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Grace ordered an OperaGram.com® by Phone to be delivered to Daviepie (I LOVE this name! ) at 10:00 a.m. this morning.  I called the number she provided, and in my most professional receptionist-sounding voice, I asked if David was available.  After confirming it was, in fact, “Daviepie” on the other end of the phone, I started to sing and heard him laugh.  He loved Grace’s message!  Which made getting up and vocalizing earlier in the morning worth it for me ;-D

Thursday, I taught at the university from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  I had some breaks in between classes and lessons to do some administrative stuff and to practice my upcoming recital.  I slept pretty hard that night.

The next day I went for a walk and practiced my recital mentally, because I had to meet a colleague to rehearse the Act I Tosca-Cavaradossi duet.  We did the whole thing twice, then went out for dinner.

The weather on Thursday and Friday was hot and humid.  When I woke up this morning, it was cold and raining.  With the fatigue and weather change (and, probably the cheesecake I ate last night), I woke up sounding more like a baritone than a soprano.  So, it took a while, but I was able to sing a high mezzo range, at least.

Oh the joys and challenges of using the human voice!  Happy Birthday Daveykid!

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