It’s been a tough week. I found out that some good and long-time friends (and fellow musicians) are moving out of state; I’m really going to miss them. And two acquaintances passed away this week, both from cancer. I’d sung with F in community choir for probably 20 years, and his son was Robin’s classmate in school. I’ll miss hearing his warm bass voice behind me in choir. B was a volunteer firefighter; his kids sang for a couple of years in the choruses I direct. They were both caring, joy-filled men, committed to their families and to their community. I went to F’s funeral yesterday. I’ll miss B’s memorial service today; instead, I’ll be directing and singing with my current choruses. Music feeds my soul, and I love working with the kids, so that should help.
Last Week on the Blog
This Week on the Blog
- News & Notes – 10/26/2019 – tentative
- Sunday Post –10/27/2019 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: For Oct. 14’s #ReadForGrace to honor Grace of the Rebel Mommy Book Blog, who died this summer from breast cancer, I started reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers), which was on Grace’s TBR list when she died. I also reread the Elenium trilogy by David Eddings: The Diamond Throne, The Ruby Knight, and The Sapphire Rose. (Click titles for review or Goodreads links.)
Listening: I haven’t listened to any books since I finished A Natural History of Dragons, but I did listen to the first episode of Tea & Strumpets, a Regency romance review podcast. Their first several episodes are on the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn, which I love.
Watching: We have been watching season 5 of Eureka.
Added to the Hoard
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Have a great week!