It’s beginning to sound like Christmas

This week I started teaching Christmas songs to my violin students. Mostly this is because of a performance coming up that has lots of Christmas music on it. Now, you might think that I have a bit of a bah humbug attitude going on, but remember I’m a musician. I perform for a living. So, all of those nice Christmas concerts you’re going to have to have musicians to play those lovely Christmas songs, which requires practicing on our part. It always seems like I play the same songs over and over again this time of year. Add 4 hours of teaching the same Christmas songs over and over 4 days a week, and well, you would feel the same way too. I don’t dislike Christmas music, but I’ve been listening to it for 4 weeks because people have been teaching it or practicing it for a while now. Somehow it never seems to be my favorite Christmas songs. That’s okay though. My students love it and they always get really excited when I pull out the Christmas music. So I have swapped Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for Jungle Bells.

Today’s run wasn’t as good as yesterday’s. My knee is being really cranky today, so I cut the run short and headed home and cracked out the ice pack. We’ll see how it’s doing. I may not run again until Saturday. Honestly, as long as I can run my race next week I’ll be happy!

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