Thursday, 13 March 2008

The Year of the Challenge

Last night I got back at about six from walking Mollie to find Himself, lit up like a Christmas tree, hovering in the kitchen with a glass of wine.

“Bob and Ruth have just been round,” he said, quivering.

“And?” I know the signs.

“And –” he took a fortifying gulp of wine. “And Zena has a really big gig coming up in August and she wants us to form a band and take over her gig at Finn McCoul’s.”

I flung my arms around him and squeaked congratulations. I can see exactly what he’s going through – joy, terror, confidence crisis, panic, elation, you name it. And he was pissed off because he’d had a long rehearsal that afternoon and wasn’t able to go down and play last night with them as they wanted. Confidence on the wobble I think.

So there you have it – as I had to bow out of Pajama Game due to too much work and things, at least we’ve still got one musician in the family. Now they have to get the band together, start rehearsing properly together and start sitting in with more gigs.

All really exciting stuff. Terrifying, yes, but exciting. A real challenge.

By chance yesterday I also heard that another friend of mine is also tipping herself in for a new challenge this year (one that is also scary but exciting), and as my work is becoming a lot more exhilarating, it looks like 2008 is the Year of the Challenge.

Let's hope we all keep fit and healthy to enjoy it all. After all, without health we can't do much.

Cheers!

16 comments:

avi said...

Gosh that's brilliant! Good for him, its really exciting. Which of his trumpets will he use though?
Avi

Rebecca Taunton said...

Congrats to Mr FP, that's great news. So he'll be practising more often then...? ;@)

Here here to a fit and healthy 2008.

RT

Lane said...

Congratulations to himself.
Can you be his groupie?

Flowerpot said...

Av - cornets, please, cornets!!! God knows - he's bought antoher one now so it depends which is flavour of the month!

RT - er - yes. Fraid so. But at the workshop I hope!!

Flowerpot said...

lane - not only me but several other friends of mine will be groupies too!

Miss Understood said...

That's great news. Bottms up!

Flowerpot said...

MissU - very exciting. He's like a little boy, all nervous and excited at once!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

He must be chuffed to bits! And scared silly at the same time! I hope it all works out.

Flowerpot said...

thanks AOJ - I hope so too!

Akelamalu said...

Fantastic - don't the band need a singer you could do that? :) Was that a daft question?

Julia Smith said...

So exciting to hear that 'Himself, lit up like a Christmas tree.' Passion - it's what makes life worth living.

Flowerpot said...

Ak - no it wasn't a daft suggestion at all, but the aforementioned Ruth is their singer so that knocks me out, unfortunately!

Flowerpot said...

Julia - I do so agree with you. Life is very flat otherwise.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Fantastic! I'm sure your support will mean the world to him too.

Crystal xx

Flowerpot said...

I hope so Crystal!

Ellee Seymour said...

It's my year of new challenges too, I hope it all goes brilliantly.