Amazingly enough, quite a lot happened this weekend. I got to spend some great time with a close friend on Friday - a little shopping, a lot of gabbing, and a really good movie. :D Bad 'ol me skipped yoga on Saturday morning (I just couldn't wake up in the morning) but I did do my exercises before running off to meet some friends in the afternoon for some knitting and social time.
In all this, I did keep FUFO February going by finishing the rainbow scarf on Saturday afternoon. Last night I delivered it to the recipient, who was gratifingly excited about it. :D The delivery location was the Stabat Mater concert of the Texas Choral Consort
- and I spent quite a bit of the evening explaining to people why I didn't sing with them for the first time since joining the group. (Yeah, I decided 3 nights of rehearsals a week was a little too intense for me physically right now, but I'm almost ready to be back off my musical vacation.)
The concert itself was just amazing - it is infrequent that I get to be in the role of observer for one of these concerts; if I am not singing it is usually because I am not in town for the performance dates. This being a rare exception, it was very nice to watch the group as an outsider, and Dvorak's Stabat Mater is probably one of the most beautiful pieces the group has ever done. To keep it fair, I think the overall experience would have been better had the soloists had a better view of the conductor, so that there would be no timing issues. Aside from the odd blip, the music was just transporting. Had the lyrics been in English, I think the audience would have been in tears. As it was, it was very moving and the conductor pulled a superbly emotional performance out of all.
Oh, and the after party rocked.
Today might have been anticlimactic, but hopping out of bed at 0-dark-thirty to get to church on time is always exciting. :D I also got to hang out with the Austin Flickr group for lunch, where we had fun with Joe's toys. Total blast. Right now I am watching the Grammy Awards, and I've finished a 3rd UFO (the purple muppet scarf is a done deal). I'm watching the show because another vocal group I will be performing with this year was nominated - twice. Sadly it looks like Conspirare did not win either of the two categories they were nominated for, but it is wonderful that they were nominated in the first place and I look forward to singing with this amazing group.
Sometimes I wonder what ever happened to my weekend. This weekend, I know where that time went. I just want a couple extra days. :D