COME HOME. Our marriage is suffering and I'm like crying cause you and Jen are gone... I don't like being home without you guys. Especially with the storm. Be careful with the storm. Don't die. I love you too much, and actually have already cried... Love you. Come home soon. <3
My dear, I am only a phone call away at any time. EXCEPT tomorrow morning, during which my old phone will be deactivated and my NEW DROID will be activated by my sister. But I won’t get it for a while. So except for tomorrow morning, call me :)
High Eb: I use a fingering John Miller showed me several years ago that works very well. Use your left hand second and third fingers, low D and thumb C# and little finger Eb key, right hand second finger and thumb F#. From this Eb you can slur to a very strong High E by adding the high E key and right hand C# trill and little finger Ab keys.
So this morning I taught a trumpet lesson, and it was nice. We worked on scales, and then the audition pieces and then did lip slurs, and it was a good lesson. Teaching good lessons makes me feel good about myself.
And then I saw Marissa. I love her, and I cannot believe she is leaving tomorrow… I am going to miss her so so so much.
And then I had a euphonium lesson… and it actually went well. That probably sounds weird, but I mean it; it was an enjoyable lesson. I felt good about (most) of my playing, and I could hear myself get better. And now, I think I’m ready for college placement auditions.
And then I went home, driving through the crazy downpour.
And then I composed, and I like the fact that I’m getting much better at composing, and that some of the stuff is actually really cool.
And then for the rest of the evening I have been using my MacBook Pro to record songs off YouTube and so I have been listening to a whole lot of classical music, mostly bassoon/euphonium/french horn solos and concert band. And it makes me superduper happy.
And so even with all of this college-related stress, I am Surprisingly Content. And thus I retitle my blog.