Thursday, 31 July 2008

Play the piano at least once a month

It would be fair to say that things have been a little stressful lately, both at work and at home. This is compounded by the fact that:
  • I managed to delete (and trash) the most important file I’ve been working on in recent times and have now lost a day’s work. However, I can congratulate myself for backing up my laptop yesterday and will happily sing the praises of Time Machine, without which I’d be two weeks behind.
  • Certain 'personalities', both at home and work, need to get a life and get out of mine. (Oops, that's harsh. Oh well.)
  • Sometimes, my job is just too darned big.
  • I am soooo over the winter weather.
  • Facebook took my beloved Scrabulous away. (For a while, anyway, but it was enough to bring on the mourning and to start worrying just in case it goes again and stays away!)
When I’m stressed, or have a deadline to meet, I bake. And how! But, this time I decided to do something radical: I would actually take a lunch break (half an hour, no less!), and try and meet one of my other goals while I tried to de-stress: #12 - Play the piano at least once a month. This sounded easy enough when I set it, but I’m conscious that it’s now 31 July and I hadn’t even sat down at at the piano yet, let alone played anything! Rarely being home and able to do so doesn't help, either. However, half an hour and much of Les Misérables later, I’m feeling a little better.


Evelyn said...

Way to go!

I'm "chewing on" the idea of starting a list like yours........ I think I'd have to start out with a MUCH SHORTER list, though!

Thanks for the inspiration.

kimz said...

Great job! You go girl. ;)

Ruth said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I love your 101 list idea. I do play the piano once a month at a nursing if you have an appreciative (and slightly deaf) audience ;-)