Wow! In 24 hours I have ordered two spring dresses, slept on the floor of Finn's bedroom in a sleeping bag (he is sick to his stomach), done a thorough tidy and cleaning of our main floor (except Finn's room: see "he is sick," above), shared goldfish crackers with a US Marshal (don't ask!), tidied our basement, and dined with a United States Congressman and his wife at a fundraiser tonight.
In the midst of all this: Camille Saint-Saens, my newest composer-obsession. Although best known for his "Carnival of the Animals," a piece he apparently did not like, I have been devouring his Piano Concerto No. 2 (for one incarnation, look here). This is only the tip of the iceberg as far as Saint-Saens is concerned and I am looking forward to many more listening hours.
And please, please, please, let no one else catch Finn's stomach bug. My poor boy is sick. But tomorrow is a new day!!