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A Quiet Day

September 20th, 2015 at 01:51 pm

I did take another walk yesterday, but it was late, going into twilight, so I did not go far. It got very cool. My idea about taking the camera made me realize I don't even know where the camera is. Got to find it.

I got out my recorder last night and played a little. I am so rusty I have even forgotten some of the fingerings, though I do still seem to know how to read music. I'm going to look up the fingerings and doodle a little bit every day. It's relaxing. I hope my neighbors don't hate it! They are probably assuming a child is playing. I would like to find better music. Last night I was playing "America," from an old choral book, but I would enjoy it more if I played early music more suited to the recorder.

Now that I have gotten back into music, I'm going to keep another promise to myself. I'm going to get back to working on my novel. I don't know why I have been so reluctant to do it -- I think maybe I have the notion that I have to be in top mental form to approach it, but really, I just have to dive in and plug away. I do know that nothing makes time fly like writing, for me, anyway.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: English muffin
Lunch: Peanut soup, sweet potato fries
Dinner: Orange chicken on rice

I burned the rice last night! I was using up the last of the brown rice, and forgot to set the timer. I realized my mistake when I smelled it scorching! It was just the very bottom that burned, so I had enough for dinner. The orange chicken was good, by the way. I added some dried cranberries, and they not only made it prettier, they added a nice taste.

7 Responses to “A Quiet Day”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    My daughter's who play flute are always concerned about practicing when we visit my parents living in an apartment...but when we lived in one for one month they had no choice. Not once did anyone say anything. I'm guessing people enjoy hearing it...even if a bit rusty. If you keep at it, those neighbors who may be hearing will hear your improvement and likely come to enjoy it. Smile

  2. Buendia Says:

    That is a great menu! Perfect for Autumn!

  3. starfishy Says:

    your post-work life sounds wonderful!! Smile

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Working on a novel sounds fabulous! Hoping it all goes well Smile

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Any clues on what your novel is about?

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Could you find some recorder music online or perhaps at the library?

  7. CB in the City Says:

    That's what I'm going to try to do!

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