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I've just been very remiss.  And very busy!

I've been recruited to join another board, that of the Newberry Consort, a local group that specializes in what is now called "historically informed performance".

Volunteering at the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust (they've just changed their name from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust) continues, as I give tours at both Chicago's Robie House and Oak Park's Unity Temple, as well as help with training new volunteers.  I am finding that one of the things I really enjoy doing is giving tours to school children.  They are lots of fun!  And I was given a very nice compliment, by being asked to act as a house captain for Robie House during next year's very special Wright Plus event.  The people I work with are quite lovely.  Yesterday, it was so cold that no one bought tickets for one of the tours I was scheduled to give.  I had to stick around because there were people for the next tour, so the house manager said, "Why don't you take advantage of the living room?"  So I fixed a cup of tea, took my book, and sat there reading and watching the sunlight play with the art glass windows.

Our branch library, the oldest in the city, was once again part of Open House Chicago, and I organized the volunteers for that.

The last few weeks have, as always this time of year, been full of parties.  Between my professional organizations, various non-profits I contribute to/volunteer with, not to mention purely social times with friends, I've been eating and drinking to my heart's content, if not my cholesterol's.

I am hoping to have two new additions to my household after the new year.  Meet Teague (on the right) and his brother, Thai.  They are a Siamese-tabby mix, and oh! so adorable.



One of the reasons I'm not taking them in until next year (other than the fact that I don't want to bother them with company until they've settled in) is that I am leaving town on Monday and won't be back until Dec. 24th.  Didn't seem fair to bring them home and then desert them!  I am going to Cuba for a week!  The trip is with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and we'll be in Havana for a week, meeting artists, musicians, and dancers, and, not incidentally, enjoying warm weather.

Date: 2013-12-14 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fancyhorse.livejournal.com
I knew you wouldn't know how you ever had time to work! Everyone says that when they retire; it's nice when we can fill our lives with the things we really want to do.

I'm so happy for you getting the precious kitty brothers! How old are they? They should keep you entertained!

Date: 2013-12-14 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mojosmom.livejournal.com
I know! I have a friend who is 20 years older than I, and when she retired, she had the busiest social life of anyone I knew I always told her I wanted to be like her, and now I am.

The kitties are about 8 months old.

Date: 2013-12-16 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alrescate.livejournal.com
The kittens are adorable!

Have a wonderful time in Cuba. I cannot wait to see your pictures from there!

Date: 2013-12-16 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleothecat.livejournal.com
The cats are beautiful! Enjoy your trip! I can't wait to read more about both.

Date: 2013-12-19 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] futurecatnz.livejournal.com
They're gorgeous!

Date: 2013-12-31 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greedyreader.livejournal.com
Enjoy Cuba. I have always wanted to go, so please post pictures.

The cats are lovely.

Date: 2014-07-21 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] islandmomma.livejournal.com
So came back after 10 months' travel with only intermittent forays into LJ to find you haven't posted since December? I do hope that this is because you are incredibly busy and happy, and not for any bad reasons....... and Happy Birthday!

Date: 2014-07-21 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mojosmom.livejournal.com
I am busy and happy, but that's no excuse. I just got out of the habit of posting. You're not the only one to nudge me lately. So I'm going to try to get back in the habit!

Hope all is well with you!

Date: 2014-09-18 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avanta7.livejournal.com
I don't poke my head in here hardly at all, but you're always one of the first people I check on. Hope you're well! The kitties are beautiful.

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