Well... it's hit once again. Our girls had their check ups this week, and since someone else in our home (no names, but it wasn't me or the girls) had strep the week before, we had them checked for strep throat. We thought that they might be carriers and someone is just sharing it again and again. I personally have had it in May, June, a sore throat in July, and one in August as well (but not the fever and chill and headache and aching symptoms). We are REALLY sick and tired of strep in our house. So - if you have strep - please don't come by. We are all on antibiotics, and once we finish, we will all be tested just to make sure no one else has it - it's ridiculous!
Well... onto to other items now that the strep disclaimer is off of my chest.
The last couple of weeks have been good. The girls just finished their last session of swimming lessons for the summer. I'm so excited to have that daily 2 hour block of my day back - they've been at it for a month.
As was alluded to in a posting comment, we had the big seminary kick off meeting two weeks ago the 6:00 am stands. Don't get me wrong - I do like my sleep too, but it ended up being the only time that could work for me. I'm pretty excited to start this month with it, and look forward to a really fun year.
I've played several gigs with my group the past two weeks. We just participated in a Relay for Life yesterday. We played the soft background music while they did the luminary ceremony. While this was as cool as always - there was a way more cool part of the evening. When I arrived, I went up to the stage to put my stuff down, and saw a friend who was doing some percussion with the rock band that was playing on the stage. He invited me to grab the tambourine and to jam away with them. So - I turned into the tambourine player of the completely non-famous garage band that was doing the entertainment. Besides the tambourine, I got to play an instrument called the 'cabasa'. No - that wasn't a typo. It is one of the main instruments that is used in Santana stuff (yes - that is the best description I can come up with). It really just looks like a lint roller with beads stuck all over it, but it makes a really cool sound. I have to admit - playing in a rock band wasn't as easy as it looks. I had to try and stay on beat, and the singer wasn't that great and they didn't want me to do back up vocals (I have NO idea why!) I guess the hardest part was when they kept playing music I'd never even heard before. We did play an old Police song - walking on the moon. Just for the record - the tambourine and the cabasa were RIGHT ON in both of those songs - the others were all just guesses. Anyways - it was pretty fun. I got to stand on stage in my black concert clothing with the garage band who was dressed up like Hee-Haw in front of approximately 200 people and pretend like I had an idea of what I was doing. It was awesome!
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