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Am I Late for the Gratitude?

Was that a Monday thing?

Here are my five gracias-inspiring things:

1) Coffee.

2) Cuddling in the chair with my kid, watching "Monk." I know that any minute that pastime is going to go away. He'll be too big or too cool.

3) Finally getting the difficult timing right on Debussy's "Deux Arabesques, (Part I)." I used to play this perfectly when I was young. Then I went for a long time without a piano. We've had a piano for a few years now, and I've been re-learning all my old music. This one is hard, in that your right hand kind of has to ignore what your left hand is doing. :-)

4) The telephone.

5) Critique-ing a friend's really terrific YA manuscript. It's so good that I can't wait to get back to it each day. And she even wants my opinions!

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onegrapeshy
Mar. 28th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember those cuddling-in-a-chair days. I do miss them sometimes.
lkmadigan
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Especially when it's kind of chilly and we've got the fuzzy blanket. *Sigh*
onegrapeshy
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
I used to sit in a Lazyboy with my daughter on one side and my son on the other and watch TV till they both fell asleep. Now it's like: HEY MOVE OVER! YOU'RE HOGGING THE COUCH!
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lizjonesbooks
Mar. 28th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
OOH!!! I wish I could hear you play...
carriejones
Mar. 28th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
Me too!

And I think any day is okay for gratitude. And if it isn't who cares? Be a rule breaker.

robinellen
Mar. 28th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Debussy is tricky on most pieces, isn't he?

Fun to discover another pianist here :D

(Though, in all honesty, I haven't played seriously since college -- I did practice a few weeks ago to show my son that everyone has to work at staying good...I usually work on Brahams because I love the drama :)
lkmadigan
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, there are only a few Debussy pieces I've learned to struggle through. "Clair de Lune," of course, and a couple of others.

robinellen
Mar. 28th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I did the 'clair de lune' as well...and did I spell Brahms wrong? I think I did...sigh :)
lorrainemt
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you were a pianist! We'll have to meet up for duets one of these days. :)
lkmadigan
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Ack!

No, no ... I'm a shy plinker of the keys.

*flashes back to mother's insistence I play when we had company*
rusalkatrix
Mar. 28th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Re: #3 - You should do a voice post & play it for us! :D
de_scribes
Mar. 29th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
What a fabulous list. I want to hear you play, too!
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