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Picking Up The Pieces

I went singing tonight for the first time in a couple of weeks. It was a small crowd on account of the weather, and I ended up pinch-hitting on treble for about half of the singing (thank you, oh compilers of the Missouri Harmony, for including so many two- and three-part tunes!), but it was good to be back again. Even if I did have to take the school shuttle home because walking a mile in the frozen slush is still beyond my abilities.

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elliska
Feb. 8th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got out to sing! That had to feel good. (But yeah, even perfectly healthy I would not want to walk a mile in slushy nastiness--I don't miss that at all).
frenchpony
Feb. 8th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
One of the singers did say that, by the end, she thought I was looking paler than normal, but I thought it was worth every squeaky minute (there's a reason I don't usually sing treble. . . ) just to get out of the house for an evening and do something relatively normal with my friends.
meckinock
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're getting out and about again. I'm even more glad you didn't try to walk home in the snow.
frenchpony
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
One way that I can tell that I'm getting better is that I'm starting to get a little stir-crazy staying inside every evening. The gamelan is difficult for me right now because sitting on the floor and getting up are still a challenge, and I can't go out dancing with the drain in, but the least I can do is go and sing.

I had absolutely no intention of walking home from there, however. If someone with a car had shown up, I would have begged a ride, and the shuttles leave the Reg every twenty minutes, so I had a good solid backup. Walking a mile in slushy snow is for when I'm healthy.
lcohen
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry i wasn't there!

otoh, it took me half an hour to dig out of my garage this morning and the street was a skating rink (evanston ran out of salt) so i probably made the smart decision for me.
frenchpony
Feb. 9th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Well, I've now had occasion to sing each and every part, so you can consider it your contribution to me becoming a complete and total Sacred Harp switch. And I wasn't too worried, because there are shuttle buses from the Reg. I had no intention of walking, whether you were there or not.
dot_o_choillmor
Feb. 8th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Did you get a date for surgery, FP?
frenchpony
Feb. 9th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
I go in on Tuesday to have the drain removed, and I think we'll fix a date for the surgery then. I'm pushing for the beginning of spring break.
fafojoy
Feb. 9th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
I am glad you got out singing, but yeah, take it easy on the physical exertion for a while. Walking in frozen slush would not be a great thing to do.

So is surgery over spring break? Ahh..the memories that will leave....
frenchpony
Feb. 9th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
One of the singers said that I looked paler than normal, and I have been trying to take it easy. Naps have become a big feature of my life; dancing and gamelan playing, not so much.

Spring Break is going to suck hairy monkey balls, but it's better than trying to have surgery at the beginning or the end of a quarter.
meggins
Feb. 9th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Glad you got to sing, even if not quite what you were planning. Nothing like a familiar activity to reassure you that normality will return.

As others have mentioned, very glad there was a shuttle for you to take.

Naps are entirely appropriate for a recuperating individual! The rest will come eventually.
frenchpony
Feb. 9th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
I can't dance with the drain in, and sitting on the floor to play gamelan is difficult at the moment. The least I can do is sing! I just had to get out of the house for an evening.

But the shuttle was a good call, I think.
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