Today is the Day Before. Tomorrow is the official start of the Major Preparation. To celebrate the end of freedom, I went out with the gang for happy hour. Someone in the BPO office dropped a business card into a fishbowl and the won the orchestra a free hour of drinking at Fat Bob's BBQ Restaurant. Thanks Fat Bob!
Truthfully, I would have happily practiced this evening, but we have been working too hard and my viola muscles are tired. Over the years I have learned that when my arms are tired, it is best to take a break and enjoy a frosty beverage, because practicing will do me no good.
I would like to thank all of the people who encouraged me to take a chance on the Norway audition. More than one person has said "Think how much more interesting your blog will be if you move to Norway". I wish I could say I hadn't thought of that myself, but I have. This blog will be exponentially cooler if I move to Norway. When I woke up this morning I felt absolutely thrilled thinking about the next three weeks- no more doubts whatsoever. Sometimes you just have to go out on a limb, buy the plane ticket, and hope for the best. I am pretty sure that the hard part is over. Now all I have to do is practice real hard, and hop on a plane. Piece of cake!