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!