It's Monday and I'm definitely in Cranky Old Broad mode. Sigh. I just hope it doesn't last.
The symphony's performance last night was magnificent!!! The guest artists, The Claremont Trio, were excellent and I am now the proud owner of one of their CDs (autographed) that features music by Shostakovich -- one of my favorite composers. They performed an excellent rendition of the Triple Concerto, Opus 56 and had us enthralled. Since the evening's theme was "Thrilling Beethoven," the whole programme was music by him. When I was reading the program before the concert began and at intermission, several acquaintances and I were discussing our dismay that Maestro had hauled out that old chestnut, Symphony No. 5 which I've always liked but couldn't help but feel that maybe it's been flogged too often. We should have kept our snotty mouths shut. It was a truly fabulous-- and thrillingly -- powerful performance and we were on our feet applauding a good ten minutes when it ended.
Then came Monday. I woke up too early and toughed it out and tried to get some things done on the ubiquitous list to no avail. I even started a blog but couldn't finish because the sound still isn't working on my computer and gave it up after trying everything I could think of -- according to diagnostics, all systems are go. Sigh. Also, my eye appears to have relapsed and felt weird and looked red again. Finally, I dragged myself back to bed and slept a couple more hours.
Dr. Maria says the tiredness is probably my thyroid so I'll be seeing the endocrinologist soon --I hope because she wants to eliminate that before looking for other solutions. It makes sense to me but after two years, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever have energy again. At least she didn't just blow it off as depression like some others I could mention.
I have to fast and head to her office one morning this week and get my blood work done and a colonoscopy and I've never had one before and I'm told they are not a fun thing. That means brunch at the restaurant closest to her office afterward. The quickest way to get me an appetite is to tell me I can't eat. 'Insubordination' is my middle name.
I'll stop this crankiness and hope you enjoy this video of a song from the early days of rock and roll by a favorite artist. I hope it's a good one because I can't hear it! Gotta love Fats!!!!!