirlwind starts up once more: a morning at work, 2 nights in Paris, choir the same day I return. Thursday I am hosting our book group, there are already 12 people signed up! I shall serve soup, as it is soup weather and soup makes me happy. Friday is a huge work party from 7 until 2 a.m. (!), Saturday we will be at the school all day for their 20-year anniversary celebration which includes exhibitions and activities and a dance show put on by the entire student body. Sunday the new webteam I am trying to pull together will be coming over for a meeting so we can nail down what everyone will be doing in the coming year, and Monday is the AWC board turnover meeting.

So it isn't until Tuesday a WEEK AND A HALF FROM NOW that I will have another free evening to try and be quiet in. I don't know that the quiet will last me that long, but I will have to hope that these 2 days will pull me through.

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Sometimes those quiet days are just what we need. I'm glad you got some time to yourself to do exactly what you chose. :)

Me, too. I love your userpic!

I hated having to miss that concert, but I spent the evening being quiet just like you - and it feels much better for that.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to bookgroup at your house on Thursday. Soup, great company...and for me it's the start of a long weekend since I'll leave Flyinge and head to the cabin for more peace and quiet. Life is good, hmmm - very good indeed.

I'm sorry you missed it too, but I'm so glad you're feeling better. Several people asked after you. :)

Thanks Liz. You know I went on-line, after a long and wonderful day, to deliberately see this birthday wish because I knew it would be there. I love how you're reliable like that. :)

If you only knew how OCD I am about this! I get the MAJOR GUILT when I miss one. It gives me angsty pangs when I have to do post-bday-wishes.

Glad to hear you had a wonderful day! Yay!

I totally agree with you about singing outside, that was a perfect description.

It appears you have quite busy schedule ahead of you but it all sounds pretty interesting. I'm sure that gives you even more reason to savor a day like today. Glad you got some napping, lounging, Pippi, editing, etc in. :-)

It's weird, I feel like I can see the line where the music stops, where it goes and no further and I feel like I can only hear MYSELF, when we're singing outside. I can't hear the rest of the choir. And when that is 30 other people, it's a darn strange feeling.

It is pretty interesting! That's a good point. There's nothing boring ahead of me :)


You get to go to PARIS? Oh! So wonderful!

Quiet days are my salvation - I get very antsy when I have too much going on for too long - and PIPPI! How I love that silly, crazy girl.

And I am sure the choral music outside was irrestible. Just lovely and wonderful, with the rain and the wind for accompainment.

:) Sam I Am

Yes! I haven't been to Paris since I was 15 years old! I saw all the big sights then, so I don't even know what to do with myself this time :) Should I go see them AGAIN? We get there around 6 p.m. tomorrow night which means we can just go do whatever we want in the evening. I think I'll write a post asking for suggestions :)

Glad you got some quiet and restful/peaceful time between tumults~
Even your post was peaceful and peace inducing. Thanks : )

I loved Pippi too. Read her to pieces. Pandora has been annoying me lately though.

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