Today is Mardi Gras, the last day of freedom before the forty days of Lent! The day was a normal Tuesday - 8am Ballet, Chapel, Voice, Math Study Session. I'm trying to push myself harder in Ballet as I'm making it to the gym less than I used to. Chapel was neat... The speaker was Dr. Mike Shaw, VP of the Alabama Baptist Convention. He summed up his sermon with a quote from Martin Luther "We have as many teachers and preachers as there are little birds in the air. Their living example is an embarrassment to us." My voice lesson this afternoon was fun. My voice is miles away from where it used to be, but I need lots of improvement. Right now I'm working on "Habanera" from Carmen mainly, and working on some of my old Italian pieces. I keep flubbing French words and forgetting when to breathe. It's hard to believe that I'm a French minor. I haven't spoken or heard it in so long!..If you don't use it, you lose it..The same thing happened to Trigonometry, Organic Chem and Calculus. I totally need to set aside some time to review. Math study session work study was the norm. I got to use it to study for Biochem.
I did celebrate Mardi Gras a little bit - went to two different parties. The first was at my church, St. Wilfrid's... a pancake supper complete with moonpies and beads. The church has college group every other Wednesday for Judson and MMI students, but this week the group leaders moved the meeting to today and invited parishioners. Second Mardi Gras fete was a party in the "J" (Student Union) at Judson. I had no clue about the J party until a few hours before because I deleted or deactivated my Facebook account. I'm really starting to miss it... The party was put on by friend Emily, who even brought a king cake! Friend Anna passed out a ton of beads. We had music, a little dancing, sparkling grape juice, and Apples to Apples. Much fun. Think I've had enough celebration though! I'm starting to feel the homework withdrawl..I'm completely ready for Lent...I just have to pick something to give up! So many ideas that it's a little scary! I may just resolute to study more..definitely feeling study withdrawal after today! Time to read some Biochem..