May 152013
  • I don’t seem to be able to get my thought into a line at the moment which seems to mean it’s either random posts or none at all. I’m thinking quite a bit, that much hasn’t changed, and I’m awfully busy, busier than before, I guess.
  • Today when I counted I found that I have 37 students at the moment. Music students, piano, guitar, recorder, singing, and ukulele. That is a lot, and it explains why I don’t seem to have as much free time as I used to have anymore.
  • I’m also, again, trying to do more housework, because for months, and months I didn’t do much besides making breakfast, and buying the groceries. It’s not as if my husband weren’t busy, and he has done a little too much housework; and now it is gardening time again, and that’s all his anyway, and he also still suffers from a slipped disc, so I try to do my share.
  • With the teaching, and the housework, and spending time with my family everything else gets stuffed into odd corners and crannies of my life. A little writing here, a little knitting there, a little weaving on this weekend, and a little spinning on that.
  • At the moment it seems that – unlike in the past few years – I like to concentrate my energy on just a few projects. Don’t get me wrong, I still have oodles of things that I want to do, and am planning, and working on, but it seems that I’m only working actively on one or two at any given time. Like many I find that that makes for faster progress. At least on that project, not on the rest, of course.
  • I don’t know if I told you about it but I’ve gone back to a system of index cards to keep track of all the things I’m doing, and planning, and such. Interestingly it’s easier to keep track of than any electronic thing at the moment.
  • Seems I’m reading again. Nice that. There were so many years where I read mostly internet things, and not a lot of books. I happen to like books, so that’s good. And again with the immersion, reading a book takes more focus, and time than reading something on-line, so that’s more calming than licking here and there. Not that I don’t click here and there, I do, but not as much, and I like it.
  • For all the things I didn’t do, and all the lack of energy, and resolve I still run two or three times a week for 30 to 60 minutes, and I still love it. Which still amazes me, I would never have thought that I could become a runner. Not ever. Much less while being fat.
  • I still can be excited about learning new things, that’s a very good thing. Sometimes I’m afraid of getting old and settled, and never starting anything new again. I don’t quite know why because so far there has been no problem with that. Quite the contrary.
  • One of these days I’ll find the space in my head to actually get to know my new camera, and then I’ll take pictures and post them here again. I liked the attempts at posting pictures a lot when I did them, and have been hoping to do something along those lines again but I’m not quite ready.
  • I have to say that I’m really grateful for anybody still reading along. It’s still rather amazing to me that I can just type something on my little laptop, and soon after there are real people out there in the world reading it. Because they want to, not because they must. Thank you.

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