Some of you may have read the title of this entry and thought "how horrible"! But what you don't understand is how BUSY this week is for me and my family. And it has ALWAYS been like this.
For those of you who don't know, my father is a minister of music at a church in Huntsville. And for the last 27 years of my life, I have spent every night of the week leading up to Easter at church. Easter was always a time where the choir/musicians would put on a big Easter production. I have had the opportunity to sing in kid's choirs, carry banners, play alto saxophone, wave palm branches, dress in biblical costumes and sing in 22 Easter productions! Some musicals were more outlandish including live animals and "Jesus" carrying a cross down the center isle. It takes lots of practice and preparation thus why I spend 7 straight days at church!!!
Even though I do not have the opportunity to participate under my father, I still am involved at another church in Gardendale, Alabama (Christway Church of God). Although I have not spent every night at church, this was the schedule
Sunday - Morning Church Service then practice from 2:00 pm until 4:00pm
Tuesday - OFF
Wednesday - Practice from 7:00 - 9:00pm
Thursday - Dress Rehearsal from 7:00pm until!
Friday - His Passion Performance @ 7:00pm
Saturday - No performance or practice....but the Easter egg hunt
Sunday - Morning Church Service
And can I just say playing alto saxophone is terrible on my lips! A reed (aka a piece of wood) vibrates to make the sound that comes from the saxophone. This piece wood tears up my lip! I have raw places where the skin pulls off! Braxton can forget about kissing this week!
I promise to have a better attitude by Easter Sunday and by Friday's performance. =)