December 25, 2006 at 4:59 AMHappy holidays to everyone at V.com!
We are enjoying Christmas with Robert's family in Celebration, Florida, where we have experienced snow. Actually, we experience the nightly showering of “Disney snow” in the downtown area of this Disney-made town. As the kids learned quickly, Disney snow is warm, and made out of soap bubbles. A shirt soaked in soap-bubble snow gets very itchy!
Christmas away from home does involve some compromising, some improvising, and for me, some music-stand devising.
It's a shoebox music stand. Go to a strange city, buy shoes, and you get a music stand, free! (Robert calls this “chick logic.”)
Though I knew my entire schedule would be thrown out of wack, I did bring a fiddle to Orlando so that I could practice. I'm learning Pag Caprice No. 4, and I'm considering that deal with the devil. Does anyone know the devil's e-mail address? If I take the deal, will I really be able to whip up and down the fingerboard in a perfect sequence of tenths? How did Nicolo work this?
But I digress; the topic here is Christmas, and here I am contemplating a potentially fiery future.
Christmas is about babies, and traveling enormous distances to see them. That is what we are doing this year; we flew from LA to Orlando to meet a baby:
She is my new niece; Robert's sister's new baby and my children's only cousin. We brought her little clothes and drawings from the kids, a stuffed Pooh bear, etc. We love her madly, just because she exists.
And that is all I shall say about Christmas, other than have a great day today, whatever you celebrate!
Haha, I like your music stand. I had to do something similar in Germany except instead of a shoe box, I used plastic tubs and a basket!
Happy holidays :-)
merry holidays everyone
As for shoebox music stands, I've never done that but I've found that an open violin case works just as well.
Hannah is so adorable and sweet. You ought to have a miniature violin for her too, and yes, a violinis.com t-shirt or one-sie. Merrrry Christmas!!!
May you grow up big and strong
May your life be rich and long
May your nights be filled with song
Welcome to the world.
Thanks again to you and Robert for bringing us v.com. Merry Xmas and a very happy New Year to all.
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