May 22, 2012

A Song in His Heart

There is a lot of singing going on in the house right now, which means Bones must have his Jury coming up.

He tried out for the Chorale group on Monday. It's the special girls/boys chorus that you have to audition for. They're the best of the best and only accept about 10 boys. He did his best, including sight reading, but time will tell.

He said he won't be upset if he didn't get in because... he felt like he did well.

His auditions for YSPB are next week. He's been practicing that song as well.

Next year are his auditions for the High School of the Arts vocal department. It has the lowest acceptance rate of any magnet school in our county, with a 12% acceptance.

The art high school is a bit... different. I tell people I want him to audition, I'd love for him to get in, but deep inside, I'm afraid that by the time he graduates, he'll be wearing fishnet stockings and carrying a Hello Kitty backpack.

Yeah. It's a bit odd there...


I'm on the road all day on Thursday, driving up to St. Augustine to meet a man at the Mission. I'm working on placing a historical marker there and there was just no way for me to get it done without my making the trek.

Four hours up, two hour meeting, four hours back.

It should be interesting.

On my 50th birthday (three years), it will be the 450th anniversary of the first Mass said. On my actual birthday. I've already told my husband that's where I want to spend my 50th birthday.

I told him, "Clear your schedule now. It's a Tuesday..." I want to go to Mass there and celebrate with them.

No, I'm not Catholic. I just think... I want to be there.

Posted by Boudicca at May 22, 2012 09:20 PM

You know, I am so trying to imagine my house with either of my kids walking around singing at that age (well, even at the ages they are now). LOL. Nope - I just can't imagine.

And - holy smokes! Now that's an anniversary! I hope it all works out and you can get there for mass. I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Posted by: Teresa at May 22, 2012 10:44 PM

Glad to see you're coming up to my neck of the woods. Well, almost my neck of the woods. Be safe.

Posted by: yak at May 22, 2012 11:09 PM

Please disregard the "safe" link. I don't know where that came from.

Posted by: yak at May 22, 2012 11:11 PM

If you had told me five years ago I'd have perpetual singing in my home, I'd have laughed. It's the craziest thing. We get a lot of guitar playing, sometimes ukelele, but the singing thing is kind of funny and ... nice.

Yak- I love it up in that neck of the woods. You have four seasons. I liked in Orange Park for awhile. It really is beautiuful. (The safe link didn't take... no worries.)

Posted by: Bou at May 23, 2012 07:58 AM

When you place a plaque there at the Mission, say hello to all the squirrels for my Pepper Dog. We'd walk there 2 or 3 times a week and she'd go nuts after the squirrels! I miss my little town.


Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at May 23, 2012 08:34 PM