The past 2 weeks have been really hectic, especially with band concerts and Carol services, and now my body has given the "rest" instruction! I've decided to take it easy today, and leave shopping and preparations till tonight/tomorrow.
I was at the Band Party last night, and it was a whizz. I really enjoyed meeting my fellow musicians away from the music, and just getting to know them as people. They're such a lovely group, and so supportive.
It's funny how, when you come into a group of people as the "newbie", you make assumptions about the people already there. Or at least, I made assumptions. And last night I discovered that lots of those assumptions were wrong. One player, who I thought had been with the band for years, only joined last year. So she's almost a newbie too! Another player who I thought was very confident, is quite nervous when playing solos.
And so on. As well as being a good night out, I learned a lot, and I will be a different person when I come into that band hall in January 2012.
How are your preparations coming along? Is everything organised?