Morning my Friend and Slicers,
I don’t know about you, but even though I wanted to write into the day, yesterday, I just couldn’t. It was way too cloudy out, way too dreary. I tired, really. I had a few sentences down but no rhythm. I tired to ignore the world outside, but I was stuck. Good thing I had help when Jon showed up for my lesson. I had to get off my couch, take a shower, get dressed and prepare a bit. My guitar sat patiently waiting for me and the 1/2 hour before, I lifted her up and started strumming, just picking around, getting comfortable with my new gadget that allows me to sit with both feet on the floor.
Bye-bye foot pedal that’s been killing my back and lots of other guitar backs. But I have to confess, that I had this gadget purchased and waiting for me to play with it for months, probably a year. I had it right in the chair by the window, close to the spot I play, but I let it be. Too new? Did it really need to gather so much dust? Oh well, I can’t always figure myself out. Finally, when Jon diplomatically picked it up and reminded me that it would be good to start using it, I smiled and agreed that it was time to adjust. And finally I am adjusting to it with pleasure. Of course some of my old pieces sound horrible because my fingers have to adjust, but I’m using it more and more. Such a simple gadget.
I was active yesterday, but I wasn’t smiling much, even after a longer lesson and an afternoon practice which usually doesn’t happen on lesson day, and I did exercise on my Nordic Track and I did catch up with the Grammys. What a great show of music! And I did read and I did begin a new digital piece.
Yes, I did get off the couch but I needed the sun, really needed the sun yesterday and I never saw her. But there was some red!
I had a date with my buddy Andrea last night to spend more time prepping for our March keynote at the Hudson Valley Writing Project’s Tech Seminar. We met at our usual Starbucks . I was early and spent a bit of time looking around for a late night shot for our 365Project challenge. All the red, all my red caught me. Red! I need red, especially when there’s no sun. And when Andrea arrived and we finally got down to it, it was good that she was more focused than I was because we did make more progress and yes, we will have a good keynote. YES! But it was harder to be productive in the rain and fog yesterday.
Today began like this