I started this weblog around 7 am this morning after a night spent in front of the screen. Not necessarily awake in front of the screen, but still there.
Actually, I had dozed off around midnight and then snapped awake a few minutes before three, when Caroline stuck her head ’round the door to say “Goodnight!” I figured I would do one last Google search and then lurch off to bed.
The search was for blog software on Mac OS X, and it led me to blosxom . Well, one thing led to another, and suddenly it was 6.30, and way past my bedtime! I very hastily posted a single entry – after fiddling with Unix line endings – and shambled off to bed.
By 11 am I was awake enough to join Daniella in a cup of coffee and my morning meds, and after the usual couple of hours resolving all the world’s problems (i.e., playing the game of “if I were king…”) I sneaked back into my office to add another entry to the log – and here it is!
For those keeping score, Friday night was a concert night. The Chamber Choir of the Sacred Music Society sang at the Royal Ontario Museum in a one-and-a-half hour program punctuated by a half hour intermission. It was well-received, netting a standing ovation from the two or three hundred in attendance. I sometimes think the ovations we get are a cheat, since we often finish up with the Hallelujah Chorus (which mandates the audience standing, if they know anything), but on Friday we finished with the Vivaldi Gloria and got a rave response.
There are more concerts to come as we lead into the Pope’s visit to Toronto for World Youth Day, so it’s going to be a busy time.
There was some additional excitement around the house last night. We were heading to my parent’s place for a Saturday meal, and we had a number of things to carry over in the car. Daniella opened the trunk of the car with a little too much enthusiasm, and it bounced back and hit her in the face. Three stitches and two and a half hours later we were finally able to sit down at the table. From now on, I get to open the trunk!