This diary entry is part 23 of 25 in Lily's diary dated 28 - October 2023

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

And… sigh.

So the girls and I (except for Crystal, and you’ll see why) had an emergency meeting today.  After my talk with Crystal last week, I…  felt really bad for her.  I don’t like how she’s practicing herself almost literally to death, and we need to get a handle on that.  But we can’t do it from the outside.  She has very legitimate reasons (to her) for wanting to get so good at the guitar so quickly.

So… and DANG IT ALL, we’re all forming a band.

Truthfully, none of us except for Crystal really want to.  I have my hands full with the piano, I don’t want to learn another instrument.  And the other girls don’t really have enough time to put into it.  But dang it, she’s our sister.  We have to support her.  And it’s going to be easier to support her if we’re in with her.

So…  Dave ordered a drumset for me.  And Beth’s going to sing and play rhythm guitar, or something.  Bass…  well, we haven’t really decided yet, but Diana said she’s been meaning to play an instrument, so… well…  I guess we’re doing this.

I’m not the keenest on the drums, but I play piano, and could professionally someday.  I don’t want to hurt my fingers.  And I guess it’d be great to have something to take my frustrations out on.  I guess.  I could play keyboard too, and probably will at some point, but right now it’s just basic stuff.

We haven’t thought of a band name, and it doesn’t really matter, because it’ll be months before we’re good enough to actually do anything.  And in the meantime, we need to keep an eye out for another drummer, because I’m going off to college in a year and not even Crystal is gonna get in the way of that.  But… maybe Jack’s willing to learn.  I’ll ask him next time we see each other… probably in a few days.

But I did tell Crystal this afternoon and poor girl started bawling again.  But this time because she was happy.

I told her, though, that in exchange, she’d better get the practicing down to a level that won’t kill her.  She agreed.  I also told her that we’re putting significant time, effort, and money into helping her with her dream, so she’d better dang well mean it and not back out.

I guess that’s what they mean by “taking one for the team”.


Let’s be clear – this isn’t going to be one of those stories where a bunch of girls get together and form a band because they love the music or want girl power or anything like that.  One of us has a dream, and the rest of us are going to help make it happen.  That’s it.  We’re probably going to bow out when we get the first opportunity – and that’s not news to Crystal.  She knows where our minds are.  But who knows.  Beth did seem oddly excited to be singing for real.

Anyway, enough of that.  You probably won’t hear much more about that for a while.

I might get Beth a purple wig and a tracksuit, though.  Haha!!!

Otherwise… it got cold today.  Very cold.  That’s Texas for you.  It can’t decide whether to roast or freeze you.  But at least we got a week or two of the really nice temperatures.

Love you all!!! ❤️

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