Yesterday I was at Eastman with Kate from 11:15 until 4:30. I schlepped a change of shoes and work for me to do into the school, and from one building to another. It snowed here and so Kate and I both wore snow boots; she on both feet, and I on the one. I had to fit a plastic bread bag to the toe of my orthopedic boot to keep my toes dry. I sat and waited while she rehearsed with her trio-mates for an hour and a half, and then sat and ate lunch with her, all with my bad foot on the floor.
After lunch we made our way to the recital hall where the trio performed:
And after that we stayed where we were (with a little walking around and a few rounds of hugs thrown in) until it was time for her solo performance at a second recital:
Then we went out to dinner to celebrate the end of her successful, stressful day — well, week really, when you factor in all the exams and projects due before the holiday break. My foot wasn’t up until 8:30 p.m. There was no place to put it up during the waiting, the recitals, and the dinner and I’m paying for that today!