Photo Friday: 18 Years

Eighteen years ago yesterday, my husband was on the phone trying to get someone to fix a burst pipe when I hurried in from an ultrasound appointment, three weeks before my due date. “Cancel the plumber. We’re having a baby today.” We rushed to the hospital, and Jonathan Morgan Petrini was born an hour andContinue reading “Photo Friday: 18 Years”

College Craziness, Part 3

Another college application has been submitted! This one went to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I would like to say that my son is a well-organized and forward-thinking teen who planned ahead and sent this one off days or even weeks before the last possible moment. But no. He hit “submit” with 20 minutesContinue reading “College Craziness, Part 3”

College Craziness, Part 2

My son has submitted another college application. Tonight was the deadline for applying to Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia. The application seemed particularly long and detailed, but he has been working on it for some time, and finally finished tonight, a whole hour or two before the midnight deadline. Woo hoo. He sent offContinue reading “College Craziness, Part 2”

Winter (Concert) Is Coming

The T.C. Williams H.S. Orchestra concert is coming! Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., we will all be in the high school auditorium to hear the three orchestras (9th Grade, Concert, and Chamber) perform the music they’ve been working on this fall. My son is a first violinist in the Chamber Orchestra, but on one piece, he’llContinue reading “Winter (Concert) Is Coming”

Boston or Busk

In my role as high-school orchestra parent/roadie/groupie, I often accompany groups of violin-toting teenagers as they perform in various venues. One of the activities of the T.C. Williams High School orchestra is busking. Don’t know what it means to busk? Here’s a definition: busk1 /b…ôsk/ verb 1. perform music or other entertainment in the streetContinue reading “Boston or Busk”

College Craziness

Help! It’s college application time. My son tends to wait until the last possible moment to get his applications in, which is increasing the stress levels associated with this whole process. And the stress levels, in any case, are high. So many applications (and application fees) to pay. So many requirements to fulfill, essays toContinue reading “College Craziness”

Welcome to My Blog!

Hello, I’m Cathy. I have had a blog, The Petrini Page, since 2007. But my old host company has become a problem, so it’s time to upgrade to a new one. I hope to copy a lot of my old posts onto this new page, but it could take a while, so bear with me.Continue reading “Welcome to My Blog!”