I'm not hiding or sulking, just resting my right arm. The wrist and hand have been weak lately, and the shoulder is twinging sometimes too. I have a cantata to play on Friday, and I don't have an understudy, so no more cutting down trees (yes, I cut down a tree the other day) or standing at a sink for two hours straight (did that too), and no garden digging until next week. But, but, but... the weeds are growing, and the transplants are growing, please, please, couldn't I dig for just an hour or so? Half an hour?
My arm says no. And definitely no blogging after this post, and the clock is running.
Just one more quick thing: the cantata is Once Upon a Tree by Pepper Choplin, to be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Good Friday, April 14th, at St. Andrew's United Church here in Arcola. Garth is the narrator (in the role of Luke); soloists are Cliff James, Jacob Van Zyl, and Marla Schlenker; Kevin Hengen has a speaking role; and Jane Gordon is directing the choir of about two dozen singers, including lots of my relatives: Garth's brother Brian, my mom and dad (Nora and Don), my sister Glenna, and my daughter Ruth. But don't get the idea that this is just a Herman-Stewart family project; it involves people from the whole community, from other churches, from both Arcola and Kisbey—if you've ever lived in this area, you'll know someone in this cantata. Everyone is welcome.
Skills, people, skills. Practical skills.
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