Merry Texas Christmas, You All!
Dr. B's notes have been pretty sparse lately; like everyone I know, I've barely had time to think, let alone write inspiring prose for our column. It's "Candlelight Christmas" Eve (the first ranch gig is tomorrow night) and my head is spinning (just like the swirling dust last Tuesday!) with all the details that are still falling into place. But I'm not really anxious about any of those things, because between the army of parent volunteers, generous and flexible colleagues and the hardest working people in show business (aka our teaching staff!), I'm sure we've got things covered, or at least we will have by tomorrow evening. And our singers will do what they always do: shine like a West Texas star. :)
The past few weeks have been full of activities for us: the Science Spectrum, the rehearsals and Carol Concert (amazing!), last Sunday's service at Forrest Heights UMC, and of course the fun-filled "weather event" during last Tuesday's Ranch rehearsal. While I could have lived without the freezing rain, sleet, snow and dirt that fell down on our heads as we delivered sweatshirts, flowers, decorations and kids into the dusty Pavilion, in a way it all just added to the "happy chaos" we're living in at the moment. It's all part of the process of "making memories" together, and crazy or not, I'm enjoying every minute of it.
Ask me again after we've thawed out on Saturday night, and I bet I'll say the same thing.
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Dr. Susan Brumfield
Conductor and Artistic Director