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Kelsey Z.

December 25, 2005 at 2:42 AM

I'm sitting here grooving out to some Herbie Hancock (Headhunters) while my Mom has disappeared into the basement to finish the annual Christmas pajama pants for my brother, sister and I after which the annual tradition of waffles, homemade fruit-sauce topped with whipped cream and some fresh farmers sausage will be made and consumed. Yes, the tradition in my familiy's household is to have my Mom, work until last minute making us each a pair of new pajama pants which we get to open after the above mentioned meal and wear to bed. If she for some reason does not finish them we open them first in the morning and wear them around for the morning while we be lazy and eat fruit and dip and open presents.

This past week has been productive in many ways and unproductive in other ways. I have hardly touched my violin aside from a Christmas concert I did out of town which was fun. That was the one with the Nutcracker that I never got music for. It was great to be a part of that event as I found out upon arrival that the conductor wanted to bring an orchestra to that community really badly and he paid for all the musicians and everything from his own pocket. It was fun and light-hearted and the audience seemed to love it.

Today I actually managed to get motivated to pick up my violin again. Sometimes you need a few days off when you don't really think you do and it felt great to play again. Things felt fresh and relaxed again even with all the upcoming stress of my exam. So that was a nice suprise to get a good bit of work done on some technique and etudes.

I cannot believe how fast this year has gone and I doubt next year will seem any slower with plans and things already booked up well into the year! I'm excited about what the year ahead is going to bring though! I have some new students starting and it will be fun to see how things develope for my other students who I have had since September. I'm excited about getting my exam out of the way and officially being able to tackle repertoire with my diploma exam in mind. There's so much to write about but it's unlikely you all have time to read about everything so I'll say;

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have a wonderful season of celebration, friends and family no matter where you are and what you celebrate.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 25, 2005 at 3:22 AM
Merry Christmas to you, too!
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on December 25, 2005 at 4:23 AM
Merry Xmas to you and your pajama-clad family.
From Scott 68
Posted on December 25, 2005 at 2:04 PM
merry xmas !

I totally love the headhunters especialLy sly and actual proof, wonderful groves that are alot of fun to improv over!

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