The sun is out today to reveal a brilliant blue cloudless sky. I wish my energy could match the energy but I did teach until midnight so I suppose I can award myself some reason to not chide myself.
I have thirteen voice students soloing for the OMEA solo and ensemble contest. Nine will go to District XII’s event at the end of this month and the remaining four in District XIII will be at OMEA in early February. The majority is prepared but it’s the few unprepared vocalists, heading to contest at the end of this month that has me a tad anxious as we’ve only two lessons.
In January 1957, my maternal great-grandmother, Thelma E. Daugherty Barmes, died of internal injuries suffered from a train-automobile collision. Early this afternoon, I was checking the exact date of the accident and tripped across a link to Family Search, a genealogy program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I spent ninety minutes correcting information that someone had entered, deleting all my information added 10+ years ago. It was infuriating that these folks had added such delusional data. When I traced their sources, they were mingling several persons with similar names and going off other incorrect material. I sent each false contributor an email, noting their fondness for invading a genealogical page with the correct data but adding their own erroneous information. I forced myself to abandon further searching as it would lead me down more rabbit holes for which I have no time. Genealogy is so addictive.
I ran out of time working on this blog post as it was time to begin teaching from 3 PM until 11:45 PM. I had this break to finish up and submit.
On with my continuation of making it a great day!