Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ghost of Christmas Past

So, like my previous post, this one was written a few weeks ago, and I'm only now getting around to publishing it. Enjoy! 
(Also, sorry that there's a white background to the text....I guess that happens when I write my post elsewhere and paste it in here...)

Merry Christmas!

I feel like I've been busy every day this month! Lots of great things have happened too.
First of all, this month has zoomed by! Thanksgiving was only a few weeks ago and Christmas is in four days! I've tried to have the Christmas spirit but its been tricky in some ways. I have been busy with work, and my evenings off I've been trying to do fun Christmas stuff but plans keep changing. I STILL haven't been to Temple Square to see the lights, but I've still done some great things. On December 11th I was able to go to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert! It was grand. Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets were there! The music was very nice and fun. I saw my auntie in the choir and everything. It was a fun night. When the concert was over there were a million people outside so my friend and I decided to come back another night to see the lights. Well we've tried twice and it didn't work out. We're going this evening so hopefully third time's the charm!
Last week, on Tuesday, Sheena and I were going to go to Salt Lake but she texted me saying she had a surprise I would love. I was kinda nervous; surprises are sometimes scary. Anyway she told me not to worry. I went to her house having no idea what was in store, but when I got there, she showed me tickets to an advance screening of The Hobbit! It was such a wonderful surprise! We also got free popcorn and soda. They even had our ultimate favorite, cherry coke!
The movie was fun and I had a great time. The scene in Dol Guldur was so cool! I love Middle-Earth!
At work, it was decided that locals could sign up to perform music in the library for Christmas. It's been really fun to hear people sing, play their instruments, and collaborate to bring the Christmas spirit.
I even signed up! I thought beforehand that they wanted like five minutes per person but I found out they wanted like 45 minutes to an hour! I decided I could probably do that so I put together a bunch of stuff and practiced like crazy for the few days I had to prepare. So when the evening came to perform, I sat at the piano in the library and was so nervous that my leg shook for like 20 minutes!
After a while though,things started to not be scary and I enjoyed playing the music. It was enjoyable enough (and not too terrible sounding) that I did it 2 more times - on different days - at the request of my co-workers. The second and third time I wasn't nervous at all; I just sat down with my music books and played with a light and airy mood.
It's funny how quickly nerves can vanish. I was so nervous the first time, and the other two were NBD. It was great!

Okay, so that was the end of that post. Now that I'm basically up to speed here, my next post will be current and hopefully soon-ish.


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