You are so encouraging. I don't know how you stand me, when I find myself so annoying sometimes. I don't know how you're so patient with me when I come complaining to you so often. I am so needy, and you just take it all in stride. I'm beginning to see, more and more, that while you're not perfect, you're perfect for me.
Friday, November 22, 2013
This morning I was suddenly wide awake. I had remembered in my sleep that I had forgotten to do something that had to be checked by 7:00 this morning. But I looked at my clock and it said 7:40... I had missed the deadline. It wasn't a super important thing, just check some songs for Sunday and figure out if I needed to change any of them, but I still had wanted to make sure... I laid back down, disappointed that I had missed the deadline, disappointed I had forgotten to do it last night. But comforting myself that I am a good pianist. Suddenly, as I was laying there trying to fall back to sleep, I remembered that my clock was still an hour ahead! It was only 6:40! I lay there for a few moments longer, deciding if it was worth leaving my cozy nest. I believe, however, that God woke me up. Thankfully I did not need to change any of the songs, but if I had I would have been super stressed for missing the time given me for changing it. And I am very grateful God woke me up.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
You tell me you're 85% sure
I try so hard to be patient
I don't want you to feel pressured
School is most important right now
I keep saying
But I'm glad you disagree
I want to see you
But I will never tell you 'you have to come home'
If only your university was closer
I just wish we knew if you were able to come home
This weekend will drag
If you're not here
But I will do my best to be patient
To wait to find out
To not pressure you
Thursday, November 14, 2013
It's amazing how different one piano lesson can be to the next.
Last week felt like twice as long as it was.
Yesterday's lesson felt like half as long as it was, and by the time the hour and a half were up we'd only studied one song.
Hopefully it means good things for practicing this week.
Monday, November 11, 2013
My family (minus my sister, who had to work) went down to the cenotaph today to remember and honour our nation's veterans, and those who risk their lives for us every day. Afterwards we pinned our poppies to a wrath dedicated to Canada's war veterans.
Lest we forget.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
My piano lesson today felt like it was hours, instead of only an hour and a half. I'm not sure why, completely, but I think it was because we covered so much material in that time slot. I think it was also partly because I've been feeling rather down lately, and being reminded of all the ways I'm playing wrong, and all the things I should know and don't, from being taught by a different teacher, is a little overwhelming. It is so hard to remember everything that is normally taught more slowly to beginner pianists. But I know I can do this. I will. And I'll be a better teacher and pianist because of it.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The BBC TV series Downton Abbey is positively addicting. I watched five episodes today... So anxious for the next episode to come out, but that won't be until Sunday, I think... argh! There are, I must admit, some storylines that are just getting old. Edith, the Dowager verses Mrs. Crowley. But hopefully they will be improved, if not by the end of this season, during next season.