The goal with getting a piano was to develop a hobby and live more of a life, rather than just work, eat, and sleep. Well, between the piano, Ab’s upcoming wedding, and all of the miscellanous stuff that Dr. Love and I have been up to, there’s barely been room to even watch TV. I know. Craziness, huh? Let’s just say that I have a ton of stuff piling up on DVR.
So I am loving.loving.loving my new piano. Not only does it look fabulous in the house, more fabulous than I even thought possible (and it fits, HA!, Bill and Ann), I am getting fairly obsessed with playing it. It’s insane that, even after probably 15-17 years of not playing, how quickly the music is coming back to me. Right now, I’m working very hard at learning Ave Maria and have an easier version of the real deal almost down. Next comes Fur Elise and then Moonlight Sonata. Oh, the possibilities are endless.
I guess I didn’t realize (don’t know why) that the Internet would have a huge source of free (or even somewhat free) sheet music to download. After I get more into the swing of things, I’m going to get some vocal/piano music and do some singin’. That’s right, not only can I play piano, but I can sing, fairly well. I know I’ve at least entertained everybody around the campfire from time to time.
Ab’s wedding is this weekend and I’m actually getting excited for it, rather than dreading being around all.those.people. It’s her big day, and I plan on doing whatever it takes to make it the most enjoyable and memorable possible. The dresses are going to turn out really well, which is good, because there were moments after the first fitting that we were worried and were ready to take lighter fluid and matches to the dress-maker’s front yard ornaments. Turns out that will likely not be necessary.
Ab also found some very awesome Etsy jewelry (that I’ll have to find a link for) that she gave as gifts to us bridesmaids to wear at the wedding, hoping that we’d actually wear it again. You done good, little sis, you done good. The pieces are turquoise set in copper and are just oh.so.lovely. I couldn’t be more excited, and, in fact, received a lecture from QoB about not wearing them before the wedding. Lemme tell ya, it’s been difficult to keep them in their little box.
There’s a tiny part of me that feels bad for blogging so infrequently, but there’s a bigger part of me that feels good for keeping so busy and having less angst to rail about. Besides, I’m doing this for me, not for other people, but rather to give myself a place to sort things out, and, really, there hasn’t been much sorting out to do lately. I’m working at just letting things come and floating. It’s an awesome feeling.
Definitely a piece I am going to learn to play and sing:
Regina Spektor, The Call