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Quick Update

April 3, 2006

Spring Break is over and it was great, but it’s time to go back to work and get in a new routine. Well, not a very new routine because nothing has changed much for me classwise. I’m starting my third term at University of Oregon, and I’m mostly just hoping to survive.

I had a great spring break. As I told you before Anthony and I spent the first weekend in Portland and we spent the last weekend on the Southern Coast. We stayed in Bandon which was really great. Because the southern coast is not quite as popular as the northern coast it wasn’t quite as expensive to stay there, but was still very cute and touristy. They have a nice little Old Town section much like Florence with small shops and restaurants. Of course I was able to find the Local Yarn Shop – Wool Co, but I’ll tell you all about that in another post. The nice thing was that next door to the Wool Co, there was a great African Gallery full of worldly goods. Anthony was able to go next door while I found good deals in the wool department.

Overall, spring break was great and I have a good week to look forward to here. Saturday is my birthday and I have tons of practicing to do to make up for my lack of playing during the break. I’m also going to be traveling up to Newberg once a week to teach violin lessons up there. I will almost be doubling the my number of students when I do this.

Well, it’s off to getting stuff done. Violin stuff done, not knitting stuff.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gray permalink
    April 3, 2006 6:21 pm

    I’m glad you had a good break.

    That sounds like a lot of students!

    I listened to both the Beethoven and Brahms violin concertos on Saturday and played recorders with a consort of viola da gamba players yesterday, so strings are on my mind.

    Good luck with the new semester.

    -Gray

  2. Jodie permalink
    April 4, 2006 7:33 pm

    Yeah! I’m getting up there with students. The whole idea is to make the transition from school to independant and working easy. Get the business worked up before I have tons of bills to pay.

    I love those concertos, but my personal favorite is the Tchikovsky. It’s my dream piece. My high school teacher was really into the anceint instruments. He played in a group and had a huge collection of them, but that’s the only real experience I’ve had with the da gamba family.

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