Last week was a *HUGE* challenge: I started out feeling not-so-great - congestion & sore throat. My voice was getting scratchy...which really was a big deal, b/c I was singing on Praise Team, and I actually had a huge solo! I did *NOT* want to mess that up!!! Easter Choir rehearsals began, as well, and I am our alto section leader; plus, I lead worship for a Bible study on Tuesdays. Vocal rest time. :-/
Enter irony: we had the most scream-worthy week in YEARS!!! Will had his basketball tournament (dedicated post coming) which ended up being THREE GAMES (Tues, Thurs, & Sat.) Y'all. COME ON. It ***KILLS ME*** not to scream at sporting events, ESP. my own kids'!!! I felt like I was going to crawl out of my skin not cheering loud & proud! It was torture.
We also had two big, loud, late-night events both Friday & Saturday! When does that EVER happen for us?!?! Friday night, we were invited by one of JB's friends to The Foundation Room at the House of Blues in Houston:
Saturday night was my favorite Houston Rodeo event: the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Cookoff! (Dedicated post coming for this, too! Here's our 1st year.) But, again, a super loud (so you have to scream to converse over the crowd & concerts) and late night. Events I love sooo much, but I really had to make an effort to control my voice = NOT EASY!
Vocal rest is not my forté...
But I made it! Still thanking God for protecting me from getting any sicker all crazy week and helping me focus on why self-control was worth it: