Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Music clips are up

Check them out. The guitar is pretty quiet in the recording, but we sounded much more balanced in real life. At, least, I think we did, but maybe it's just because I was sitting right next to him.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Chamber Music Recital

Last night my duet partner and I played on the student chamber music showcase recital. It was a really long program, with lots of groups playing, so we were glad to be third on the program. We played well and the audience seemed to enjoy it. The recital hall was full, so the applause sounded really loud. It was exciting to play in front of a big audience in an evening recital, with the hall lights dimmed and the stage lights bright. I really liked the pieces we've been working on all year, so I was eager to share them with my friends. Several of the Fellows came to hear our performance. When I get the CD of the recital, I'll try to post the files here so you can hear it.

New Car

We decided to go ahead and buy a car out here, just because trading in our old one to a dealer was a much easier way of getting rid of it than trying to sell it ourselves. We got a Toyota Highlander. It has a third row seat, but isn't any longer than my Passat wagon was, so I should still be able to fit it in the garage and unload groceries with the garage door closed. It's an SUV built on a Camry frame, so it's not as big as a regular SUV, but is a bit higher than a regular car. Audrey can climb in by herself. We got a bluish-gray one (they call it Bluestone Metallic) with a light tan interior. There's plenty of room for stuff in the back when the 3rd row is folded down, and room for 7 people with it up, as long as the people aren't really tall.

We don't have pictures of our car yet, but you can see it on the Toyota website. Maybe when Scott wakes up, he can help me grab a picture off the web.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Wrapping Up

The other day in the car I asked Mary, "What do you think? Should we have another year-long adventure when Audrey's old enough to remember it?"
"Oh, yes!" she said. "It has to be someplace with a Chinatown, though."
"How about China?"

Our moving preparations are coming along. We have a box. Not a packed box. Just a box. Scott got a shipment of T-shirts for the Knight kids, and I told him we should probably not throw the box away.

In some ways, it would be easier to start another adventure right after this one. If we have to start over from scratch, I'd rather do it in a new place than start over in an old place. But we are looking forward to getting back to Florida. We have no idea what the future will bring, but if it's more adventure, bring it on!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

The whole gang met a a park for a cookout. There was lots of food, Ultimate Frisbee, a guitar sing-along, and fun relay races. Scott and I made a strawberry-rhubarb pie to bring. It was a big hit. The weather was sunny and warm, but not too hot, just right. We all had a great time.

Happy Anniversary

Scott and I spent a night at the Mill Rose Inn, a beautiful bed and breakfast in Half Moon Bay, to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We had a nice time. We did not take photos.

De Young Museum

The Knights went to the De Young Museum in San Francisco and had a private tour with a museum curator. They saw shiny things and some other neat stuff.