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Modified Rapture

Well, I haven't quite kept up with either of my resolutions.  The sink is full of dishes again (sigh.)  And I haven't worked out every day this week.  However, I did get in four days, which is four days better than I've done for months, and I've washed dishes twice this week (but I cooked a lot yesterday) so I am not going to beat myself up about it.

Naturally I chose the busiest portion of my semester in which to add an exercise regime.  I've discovered that it's impractical to even try to fit exercising into my Wednesday schedule - I am too busy.  And Sunday is a day of rest.  But I figure if I exercise all the other five days, that's a whole lot better than not doing it at all, and a couple of rest days will probably be good for me.  I may end up missing a few days in the next couple weeks, too, because the Shakespeare play is coming up and I will be really busy with rehearsals and performances.

Not much else is going on around here.  Lots of homework, …

Grad School and a Resolution

Actually, it's two resolutions.  But I'll start with grad school.

Tuesday morning I drove up to Clarksville to audition at Austin Peay.  I met and rehearsed with my accompanist that afternoon, and spent the evening with friends from Union (he's now at Austin Peay in the music graduate program himself), catching up and getting the tour of the town.  Wednesday I sat in on some of my friend's classes, met a lot of the faculty, had a meeting/voice evaluation with one of the teachers, and did my audition.  It was a lot of fun; I got a good feel for the school, really loved the voice teacher, and felt I gave a very good audition.

Friday I got an email saying I'd been accepted!  I don't know yet about the financial aid situation, so I'm still praying for the financial side to work out so that I'll be able to attend, but I'm really excited -- partly just because I made it in, and that's a huge confidence booster for me; partly because I loved Dr. Mabry …