So I’m sitting at the computer eating a late lunch. I have my first piano lesson of the day in under 20 minutes, and I will be teaching for the next 3 1/2 hours. Somewhere in that time, or immediately after it, I will pack our car with my keyboard and gear, because tonight I have a gig playing piano at the Sacramento Airport. Mercifully, I took time to prepare a delicious meal of home-made sweet potato fries, turkey, and avocado mixed in oil and vinegar. My fingers are still gratefully damp from licking as I type this (don’t tell anyone).
Tomorrow in the late afternoon, I am playing piano accompanying a high school choir in their Holiday Concert, which includes “Winter Wonderland” and music from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Following that, I am hosting a holiday party for my piano students, complete with “Piano Open Mic,” where students can perform music if they choose.
Following that, we have a blessedly appointment-free day on Friday, but we are preparing for our Holiday Party at our home on Saturday night. I am having family come in from the Bay, and my wife has many friends who have come to this annual tradition for decades.
The following morning, December 23rd, I am going to be performing on TV: Good Day Sacramento. This will be my 3rd year in a row appearing there to play Holiday Music.
Then I shall take a breath.
Then on to Christmas Eve and Day activities, which will be, and yes, we will be travelling.
All of this, as well as the usual going-ons of living a life, running a piano studio, getting Christmas present together, etc.
I do feel a little like I am burning the candle on both ends, but this is a candle I feel I can handle! In fact, I rather enjoy it!
But that doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy being through it as well 🙂