And just like that, with one music history final yesterday, my semester unceremoniously came to an end. It makes me feel weirdly sad and nostalgic. I spent 4 semesters with the same small group of people and really got attached to them. We are officially finished with the theory classes offered here. A few are staying and sticking around for another year before transferring, (like me) but most are moving on. Since I am the oldest member of the group, I feel a little like a mother hen. Like a dork, I made them all stand together so I could take their picture after our last theory class on Wednesday. I’m really going to miss them.
In other news, the cast came off almost 2 weeks ago, and being able to do things like play the piano, put on the dutchkid’s tights and open jars makes me so happy. My fingers were extremely stiff and sore after being in that cast for so long, but they have recovered relatively quickly. I still don’t quite have the same flexibility in the broken finger, but the OT I saw gave me some exercises that have helped a lot. My professors have been wonderful, and while I have to make up some lessons this summer, they couldn’t have been more understanding. It was harder than I thought to be on the sidelines, though. I am actually looking forward to the opportunity to perform again, which for me is absolutely unheard of.
But for now, I am looking forward to summer itself. A lighter schedule for everyone. The dutchkid is counting the days until she is done with school. I hope that all is going well with you, and if you have the time — tell me how you’ve been!