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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thoughts....

This morning, I mowed some grass, and pulled some sticky weeds from among the daylilies. The weather was perfect for gardening work. Blue skies. A nice breeze with just enough sun shining from behind the clouds to warm my blond hair.

After weeding, I played piano for an hour or so. So much fun! Selections included, "Hava Nagila," "Sonatina in C" by Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), "Theme from 2nd Movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5" (This is not a typical Beethoven piece, it is nice and peaceful, not so loud and gloomy like his normal works are.)z I have recently started studying from Hanon's "The Virtuoso Pianist" as well. (Not that I am a virtuoso!) :-) The exercises in that book are actually nice to play and relaxing. :-) Then I played some old fashioned hymns from "Hymns of Truth and Praise." I am currently practicing #212 "Blessed Quietness", #380"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms", and #416 "I've Found a Friend."  The hymns, "Blessed Quietness" and "I've Found a Friend" have fast become new favorites of mine! I am also enjoying "Before the Throne of God Above" and "The Power of the Cross"("Oh, to See the Dawn). I really like just sitting down and playing songs that I have heard a few times and playing them by ear. I can play a few of The Josties' songs, and The Booher Brothers as well. The Lord has truly blessed me with musical talent. I only hope I am using His talent for His Glory!

Okay enough about piano. Sorry, all you non-piano players out there who possibly read my blog. :-)

After I played piano I got the mail and sat outside in the sun (getting my Vitamin D!) and read the latest issue of WORLD magazine. Today has been a thoroughly nice day. :-)

What did you do today? :-)




















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