ANNOUNCEMENT! (see below) and Finally finished with my Christmas knitting:)



And yes they were all finished January 3rd. Never you mind. They all fit -and came in handy for the cold weather when it finally did arrive! And anyway, what self-respecting kid wants a sweater for Christmas?  Not that they didn't genuinely seem to like them. Many thanks to my two youngest grandangels for modeling theirs:)!

Well, it was a nice week, give or take, of "staycation" for me. Especially enjoyed the week between Christmas and New Year. But it's also great to be back in the swing of things-at work, in music, and in knitting.

Speaking of music, this rank amateur will be playing snare drum on Sunday (the Radetzky March) with the consummately professional Howard County Concert Orchestra (HoCoCO). The brainchild of Ron Mutchnik, a gifted violinist (and teacher) in his own right, and comprised of professional musicians, many of whom come from the sadly now-defunct Baltimore Opera's orchestra, it has become a Howard County treasure.  The January concert is a multi-media extravaganza of romantic waltz music, accompanying a video of beauty to be found in Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, and dancers from the Columbia Ballet. Attending this concert has become one of my annual traditions and what a wonderful way to beat the winter blues!

This year, the concert will be held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD (that's short for "Merlin") at 7 p.m.  Tickets are a mere 25.00 -and children under 17 are free, accompanied by a paying adult. There is also a student discount ($12-bring your school ID). 

If you attend, don't shoot the drummer for the Radetzky. She's new.

Hope you get to enjoy your weekend. Back soon. Until then, God be with you 'til we meet again.+
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