Sunday night, Kate & I had our musical debut as The Forever Endeavor.
Our friends Edward & Kelly held a benefit for the YMCA Scholars Program, and asked us to be the opening act for the evening’s main performer – Mike Errico.
Our set list:
- Islands In The Stream (Rogers/Parton)
- Alone (Heart)
- Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
- Love Hurts (Parsons/Harris)
- Killing The Blues (Krauss/Plant)
Despite the fact that we only practiced the day of the show – and we were waaaay out of our league- apparently we killed. At least according to my mom, who was sitting in the front row.
BTW this fundraiser that Kelly put together raised $30,000. And we played to the largest audience that we’ve ever played to. Probably about 100 people.
Kate here to tell the rest of the story:
That lovely lady is my mother-in-law, Catherine Cockrill. She came to stay with us on Saturday and we’ve enjoyed her company. She got to see Howie’s studio and our newly painted apartment. She also brought us a smorgasbord of baby clothes from Howie’s sisters Ashley and Elizabeth who have 3 daughters between them. The baby clothes and other assorted accoutrement filled a duffle bag that was the size and shape of a fully grown person. So we’re basically set now.
In other pregnancy news, I have been walking around these last couple days with an overall sense of well-being. In the last two days I have treated myself to a facial and a massage. I got the book birthing from within and am thinking about beginning to “vision my birth” through “art therapy.”
Other than having heartburn and peeing 3 to 4 times per night my body still feels comfortable and capable. Not too big, not to sexy, but y’know not too bad. The baby is still moving around a lot – we actually saw an elbow do a shooting star move across my belly last night.
Howie and I are also doing well. We are kind of dopey on love right now…baby talking to each other and putting head phones on my belly to entertain the baby. The first song the baby heard was “Kooks” by David Bowie. Check it out here.