Hope everyone's been enjoying the lovely warm sunshine by the lagoon.. ice creamavailable... All gremlins quaking at the strains of zadock the preeeeeest cool cider's great... Guilt not allowed to come with us into the Woods.... Enjoy the weekend..Jane x
I did say 'in the afternoon'. [Looks hurt.] The morning fog has just cleared away here. I need to spend the afternoon on a float or hammock at the lagoon, foot elevated, and no guilt feelings about the house or garden. [Sighs deeply.]
Sorry to hear about the foot MM, sounds nasty. As you say, immune system suppressed so I guess we are more prone to lots of things for a while after treatment.
We are doing Zadok/I was Glad on Tuesday evening.Hope your goes OK, and that it isn't too chilly.
Sounds like a day being chauffeured by ST and lazing by the lagoon is just what is required. Though even I am not hitting the Strongbow just yet! xx
Well it's Zadok, I was glad, and an assortment of Palm Sunday/Holy Week music tonight, in one of the coldest churches I have ever been in. They've promised to put some heating on, but on Thursday evening it was colder inside than out! I promise, no matter how bad your flushes, this would cool them. Actually, old stone churches take a very long time to warm up, and a church crawl can be one way to cool off in hot weather. I discovered this while pregnant during the infamous hot summer of 1976.
Just to make it all even more fun, a sore on one foot which was not healing very quickly decided to get even worse, as in unable to wear any of my shoes without agony. I've now got some antibiotic cream and doughnut-shaped pads, and have found a pair of battered sandals I can actually put on and walk in without pain, but standing and walking for any time makes the inflammation worse. To say nothing of the socks-and-sandals effect. Now this is small potatos compared to the SEs some have to put up with, but I include it as a warning that even post treatment, trivial things may need more attention than they used to.
Tell you what, let's have an afternoon with ST zipping us along Arimidex Avenue to The Lagoon, top down, with some of that Strongbow in the back and music blasting out.
I have just loved zipping around with my top down in the sunshine. just wish I could bring my car into the woods but there isn't a road, just a footpath. Back in my tent for the weekend - I need the space and the distance from reality for a couple of days. I've brought a crate of cold cans of Strongbow and put some in a keep net in the lagoon. Help yourselves ladies.
int it funny? My OHs response to his mid-life crisis was to buy a topless Jag.... and I HATE it with the lid off! Too drafty by half (might spoil my SOPRANO voice!!!) (joking).. but not joking about really disliking the lid off.... he's got an estate as well (and no, we can't afford both + my car!!) gripe over... have a good day in Woodland... off to NED to work.... love Jane
I love telling people that 'I drove here topless' just to see the momentary confusion slide across their reaction.
Out today in A4 convertible, roof off, shades on, ignoring my age and white hair re-growth......such fun! We have the car for 3-years now, a real mid-life crisis and what the heck...been 'topless' on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Just wrap up warm and let the wind whistle on by..
Gosh Mezzomamma been a few years since I performed Zadok The Priest! I was at the festival hall in London and during the big piano build up to where the choir explodes someone in the audience freaked out & started shouting!
I am an alto by the way. No squeaky high notes for me!
Ooh Supertrouper. First time around I had a TT convertible & after chemo used to whip off my hat & drive home with the top down ( and totally ignore the Oncologists advise to stay out of the sun). This time I have a sensible estate.,... bah humbug.......perhaps Ican do the doggy thing & stick my head put of the window...
All is quiet again in the woods tonight - just seems to be me and Buggerit on patrol again. I have managed to catch quite a few sleep fairies and they are in the butterfly farm nets over there ------->
I had a lovely day in the land of NED today - went out in my beloved MGF with the roof down in the sunshine. I had been considering part exing it against a very practical estate car, but after a weekend of sunshine common sense prevailed and she can stay for the summer.
Ooh, I could go for Gareth as choir director. And my OH (who directs the choirs I sing in) would be SO jealous!
I guess we could all stand on a chair for the high bits.....
Think I'm probably a mezzo... used to sing second sop at school, many long years ago, sing alto with churchy things and find the low notes a bit too low sometimes! On a really good day I can get a top F but am more comfortable at a D# or E as the top of my range. Can get a bottom G if I go down slowly... but that's only cos I used to need it for violin tuning an equally long time ago!! Trust me, you would not want to hear me scraping a fiddle.
Gulp! How high are those high parts? I really am a mezzo, so while I can manage a Halleluja Chorus or a Zadok, I get a bit squeaky at the top of the 1st sop range these days. If I make any noise at all, that is.
But I'll give most things a go--it's just that everyone else may want to go [out the door] too.
RevCat, lol I'm an Alto too. We may have to be a choir of Alto's with Mezzo singing the high parts unless any sopranos put in an appearance! xx
Alto... any other altos? Yes! Me. So rarely get to sing it at all these days... singing other than the molody from the 'pulpit' merely confuses everyone.
*Puff* *Pant* *comes running up all out of breath* - hello Woodies all! Better late than never! Sorry that the woods are still needed, but very glad that they can be a safe refuge for all those that need them. The view from Tamoxifen Towers is lovely, if a little tropical at times and the stairs up don't half make your legs ache. But hey ho - I reckon I can still pop back to the woods every now and then to say hi and do some baking.
Yes, I'll be back with the choir... any more altos out there?
MM, we're doing Stainer's Crucifixion again on Good Friday this year and organising a West Gallery workshop over the Jubilee weekend. No Zadok for us!
MG, I remember the sing-a-long-a Peachez as well - particularly the wine that accompanied it 🙂
I'd better get back working in that patisserie yurt for all the newcomers. I did make some Rocky Road the other day but the cast of Nicholas Nickleby ate the lot. You've got to be quick to beat the theatrical lot to cake!
Must go to bed now as a late night sesh in the JM will do me no good at all.
Excellent, another one for the woodie choir. Alto can swell the, well, altos. Any more for the choir? xx
I seem to remember conducting the woodie choir! It was great. A definite repeat necessary... I haven't got back to real choir yet - works taken all my energy, but I'm happy to practise in the Woods... La la la de lah-ah
Ja - ne
Sounds good to me. I remember a sing-a-long with Peachez who was really at the Last Night at the Proms with the "remaining" woodies. Wouldn't vouch for being in tune, but we always sing with good heart xx