Day 138: Burning the candle…

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 🙂

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