Monday, April 13, 2009

I Can't Say No....

Here is my stress of the month:  I sort of accidentally volunteered to play the piano for Lucy's school chorus.  Her teacher was asking me if music ran in the family, and I mentioned that I played the cello and piano.  She grabbed my arm and excitedly asked me, "You play the piano???  I would love to have a real live accompanist for the chorus classes!"  I should've just wished her luck with that, but the people pleaser in me blurted out, "I'd LOVE to help out!  That would be fun!"  That was a month ago.  Now that it's time to go to the school and rehearse with them, I find myself panicking because I haven't had time to practice properly, and I don't want her teacher to wonder why on earth I volunteered!!  Let me say first that I am NOT a pianist by trade.  I am a pianist by ACCIDENT!  Cello is my game, but nobody wants to be accompanied by a cello.  So I sort of taught myself how to  play the piano, and although I have gotten pretty good over the last 2 years, I still feel that I need LOTS of time to practice anything important.  The mistakes of my childhood still haunt me to this day - I was, and still am, a terrible procrastinator.  I always think that I"ll get to things later, and then when later comes, I CRAM!  So now I'm off to practice like a mad woman and hope that by the time I have to go to the school I won't humiliate myself  or even worse.....MY DAUGHTER who will have to admit that the lady pretending to play the piano is her mother!

8 comments:

  1. I can so feel your pain on this one. Lucky for me, I lack any true talents so I don't get called on too often for important things like this. I am, however, the new PHCP board president. As if my former two terms in office weren't enough to keep precious Barb from desiring my services. What's wrong with that adorable lady??

    Miss you.

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  2. You'll do great! You always do.

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  3. Just wear your Lucy Ricardo wig and Lucy B won't have to be humiliated if you play horribly.
    Then again, just about anything you touch turns to gold, sistah! :)

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  4. Elizabeth-W = Rachel E. Watson :)

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  5. I'm sure you'll be wonderful! The people pleaser in you will make sure of it!

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  6. Julie - you have talents beyond measure and I have no doubt it will be great. GOod luck!!

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  7. accident. . . werent you a piano TEACHER?!?! good luck!
    r

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  8. Well, I did teach piano before Lucy was born, but it was to children and with the totally self explanatory books they could've taught themselves!! I just gave the assignments and put stickers on the songs they learned :D

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