This was a very fruitful and positive weekend in many ways. I had a great time at Chicks Who Click, and on Sunday I played at a party on the huge stage at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas for my cousin Travis' graduation from K-State.
Sadly, that was my band's last gig in its current form. I'd had the graduation party booked since late last year and actually said to my band members on several occasions, "Nobody can quit before this gig!"
The band had been struggling for months, but every guy hung in there until we could play the party, for which I am exceedingly grateful.
Now my husband and I are trying to decide what to do next. We're both tempted to start another original band, even though that would mean low or no pay for playing. We've also tossed around the idea of revamping the set list to remove all of the really old classic rock and add songs from contemporary hard rock bands we enjoy, such as Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Saliva, etc.
At this point, I don't know which way we'll go.
Next month, my goal of streamlining my activities will reach another milestone when I finally retire from two not-for-profit boards. As I've mentioned before, the overscheduling of my life has been taking a toll. I'm out of shape but can't find time to exercise. I've been neglecting tasks around the house for far too long. I'm very much looking forward to reframing my lifestyle to be slower and healthier.
I have a four-day weekend for Memorial Day, so it'll be nice to get a glimpse of what that can be like. On Saturday, I'll have the opportunity to recharge my batteries with some old-fashioned manual labor when I work my first farm shift for my CSA. My niece is spending the night on Friday and coming out to the farm with me.
My sister's neighborhood is having their annual Memorial Weekend block party on Sunday, so I'll definitely be there to hang out with everyone.
I have nothing planned on Memorial Day itself, but it seems like a perfect day to sleep in, hang around the house and relax.
So how was your weekend? Do you have any fun plans for the coming weekend?