Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Happy Tuesday!

I know I haven't been keeping up with this as much as I should (same as with reading other blogs). I am just waiting for something exciting to talk about - but things remain boring. But at least they remain, right?

School is going fine, though I still am not enjoying the children's lit class I'm taking. I am loving the Effective Writing and TESL classes though, so all is not lost.

I am still loving the flute lessons (sorry, but no sound bite yet - I need to get better before I let anyone hear me play, LOL). The teacher told me last week that when we learn something, particularly an instrument, we tend not to really notice improvement ourselves. We think we are still struggling along or that we haven't made any improvement. He said, though, that he can hear a lot of improvement in me and that he can tell I am practicing. To be honest though, there are some days when I don't get any practice in. Most days I do practice, and it is generally for at least half an hour. I am still trudging along with trying to get those high notes - they can be hard to reach. I do great when I'm practicing at home, but when I get in front of the teacher and try to do them for him, I mess up a lot. I told him this and he said that is really normal and happens to everyone.

We had our first real snowfall of the season yesterday. Thankfully it didn't amount to much over a dusting. By this morning though, it was melted away. Tomorrow it is supposed to go to +10C so there is no chance of snow. It'll feel like summer after the last little while of chilly weather we've had. I'm not complaining though. It just saddens me that I can't go barefoot anymore. On the plus side, I get to wear my hand knitted socks I've made this year. I only have 2 pair to wear so far (all other pairs were made for others and have typically been children's size). I have one more sock to make of my third pair for me though - just have to get working on it.

Anyway, that's all for now. Don't want to bore people to death, especially since my readers have dropped off (or at least commenters) since I haven't been writing as often lately. Feel free to check out my knitting blog, Kitten Yarns & Crafts or my writing blog, Ink Scrawls as there are usually updates there - at least on the knitting one.

Have a Christ filled day!


Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Shelley, I'm still here and reading each post.

I hope you have a great week and that your semester goes wonderfully well.

You're always in my prayers.


Anonymous said...

I'm here too!

I'm sure that if you're still practicing your flute, then you've improved. Probably quite a bit. But, like you said, you just don't really notice it.

David said...

thankfully your cat is as beautiful as ever - did I ever ask his/ her name?

Bless you in your studies

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Shelley, I enjoyed this post alot. It told me what you are doing and how you feel...smile. I used to take flute lessons...a long time ago, but as an adult. Those high notes are hard to get up to. And, I know just what you mean about playing in front of the teacher. It makes me nervous...like she knows I'm going to mess up and sure enough! =)..Life goes on...with laughter!

Carol said...

Hi, Shelley,

This is my first visit to you..I'll be back, I enjoyed your post..I love to hear the flute keep practising..

Pia said...

hi, shelley! i've missed you. (((HUGS))) i'm so glad to be back blogging again... finally! =)

Jayleigh said...

Shelley, I've been going through a season of drought when it comes to reading and writing in blog-land, too. :-)

Bless you with all you're undertaking right now. May the peace of the Lord be with you always.