I awoke on Tuesday after a good sleep and was in work by 9am. By 1130 I was enjoying a lunch break with colleagues and then had a funeral. This time the funeral was not delayed and after it I was able to prepare a bit for the school liturgical music practice. Today we looked at ‘Come bring your burdens to God’ (Iona), my psalm ‘You are a priest for ever’ (with the kids pointing at an imaginary priest!), Song from Walker’s Stories & Song 2, Eucharistic Acclamations, Jesus you are bread for us (CW) and Goodness is stronger than evil (Iona). After that I prepared some scores for choir practice and tried to get the Worship Aid printed for Sunday but the printer was malfunctioning.
In the early evening I had been invited to a local church for the welcome concert of their new musician, Kevin Keil. Kevin is quite a big name over here and I hope to meet up with him again soon. The reception afterwards featured some great cookies but both events meant I missed the Faith & beer event happening elsewhere!
I rushed home to watch Obama’s State of the Nation address. What is happening to me?
Today I awoke early after a night of broken sleep. I managed to message my Danish friends just before they left for Goa. I had shared so many holidays in Goa with them that it is a real mutual wrench not to see them this year. I will Skype Annette and the family on 27 Jan when traditionally we celebrate her birthday.
I was in work by 7am setting up for the Mass and printing the Sunday music sheet. The Mass went very well and within 10 minutes of it finishing I was off home. It was a wonderfully sunny day and I was not due in until 3pm for a meeting about silence! In the event the meeting was cancelled and I had an extra couple of hours at home.
I was in work by 5pm and in choir practice at 7.15pm
This all went well and after the rehearsal I went home to relax.