Sunday, March 08, 2009

Weekly practice review

Yesterday, I welcomed Daylight Savings Time by sleeping all afternoon, after being up early to play for church, then succumbing to insulin toxicity induced by the carbohydrate load of the apple fritters I consumed at a local dining emporium.

Why do I mention that in a post about practice review? Because I slept all day, I didn't start to practice until after 8:30pm, which is fine for me, but DH has a weekday 4:30am date with the alarm clock, and our house is very open. So I didn't want to practice more than about 30 minutes. I did that, however, instead of skipping it because it was the last day of the week and I wanted to report a good practice week, 5 days out of 7. Thanks, Practice Club.

The funniest moment of the week happened just as I came to the end of my 30 minutes. I was playing the first four bars of arpeggiated chords from the Sammartini Sonata in G (Suzuki Book 8, 1st mvmt, p3) with my eyes closed so I could concentrate better, when DH stopped by on the way to bed and kissed me on the top of my head. Oh, my! I nearly jumped out of my skin! Then dissolved into laughter as my heart rate returned to normal, and asked him to please, never kiss me when I am playing the cello with my eyes closed.

How romantic is that?

3 comments:

cgda said...

Spoke with cello teacher about our video idea. He liked it! Depending on when we can do it, we may tackle something more advanced than Kummer #7. Maybe something in A or D major with lots of extensions.

cgda said...

And I've gotten burned by kissing my wife "by surprise" quite a few times.

MagicBunnySlippers said...

I celebrated DST by showing up to my 90 minute orchestra rehearsal one hour and ten minutes late. I was utterly clueless until practice ended unexpectedly 20 minutes later. As if that didn't make me feel foolish enough, I also dropped my music notebook on my head as I worked my way to my seat. Ugh.