10 Ways Ajax Just Tried to Stop
Me Doing My Crossword in Bed
1. Block view of puzzle book.
2. Chew up puzzle book.
3. Sit on the puzzle book.
4. Chew up bookmark.
5. Tug on necklace.
6. Tug on earrings.
7. Tug on bow on blouse.
8. Sit on puzzle book.
9. Threaten to have a hairball on puzzle book.
10. Threaten to have a hairball on cleavage.
Currently he is attempting to thwart this post as well.
I'm feeling really tired of the news lately, so I'm going to make tomorrow a news-free day. Even news junkies get over it.
Decided, apropos of nothing, that while Caleb is away I'll devote time to brushing up on piano. I have a lovely piano, a digital deal with real true-touch and true-sound, bought in the dark ages when I was flush with cash, but I rarely play it. Go figure. But it's not that I can't. I can!
Anyway, rather than the usual feat of dragging out some of my favorite pieces (I habitually play Strauss waltzes) I've decided to go through my grade school piano books. I have the whole John Schaum set up to Book E, then a whole bunch of other books with various themes and composers. Last night and tonight I went through Book A. That was fun. I sight-read my way through and most of the time, didn't make any mistakes. A couple of songs were harder because they're more "exercises" than songs but I just did those over and over until I got through.
Anyway, Book B is out. That will probably take 3-4 days. After that things will slow down but I'll push on. I'm thinking that one thing I can do now that I have my raise is finally take piano lessons at GSU School of Music, which is right across the street. They have a whole program where all kinds of individual and group lessons are available to the community at reasonable rates. If I brush up on things over this fall, it won't be so embarrassing when I go in a have to face and piano teacher. I won't have to start in Book A either!