Sunday, April 25, 2010

Olympia meets Rodez

This year I was responsible for something major -- so major that three weeks later, I am still recovering.

If you are a regular reader, you know that my daughters participated for years in a summer musical comedy program, Kids at Play, based in my hometown of Olympia, Washington.

Last year when one of my daughters spent a year in Olympia, she sang with the chorus associated with the same program, Kids in Koncert.

As lazy as I have been about blogging lately, I can't seem to get up the gumption this morning to tell the long story of how Kids in Koncert and twenty parents and staff members ended up spending a week in Rodez. But they did, and I was the on-site coordinator for this cultural exchange.

It was frankly a huge job and, from what I hear from just about everybody involved, a great success.

Writing this much makes me want to write about the whole experience. But I think I'll take it day by day...


Dedene said...

That kind of organization is exhausting. Hope you will blog more about the group though.

The Pliers said...


I can only imagine how very challenging and tiring, after-the-fact, such a project must have been. However, knowing how dedicated you are to education, France, your little corner of the USA, and your children, I am positive that it was a huge success for all those who had the good fortune to participate in any way. And it will be fun, and inspiring, to hear about it when you recover some of your boundless energy!

Bravo for cultural exchange!

Betty C. said...

Dedene, I'm actually considering...just considering...a day by day recount of the week. They arrived three weeks ago tomorrow, so starting tomorrow would be perfect.

At first I was thinking of fitting it all into one mega-post, but that would just be impossible.

tut-tut said...

WHat a major undertaking! I think it would make a great daily (semi-daily) posting, w/pix to boot.

Personal to Betty C.: great minds think alike!!

The Duchess said...

Wow, I can only imagine how exhausted you must be. Those sorts of things take a huge amount of organization and planning. Can't wait to hear how it all went. Hope you had fun too!

Tinsie said...

WOW! How exciting and what an honour! Please tell more, and show us photos too :-)

katiez said...

I'm sure you're were exhausted by it all - but it must have been so much fun, too. What a great exchange!