Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Where Will Santa Live?

David Suzuki has a site with a seasonal message about global warming...and it's fun and interactive.

It also brings our attention to some serious concerns about where Santa will live once the polar ice cap has melted. This has nothing to do with music but it's playful:)

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating this weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reading Break for Teachers (and Moka) Too

Moka takes a reading break...
So my studio is closed for a few days.  My business is coming on 19 years and there have been a few things I have eventually figured out about being successful at this.

In about year 7 of running my own business, it finally dawned on me that the reason I was getting so sick every November was I was just plain tired.

The start up in the fall is so busy (August planning actually the busiest time for me) and then all the new children and the returning students in all their classes...there is so much to plan for and respond to...I find I don't get a lot of downtime.

In year 7, when it dawned on me I needed to rest a bit, I started booking off a few days in mid-November.  Sometimes I would travel to the AOSA conference or take a trip up-island and stay somewhere quiet or (like this year) stay home, sleep in and, yes, do a little extra prep for the Christmas concert/party season.

So, my big plans for today include hanging out with Moka, walking on the beach, checking out an old friend's new line of greeting cards and eating, eating, eating:)
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