Stay of Execution
That's what this feels like. It was a grueling rehearsal last night and I couldn't figure out how to juggle a day's worth of oboe students, practice for tonight's rehearsal, and of course, the inevitable reedmaking. Then this!!! Wow, did the forecasters really miss this one. HA! There is a God. I know all of you up north are laughing your as#@s off, but have you ever tried to drive on ice with TEXANS? It isn't pretty. It is, however, funny...if you are not actually on the roadway. While I was in college in Colorado people would actually stay a safe distance from me when they saw my license plate. At least I hope it was my license and not my driving...hmmm....I will pretend it was my license plate. Anyway, rehearsal is cancelled as well as anything else fun. Looks like I got my reprieve.
So, Carrie...you think these are medieval instruments? Check these out!
These are my Ross gougers. The brass is a newer one and the aluminum is an older but better gouger. I use them to turn this
...well...eventually. Anonymous...does your brother still play? What a horrendous thing to happen. Ugh! I have had some accidents, but none so bad. I was once teaching a little 10 year old boy for the first time and I started making reeds right before he and his dad arrived. As they arrived I sliced through my thumb with my razor knife. I think I hit an artery and almost bled out before his lesson was over. Looked like a murder scene even with me trying to pretend it wasn't happening. I was shocked when he actually came back the next week....."Look little boy. Look what you have to look forward to for the rest of your life. That trumpet looks pretty good now, doesn't it?"
I am starting another Birch shawl since I gave my black one away. This one is a very light shade of pink and I am adding beads as I go. What do you think? I tried smaller, but it just didn't work for me.