Friday, April 27, 2012

Busy Days

I have been a busy bee of late.  From kitty rescues to shopping with a 13-year old who has grown out of all his summer clothes, to satellite repairs, a going away dinner and end of year concert, days have been crazy busy.
 Last night was Zack's last band concert of the year.  The 7th grade band was good, the 8th graders were great and the high school band fantastic.  It's so amazing to actually hear the growth through the different levels.  Zack is in his second year of band.
 The guy with the beret is Mark Powers who was here for 2 weeks working with the students.  He is a friend of our band directors, a husband and wife team, and a professional percussion artist/educator who travels the world learning the drumming of different cultures.  He uses his skills to educate students and work with adults in rhythm-based corporate leadership/teambuilding workshops and correctional facilities.

Our days have been mostly clear and beautiful, but last night's sunset was a bit cloud-covered.
The moon is in its crescent phase now with the Full Flower Moon to arrive on May 5th-6th.  Before blogging, I never realized the phases of the moon, but now I find it all so amazing and wonderful.
I hope you have had a great week.  Wishing you all the best for a wonderful weekend.


Linda said...

Oh how I love those school concerts. :) They're one of my most favorite events. Your son looks great performing and how wonderful that this mentor helped the students with their musical studies.

This is Sarah's Prom weekend - she's only a soph but she goes with a Junior so... PROM. Exciting times.

Hope you enjoy a nice weekend. Mine begins in just a few hours.

pembrokeshire lass said...

I used to love the school concerts, too! Some were really painful but the pride on the kids' faces as they performed before their parents and friends was priceless! Love the photo through the palms! Joan

glor said...

My goodness, you certainly are one busy girl. Second year of band, the "little" guy is growing up quickly. Moon pictures are very pretty. Intriguing, aren't they? Have a wonderful day.

Createology said...

I remember the days of my daughter being in high school band. They were selected to march in the Rose Parade one year and that was amazing. You sound so happy enjoying this time and all it offers. I too love the moon and its many phases. Blessings Tammy.

Marilyn said...

There is so much talent in schools both instrumental & vocal.
Love the moon shot!!
Have a Great Weekend!!

Tina Eudora said...

Have a great weekend also Tammy and I love the photos!
P.S. It snowed here this morning, not much but darned I was hoping it was over for this year! I will take your cloudy evening anytime!
Tina xo

vintage grey said...

Sounds like fun!! Have a wonderful and restful weekend!! xo Heather

Sam I Am...... said...

You have been busy! Interesting activities too. This time of year is very busy for farmers, gardeners, teachers and students and so many more. My workload doubles in the Spring but I love it. It rained here this morning and looks like more showers so I am getting some inside work done. I'm in the sewing mood big time! But miles to go before I sew. LOL! Have a great, peaceful and joy filled weekend!

oldthings said...

Dear tammy
It is very beautiful concerts of students especially when they try and work hard. The pictures of the moon is very beautiful.
Have a good weekend

Jan said...

Your Zack is growing up so fast!

I used to love the band concerts at the school and always hoped that one of them would do something with their talent! heeeee

You are winding down for a much needed rest. Where did that year go? So fast.

We're back and I'm washing....I think the dirty clothes 'clone' themselves in the duffel bags! ech

Have a great rest of today. I'm headed to the library to get something to read tonight. Hope I can keep my peepers open since we are still tired.


Susan said...

Hi Tammy....That's nice that Zack is in the band. I think music is one of life's greatest joys.

You know what? Had to chuckle at how crazy busy you've been. It's been the same around here. Man oh manachevitz. It's like go, go, go non-stop.

One of these days I'm just going to STAY HOME.

Hope you have a terrific weekend. Susan

Kate said...

Hi Tammy

I always loved school concerts, Have a wonderful and fun filled weekend.


Mereknits said...

I remember school concerts, I played flute for years, but now I don't have a clue how to play even one note!
Happy weekend to you,

~*~Patty S said...

and being busy
Lovely Tammy!

I did not know the May Moon had such a pretty name! I will think of you across the miles when I look up at it in May
(always makes me think of Fivel the Mouse singing "Somewhere out there beneath the big blue sky.......")

Happy Weekend to you and yours

Diane said...

Blogging has opened up all kinds of new worlds for us, hasn't it? I miss the band concerts from when my girls were in school, enjoy every minute. All good wishes, Diane

Helen Philipps said...

It sounds like you have been having a busy and interesting time. I used to love the school concerts when my children were younger.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Tammy!
Helen x

My Life In Stitches said...

That has brought back memories when my daughter and son were doing similar activities, I enjoyed every minute.
Thanks for sharing Tammy.
best wishes Julie.C

Mary said...

I so enjoy seeing children performing musically. Playing an instrument is not only creative, it's so good for the soul. My granddaughter sings beautifully. She has been promoted twice in this freshman year of high school so is now in the senior chorus.....we are so proud of her achievement.

Sing, is always better with music.......and a beautiful moon!
Mary X

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I also used to love to see/hear the progression of musical skills with the school concerts! It is amazing, isn't it? Blogging has given all of us new perspectives. I love that! blessings ~ Tanna

Zuzu said...

Busy is good. Full of joy, adventure, and accomplishment!
Have a wonderful weekend, Tammy!

Elaine said...

Can't believe haow Zach has grown.. I always enjoyed the concerts I attended in Spring lake and Grand Haven.. Take care

Serena Lewis said...

You certainly have been busy, Tammy. Well done to Zack. How nice that Mark Powers spent time to work with the students.

We've had a couple of rainy days here...and today, it's sunshine one minute, overcast the next so it can't seem to make up its mind.

I like the different moon phases too. Great pics!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Serena xo

Susan said...

Oh I remember school concerts with my four it with the grandchildren and their school functions. Love it all. All your pictures are lovely. Have a great Sunday. Susan

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share. I love seeing young people involved in band. It is such a great thing for them. They learn to find themselves through musical notes. (our little grand daughter has played her violin for 4 years)

I love seeing the gorgeous moon. What a beautiful crescent moon. I had no idea there were phases either. I will have to read up on this.

Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Lori ann said...

it used to make me kind of sad when mine grew out of their things, it happens so fast.
how lucky to have a musical child!
have a wonderful sunday (i may be too late, and in that case, have a wonderful week ahead tammy). love following the moon cycles.

A Cottage Muse said...

You have been busy Tammy!

All of my end of year events with Jake are starting and they are my "last evers"! Jake is graduating and there will never be anymore grade school events! I'm going to savor them!

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy, it really sounds like you have been crazy busy!
It was really interesting to read about the band-concert and Mark Powers who is educating the students - I think this must have been a great experiece for all of them!
Have a good time, my dear!
Hugs & kisses from Austria,

val said...

it just isn't fair. You take gorgeous photos and your posts read like something from a novel. I could sit and read and reread your blog all day...except for work...and family...and housework...and...and...and!

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