I could just tell you it’s a Monday and that would explain my day. However, let me ellaborate. I’ll start with last night. I had a headache for the last half of the day on Sunday. Not just a “oh it will just go away eventually” headache….it was one of those “oh boy, am I going to be sick?!” headaches. I was able to be coherent enough to do a video chat with Maggie and Kali after church which I was grateful for. I really miss them!! After that, I didn’t even really get ready for bed. I put on pjs and crawled right into bed. Nevermind that I had piano lessons in the morning and that I didn’t know my scales. Nevermind that my room was a mess (I’m still moving back in from when the Teales were here). All that could be taken care of in the morning. THIS morning.
I woke up and my first thought was “SCALES!!!!”. So I quickly went through my routine and dashed to the piano. I’m pretty sure I drove my mom crazy as I played my scales SO many times. At last I finally felt confident in them. (Ironically she never even went over them at lessons!) I sat at my computer for a few minutes and lost track of time. I looked at the clock and realized I had 15 minutes to finish getting ready, fix a lunch, and pack my school bag for the day!!! AAHH!!! So I quickly did all of the above and dashed out the door, almost forgetting my choir folder. Whew! Stopping for gas and coffee (of course….it’s Monday!) I made it to school a few minutes early.
Piano lesson begins. At the beginning she referenced the recital that was next week. I asked “OUR recital????” She replied in the affirmative and I’m sure the look on my face was humurous. I had no idea that MY recital was NEXT WEEK!!!!! I was a nervous wreck, to say the least. I think that affected my whole lesson. All of a sudden I couldn’t remember certain parts of the song and my fingers got jumbled. Why was this happening to me?!?! Needless to say, I have A LOT of work to do and I will become best friends with the piano this week. I don’t normally struggle that much with my Mozart piece but I think it just took me by surprise. After lessons and good time of practice I went to Choir. Actually, choir was uneventful and I am grateful. And of course, I did remember that our choir concert is two days after my recital. Oy….three performances in less than a week. I’ll be stretched, for sure!
Getting back into my car to head home I realized I forgot my lunch!! Oh well. It was just the icing on the cake. So now here I am, sitting in my room that I still haven’t finished, about to leave to go play wallyball, thinking about the two papers that I have to write tonight, and fretting over the performances coming up.
The Lord brought a verse to my mind. Isaiah 40:29- “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” This is a huge source of encouragement for me!! The ONLY way I will get through these next couple of weeks (which also include finals) is with the Lord’s strength! Otherwise, I would be toast. 🙂 I hope your Monday has been a blessing. If it hasn’t, I hope that verse helps!