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Delightful Concert – Emile Pandolfi

Daniel was up at 3:30 and I got up about about 4. I woke the kids up shortly before he left at 5, so they could say good-bye to their dad. Then we all went back to bed and I got up after 8. I decided to let Katrina sleep until she got up as I wanted her to be well rested before the concert this afternoon. I got some shipping done and other odds and ends done. Made some turkey salad, did some laundry, and then at 11 a.m. our next door neighbor, Ashley, came by. She was going with us to the concert, since Daniel couldn’t go. But she and her mom had been in an accident last night and while they were both okay, she was too stiff and sore to go with us.
We left at 1 and got there around 2:15. It was an easy place to find and a very comfortable and well kept theater (North Theater in Danville, VA). The performers were Emile Pandolfi and James Sibley.
Emile’s piano playing was magnificent. I had never heard him before, but I plan to add his CDs to our collection in the future. And he was a humorous fellow too. He would talk between songs and tell jokes with James. If you are looking for a new pianist to add to your collection, I highly recommend visiting Emile’s website and listening to some snippets. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
It was great for the children to see and hear someone play who was so gifted at the piano. It gives them something to work towards.
The concert ended shortly before 5. We headed home and got in the door in time to change clothes for Awanas. I found out that the Commander needed extra help as several regulars had things come up, so I went in to volunteer. A busy and fun day!

It’s Not Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Today we were supposed to start decorating, but my husband was not feeling well, so instead we watched a couple of Christmas programs. We watched Die Hard because my husband does not think it is Christmas unless he has watched Bruce Willis in that great action flick. It does have some great lines and comic moments! No we are watching The Krancks. It’s not a great movie, but it is kind of fun. I read the book a couple of months ago, so wanted to see the movie. I am taping a Christmas movie on Hallmark to watch later. I think it is called A Grandpa for Christmas, but I don’t remember for sure.
Tomorrow the kids and I will head to the Bedford Christmas parade. And we will be helping Daniel pack and if we are lucky, maybe we will get a little decorating done too. Daniel leaves at 6 a.m. to head to his new contract in Bloomington, IL. Sunday afternoon, the children and I are driving to Danville to listen to the pianist, Emile Pandolfi. A few months ago, a friend of ours gave us tickets to go this concert. We are really looking forward to it. We are sad though that Daniel will miss out on it. It will be the first time any of us have seen a professional pianist in concert.
So while it doesn’t look a lot like Christmas today…hopefully by the end of the weekend, it will….a little bit anyway! What are you doing at your home to begin the month of December and get ready for the holidays?