On Saturday, I headed up north (again!) to meet up with some weirdo harpists (that’s meant in the nicest way). Almost every month, local harpists get together to play, chat and eat. It’s a pretty informal thing, but gives us old harpists a chance to play for people now that we’re out of the recital/symphony/performance stuff that we did as kids/young adults.
I usually don’t go to the meetings because they are kind of far away. But, for some reason, I agreed a few weeks ago to show up to play with some other harpists. I didn’t realize that we would actually be rehearsing until Saturday morning. So I jumped in the car without brushing my hair (no surprise) and got on the road.
Apparently, it was too early for lipstick or smiling.
When I got there about an hour and a half later, I met up with this crazy lady.
And we decided we should take a picture with the tiny blue harp because it matches my hair.
Once all the girls showed up, it was time to play.
From left to right: Misty, Kate, me (with an inappropriate hand gesture) and Emily.
We went through 5 or 6 pieces and it was pretty fun. I, of course, need to actually practice in order to play some of them, but we still had a good time. Nothing like sight reading!
My mom made tiny little red velvet cupcakes and Misty also brought blueberry muffins!