Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day Recovery Period...

That's what I'm in right now. No, I didn't drink too much. I had one beer. It's all I had time and energy for. I started the day with a protein rich breakfast, because I knew my next meal would be late. I do live from meal to meal. I have a love affair with food, and we can't be apart for long. I got all decked out in my red, white and blue and got to wear my once-a-year socks.
My first stop was our library's book sale. I wanted to be there at 9am when the door opened, so I wouldn't miss anything good. Hardcovers and big paperbacks were $2, small paperbacks and movies were $1. I also have a love affair with books, and I can never have too many.
After that I had to set up for a morning of performances, and be ready to start at 10:30. First I played clarinet in the town band in the parade, then I performed in an hour long concert with the town band, and finally played djembe drum for a short concert with the a group of community drummers. It was a lot of fun and went well, but I get a little nervous when I perform, so I takes more energy than it should.

I got lunch around 1:30, (oh, food how I missed you) and checked out all the town festivities, and ended up playing music trivia with a group of around 20 people (most baby boomers with song from the 70s) for an hour or so. At the end of the game, I dragged myself home and collapsed on the couch for a couple of hours. We grilled some burgers for dinner (that's where the beer came in), ate some festive cupcakes which we made the day before(more fun with Wilton Color Spray) and headed back downtown for a concert (which I didn't play in) and firework viewing. Not surprisingly, that night was the best night's sleep I've had in weeks.

6 comments:

Tammie said...

oooh there is so much i want to comment on in this post i dont know where to begin...

*first off, thank you for only wearing those socks once a year.

*did you get any good books? our library has that sale a few times a year and its crazy! i cant go with the kids because its hard to keep an eye on them.

*i had no idea you played instruments. have you mentioned this before and i just wasnt paying attention? i need to go back and read some older blog posts.

*i kill at music trivia. even the 70's stuff. i love dan fogelberg. (dont judge me.) this is probably why i dont have a lot in common with gals my own age. HA!

Liz said...

Those socks are too much! My two little ones would love those cupcakes.

efenz said...

Thanks for letting me live vicariously in small-town Vermont again! There are sure some wonderful things to be missed...

efenz said...

Did I really write "there are SURE some...?" I meant to write SURELY.... and don't call me Shirley.... what kind of grammar queen am I, anyway?

Aunt Becky said...

Those cupcakes are taunting me.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Haha... love those socks! And those cupcakes! Happy belated fourth :)

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