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Slow Motion Land


I haven't written because I don't know what to write.

I wash dishes and do laundry. I go exercise two or three afternoons a week for an hour. I maybe practice my fiddle. I try to work on my writing everyday. I go watch Sarah and Michael's boys one night a week, which starting this week will be a late night every Wednesday, so I will be going over there on Tuesday evenings as well to spend time with Sarah as she isn't home until 9pm on Wed. I try to read but it often doesn't hold my interest. I'm restless, but not acomplishing much of anything.

That said, I somehow seem to run out of time to do things. It is totally stupid. All of you are busier than I am and all of you get more done than I do. I try to work faster, but then things get sloppy and poorly done, ending up taking more time anyway because of having to correct mistakes.

I went to a fiddle workshop on Jan. 29th put on by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.  In the early 1980s he wrote a fiddle tune called "Ashokan Farewell" (pronounced: ash-oaken).  It was later used by Ken Burns in his documentary "The Civil War" and the song became famous.  We all got to jam with them and even got to play "Ashokan Farewell" with them. It was really cool! Then Hubby and I went to hear them in concert Jan 31st with a reinactor regimental brass band. Also very cool!  Here is the tune played by Jay and Molly.

I hope you all are well. I'll try to read my friends page this week to catch up a bit.

Pearl, the waster of time and effort


Feb. 2nd, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Pearl, you do a huge amount of stuff, including looking after your family and making sure you continue to enjoy your creative side. Give yourself credit and value! Heck, I'm a single person with no kids or pets, and I *still* can't get everything done that I need to. Such is life!
Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear. Giving myself credit is something I need to get better at. I think many of us need to work on that.