This past weekend was filled with music. After the intense snow storm Stella last week, and being stranded in our homes, we were all excited to get out. Oh yeah, and it was St. Patrick's Day. Although I hadn't planned on celebrating, my friend threw together a last minute St. Paddy's party at her house. We were instructed to BYOP (bring your own potato). I remembered that I had tater tots in the freezer so I brought those along. It turned out to be the only potato at the party, but my friend baked chocolate chip cookies. We drank some Dewar's which is technically Scottish, but will do in a pinch.
The next day, Saturday, our friend Noah Barker was putting on a jazz performance with his trio at the Janice Center. The owners of the Janice Center explained that they taught Noah piano when he was younger. Now he is a successful musician and he and his band put on a great show, playing covers of tunes by jazz greats Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis, and Noah's original music. He gave his new CD to everyone at the show. Afterwards, we headed over to Sidetracks in Callicoon to see our friend Richard's show with his reggae band Talking Fire.
The next day, my friend Corinna and I taught a ballet lesson at a birthday party. Maddy is one of our students and she was turning five years old. It was a princess ballerina themed party and as you can imagine everything was pink. The kids loved learning some ballet moves and they took to the "stage" to do a "solo". It was so cute. After the party we went to Cafe Adella Dori in Callicoon for some coffee, and then stopped by our friend Susan's store Lazy Fox to try on some clothes and jewelry. I finally went home that evening and enjoyed a quiet night resting.