Tonight we went back to choir practice.Our new choir director is a pianist I’ve been acquainted with for a long time. We’re a small town, so musicians tend to be acquainted with one another. I like him, I like his musicianship, and I enjoy working with him, so I was pleased to see him.

He told us we could breathe whenever we weren’t singing.

#2 daughter was invited to apply for the position. At that point, I thought it would be a perfect arrangement. She could come back here and take this excellent half time job so she could feel financially confident, and work for us half time in the family business. #1 daughter and I both took greater risks, but #2 daughter isn’t up for that. This seemed like a perfect opportunity.

She didn’t want to do that. It took me quite a while to get that clear in my mind and to accept it. Somehow, starting back to choir with this new director has cemented it. We will need to look for someone else, and no doubt that will be better for us all.

So we sang Scarlatti and some popular stuff, had a bit of greeting and catching up after the summer, and came out into a lovely, soft evening.

It was a productive day. I have a standing 6:30 breakfast with  my stepfather, and then I wrote the day’s blogs. I got my classes built in Blackboard. I did social media, dealt with clients, and then got to work on the day’s project. #1 daughter and Janalisa, my colleagues, stopped by, and #1 son came with gyros for lunch. A client Fedexed a sheaf of ideas for his website, and I set up a meeting  with the Art Professor to decipher it. We got a payment in the mail and I talked either virtually or in person with my husband and all my children.

Singing was a wonderful way to cap off the day. It was good to see friends and we set up a plan to go out together. I’m looking forward to getting back to class, too.

It has been an eventful summer. It’s still hot enough to be summer, but tonight I’m ready to let go of summer.