Thursday, October 28, 2010

Psalm 71

In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, o my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men. For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you. I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your spendor all day long. Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone. For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together. They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him." Be not far from me, O God; come quickly, O my God, to help me. May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace. But as for me, I will always have hope: I will praise you more and more, My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone. Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God., till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you? Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again brng me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. I will prase you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you--I, whom you have redeemed. My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been but to shame and confusion.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In the times of Tschaikovsky....

So...I was nervous for NOTHING!!

Turns out, the Civic Orchestra is comprised of both professional musicians AND aspiring amateurs such as myself. So...when I sat down by the older gentleman playing the viola (did I see hearing aides?)...I took a deep breath and realized that I was, in fact, NOT in over my head. It was interesting to actually sit in on an orchestra rehearsal and observe string players. It's a WHOLE different world from band, that's for darn sure. The conductor is an he was quirky...but with perfect pitch. And that, my friends, was a good time.

Nothing else new going on here...fighting off a nasty three week cold....trying to muster up motivation to keep our apartment clean and my husband fed...happy that it's finally turning cooler...

And SUPER EXCITED that after this week, I might actually, finally, get to spend more time with my husband! Yes, it's true. Marching band has ONE MORE WEEKEND. After which, we are planning on parking our happy butts on the couch with supreme nachos and some really great movies...




It will be GLORious.

I have no idea what great movies...but we will, nontheless, find great movies.

Do you have any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

new opportunities...old problems

Today I get to rehearse with an orchestra for the VERY FIRST TIME in my life. Since I began playing the flute at age 11, I've dreamed of playing in an orchestra. Unfortunately, the next 12 years of my life were dedicated to BAND. Nothing wrong with just doesn't give me goosebumps like a soaring symphony does. I go. I'm nervous...scared that I'm not in good enough shape...but going forth nontheless.


Sewing for etsy has taking a backseat. Actually, it sadly got dumped out of the car. For the time being, at least. I'm too busy and have too many other things to do when I have free time.

Like selling a bunch of crap very useful things on eBay.