Anyway, here at the embassy I noticed a flyer on one of the bulletin boards announcing that the Moscow Oratorio Society was wanting more singers to join them. I could hardly contain my excitement and emailed the woman about the whole deal. They will be performing Handel’s Messiah (or most of it) for their Christmas concert, so yay! a work I know. And Helen is finally old enough that I can be gone for long enough to attend rehearsals. Yes, she is still breastfed (you’re not surprised, are you?) and likes mama’s milk before beddy-by. And during the day, all day….
The stars are all in alignment and I get to sing again! With some volunteers and some professionals! With an orchestra! I am giddy, y’all!
This big city is really starting to click as “home” for us. Thomas and Sadie are both now taking ballet from the professional Russians that come to the embassy for classes. Hopefully Thomas and Travis will be able to find a coach for fencing soon. I’m figuring out the grocery shopping thing. We got our UAB. That’s Unaccompanied Air Baggage, which sounds like it takes a plane without us, but for all the time it took to get here, it could have gone by boat, for all I know.
I know, WE GOT OUR UAB!!!! You’re right, that does deserve its own bloggie post, but it will have to wait. The highlights are: we have more than 6 plates and 6 bowls, we can cook stuff in the oven now that a couple of bakeware pieces are here, Helen gets to wear a disposable diaper at night, and the kids have some toys. Oh, also our school stuff that we need for right now is here, which means we might get into some kind of routine. That would be GOOD.
Back to things that are clicking.
I can go work out in the mornings. (Can, not that I always do). I get to see Travis for a coffee break most afternoons. And now, I get to sing.
I get to
Oh, man, I hope I can still do it.