Monday, December 11, 2006

I'm still recovering

from a very long week at work, and an early Christmas present from Shannon and Sean. Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been around for awhile, but I only discovered them a couple of years ago. I loved their music from the minute I heard it- Christmas music for the rock and roller in me!! I only found out last Thursday night that Shannon and I had a "date" for Saturday- to the TSO concert in Salt Lake!

I've been to a fair share of concerts in my day- but Saturday's experience was in a class by itself. First, without knowing exactly what she was doing- Shannon managed to get us seats on the floor- third row, no less. Our view of the band was like they were in our living room. The light show and pyrotechnics were amazing, beyond anything I've been to before. And the music absolutely did not disappoint. The first half is a story, with a narrator and different singers telling it. The second half is just music from several of their CD's. All in all, they played for almost three hours, and had the sellout crowd on their feet by the end. It was a wonderful evening, and I will definitely be getting tickets for their concert here next year. If you have the chance to see them, by all means, GO!!

No pictures, but work on the house quilt continues. I did the quilting on the sky and the 'pavement', then decided this weekend that I didn't like what I did on the 'pavement.' I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon ripping it out, then steaming it with an iron the close the holes. It worked, and I got the quilting done to my satisfaction tonight. Now the only thing standing between me and completion are the borders. I'll be working on those this week.

I'm half ready for Christmas- still some shopping to do. We have our extended family party this Sunday, and my brother will be coming up from St. George to spend Christmas with us. And, I plan on taking some time off work to do some serious quilting. I want to have something to enter in the HMQS this spring- which means it needs to be done by March.

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