Tripping hither, tripping thither…

Today was swell! The morning was a little trying; I babysat and one of the boys was very naughty. But they dropped me at school at two and I popped in on boys’ chorus, where Kendra was doing Phyllis, and the two of us sang it together. Luke came up with a really funny idea change for our last lines in the show, but I won’t type them here because it’d be boring for you sops. Afterward, Mr. Marston asked me if I wanted to be in a quartet!!!!!! I said yes, of course, and he explained that they send kids around to visit at churches and promote the school, and they wanted someone who was homeschooled but affiliated to go along. I’ll be in a four part girls singing group, and we’ll prepare a few songs, and then Matt, Luke, Nathan and Alex with form a guys’ group, and we’ll occasionally sing together. How cool is that?! I’m so excited.
After school, Julia and I hopped in her van and drove out to A.C. Moore to go flower and ribbon shopping. After much deliberation we each came home with several spools and bunches that matched our costumes and those of the other girls we were helping. Then we went back to her house, and she worked on my hair. She figured out something pretty well for my Phyllis nights- shortening my hair by about two feet by braiding and wrapping half and letting the rest hang down. For the second act I’ll have it all up. She had track, so we drove back to school and I visited with Aunt Margaret for an hour, it was really nice.
Rehearsal started at six, and Mrs. Libby didn’t get there until six twenty, so I sort of took the lead and with the pianist’s help got us warmed up and singing. There weren’t many people there. The girls wanted to work on our opening fairy piece, so Mrs. Libby took the boys to the other room. Andrea decided suddenly that since our choreographer hadn’t showed up yet, we’d choreograph it ourselves! There’s about eighteen girls and only me, Keturah, Kendra, Andrea, Alicia, and Julia were there, and we had so much fun. Honestly. We blocked out the entire first scene, all contributing our ideas, and Julia wrote it down. I don’t think anyone’s ever done that before. We always wait for people to tell us what to do. But we have it perfectly worked out, and then the boys and Mrs. L came traipsing back in, and we did it for them, and she gave the seal of approval! We were all just giddy with the fun of it. The first really fun rehearsal we’ve had yet.

I’m deliriously happy right now, so I’m going to go to bed quick before I do something dreadful like stub my toe and ruin it.

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