I tried sleeping in but was awake early anyway. Then I picked up my phone and barely rolled out of bed more than two hours later. Not the best start into the day. I am installing a ‚no phone before breakfast‘-policy. Again.
The morning didn’t go much better but I did get the podcast ready. I folded all the laundry and tidied the clothes in the master bedroom. I’m not quite sure what to do with the pile of clothes that have holes and might be good for recycling and I’m not quite sure when I’ll finally wrangle the mending pile into submission but things are looking much better already.
My husband made lunch and it was very good if rather spicy:
That there is the first fresh zucchini from our garden this year.
I took a bit of a break after doing the dishes, answered student email and finally remembered that getting the podcast ready doesn’t make a difference unless I also publish it. My husband wandered in and out of the kitchen again but this time I was prepared and just put everything down and gave him my full attention whenever he showed up. It helped that I had a bunch of small tasks to do and not a big one.
I planned the week out, started a list of students to remember who wants to come in and who wants to continue video lessons and then I finally went to my studio to rearrange things and test the keyboard setup.
First: I hate the new arrangement in my studio, the ergonomics are awful and I can barely reach the shelf with my sheet music. But since the piano can’t be moved, the distance has to be kept, I don’t want to turn my back to my students all throughout the lesson and it would be unwise to put the keyboard right in front of the door there is really only one spot for it.
Second: I remember testing the MIDI to USB-thingie I had bought when I got it. So I knew it would work. It took me ninety minutes and a lot of research and trying things out to actually get the whole thing going. And then I didn’t really have time to tidy the room and rearrange the piles of sheet music, the two mike stands and all. I’ll have to do that today.
The boy and I watched an episode of Voyager that was pretty good all in all. Only four more episode to go and then we’ll have watched them all.
I did dishes, dawdled a bit, started writing this post and then wandered off to bed. I’d like to do more reading, I’m crawling to the current fiction book at a snail’s pace. I have so many books I can’t wait to read but I’d like to finish this one first. I should read less news, probably.
So. Today there will be the first day of school for the boy again, running and the first day of teaching.