This Sunday recap is so late! It’s the next Friday!!!! Noooo, I’m slipping. I must not give up on this Sunday tradition, but it has been such an exciting week that it’s been difficult to focus.
On Monday morning, I woke up feeling ill. I felt bummed because I had already announced the 2 Twitch Christmas Concerts on the 19th and 21st. It so often happens to me, that when I have something important scheduled, I stress about it so much that I end up getting a cold. Doctor says stress can lower our defenses. Well, Booooo my defenses that panic and wimp out. hahaha! I was luckily able to schedule an appointment and started taking the prescribed medications to hopefully be back to normal by the following Monday.
That afternoon, I streamed some Skryim and introduced the new Thor Cam! I love it! Now you can join me AND THOR live! haha! Another super cool moment was when Mr. Moon subscribed. Mr. Moon is so awesome! I am a big fan. He makes role playing videos. Some edited for YouTube (like this one, my favorite) and he also streams.
On Tuesday, I went to the hair salon. I needed a haircut and I wanted to once again get my hair dyed in ombre style (which is when hair is darker at the roots and grows lighter and lighter towards the ends). This time, though, I was feeling extra adventurous and asked Tita to make it a bit blonder than before… Out of curiosity. I left the salon SOOOO BLONDE. hahaha! The hair looked lovely, but I felt a bit weird because it was a big change. It actually took me about a week to get used to it, and now it’s all good! Not sure I would dye it this blonde again, but it’s always nice to try something different.
Later in the evening, Thor received some very special gifts. See, a few weeks ago, Thor donated blood for a dog that was in the emergency room. The vets tried everything, but sadly, the pup didn’t make it. 🙁 As I was leaving the vet’s office, I ran into the owner of the pup and she thanked us for helping. She asked for our address and stopped by to bring Thor some gifts. I’m so sorry for what they went through. I can’t even imagine… And it was incredible of them to still be so thoughtful towards Thor.
Wednesday was Rogue One day. We went to a midnight screening of it! I enjoyed the movie very much, and it just made me wish I could watch Episode 8 NOW. hahaha! I love Star Wars.
Oooh, this day was epic. I’ll tell you why… I picked a Master Lock in Skyrim!!!! Can you believe it? hahaha! I decided to test an earlier streaming schedule and began playing at around 10:30am. It was super fun! (Many thanks to thesawolf for the clip!)
Later in the day, I rehearsed the Christmas concert songs very quietly. I was still getting over my cold, but it was moving along nicely. It seemed possible that I’d be back to normal by Monday.
I finalized the setlist on Friday. At the last moment, I decided to add Ave Maria, which is a challenging piece. It made me nervous, but on the other hand, it felt like something I needed to do. The only way to get better at anything is to actually go out and do it. My way of looking at it was… even if I screw up terribly, it means that it’s one performance under my belt. When I sing it later again, it will possibly be better… and better the 3rd time, etc.
I spent most of Saturday resting. I still felt a bit sick and wanted to try my best to heal up before Monday. I took advantage of the downtime and watched a bunch of Westworld episodes. I’m loving the series! I’m so far on episode 8. Almost done with the first season!
On Sunday, I felt better and decided to record a full rehearsal of the Christmas concert. From start to finish. To get an idea of how long the concert would be and if my voice would be able to get through it. It went well. I still had several adjustment to make for the chord sheets I was going to use, so I spent some time on that, too.
Also, I made a broccoli soup that was AWFUL. hahaha! I tried following a recipe, but I think I went crazy with the garlic? Or something. It was one of those things that made me think… Why did I even bother to get all these dishes dirty to make this??? hahahaha! 😀 I must find a different recipe!
And that was my week. Little did I know what lay ahead. 🙂 But, that’s a story for next Sunday!
Thanks for reading!
Much love from Mexico,