||[Sep. 20th, 2005|12:28 am]
happy belated (by 28 minutes) birthday, claire! perhaps i'll send you that winter scarf i made for you ages ago before the next winter comes...|
in pensacola news, joey and i are singing stabat mater with the choral society and it is KICKING MY BUTT. usually we just leave our music in the car between rehearsals, but i had to bring it in because i'll be needing to work this one out at the piano. he's downloading/buying a version for us to listen to as i type (and it sounds lovely, but i hope it doesn't wake tori)! i'm also wondering about the pronunciation we're using--we're singing latin like it's italian (which, i know, i know, is true: italian=latin...ia...)--it just doesn't seem right to me.
our house is perhaps moving along. they have almost finished putting up the vinyl siding--meredith told me today that it was back-ordered and that was why it was taking so long, but joey and i know the truth: they only just figured out that they would need a ladder for that second floor. the drywall hangers will supposedly be coming tomorrow, and we're hoping it's all downhill from there!
elizabeth will be coming to town for my birthday--hurrah! but what she doesn't know is, if we have to evacuate when rita takes a crazy ivan to the starboard, we're going to her house!
sugar thinks that joey and i should not spend money on traveling to friends' weddings. i think she's wrong, but she may have a point. she also wanted to know what i wanted for my birthday--perhaps i should tell her that i want a trip to colorado! except that what i really want is a trip to japan, or new zealand, or maybe merry old england. i don't think i'm going to get any of those. perhaps i'll just ask for a trip to portland, which is where sugar will probably be moving permanently now that new orleans is possibly under hurricane attack again.
tori is now eleven months old!!! she doesn't talk yet, but she sings, which is even better!