Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Manic and Not-So-Merry Month of March

March is supposed to be a relaxed month, unlike the frenetic months of December and May, when everything happens. So why is this year so crazy? I haven't had any time to work in the garden (I usually start pulling weeds in the yard during February), and my taxes still aren't done. Two concerts last weekend and one fundraiser concert this weekend, which does explain a lot of the craziness. Plus I'm spending more time on B's musical this year than I have in past years--still trying to get the various scores pasted together in semi-final form.

We received some sad news at rehearsal tonight--one of our founding members is leaving the group, because her ovarian cancer has metastasized, and the prognosis is not good. And, since that's clearly not enough bad news for one family, her husband has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She's coming to the concert this weekend, and like the trouper she's always been, she's still bringing the food she promised for the reception. :-(

1 comment:

mjwehrer said...

And I have a friend who, at 59, found he and his (younger) wife are expecting their firstborn this summer - twins - and 2 months later he has been diagnosed with a rapidly degenerative brain disease and won't be here for their arrival... really makes you appreciate what you do have...