There is an old saying about March: “In like a lamb, out like a lion.”

That is indeed true today! Tornado watches, warnings, thunderstorm warnings – they are all bouncing all over the place. I know we needed the rain, but this is crazy weather. It reminds of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Some days I think we all feel like that, and it is just natural.
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End of March

It’s springtime in Florida, complete with rain showers, flowers and allergies. Fortunately, I think many of my allergies were quelled while in China by a reflexologist. I can neither prove nor disprove the reasons, but I can say that I was suffering terribly, and within an hour, I was breathing normally. No problems since then, either, in spite of the orange blossoms and loads of yellow pollen covering vehicles.

Speaking of China, things are starting to move along nicely for a return visit. Negotiations are happening, programs are being set, and travels are on the horizon. Such wonderful opportunities are happening! It’s very exciting, and I just hope I can keep the momentum going. I think that requires a bit more coffee today.

March 18

Outdoor weddings. 84 degrees. Wearing all black in the sun, it feels much hotter with no breeze and no shade. Strange requests included “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” and “Whole Lotta Love.” *Sigh* I did bear through it with lots of laughter since the guests were so nice. Still, I immediately came home and showered. Much better now!

Even with the oddities that occur, I still absolutely LOVE what I do for my career! How many people can say this?

Now to change things up a bit with full-on classical concert tomorrow night, then switching again to rock music for Sunday and Monday. Variety is the spice of life!

March 6

Rehearsal complete. New charts read and tweaked a bit. We have some prospects for new keyboard/programmers. I am hoping that we get this nailed down this week. It’s hard having things up in the air and using temporary players.

I spent the weekend gigging and watching two completely different shows. Friday was rehearsal with pops orchestra, followed by Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” with CAL at Hard Rock Live. That was a chillin’ kind of show (I suppose I can use this language. It’s my blog, I can use whatever I want, right?) I could sit back, enjoy the vibe, relax and sway with the music. Saturday was the pops concert, followed by Stained Angel, then Apocalyptica at House of Blues. Heavy metal, all the way! Head banging, fist pumping, need earplugs kind of music. But what a show! High energy ran throughout the entire night. I completely forgot I had been standing for over four hours until it was time to leave. The music was infectious, and the whole venue was electrified with the music and lights. I loved every minute of it!

I cannot wait to create more charts, more sounds. I’m ready to take this to the next level.