Soft Stepping

I played the piano for church yesterday. I haven’t done it for a while because Nathan was home from college. I appreciated the break, but it made me a little rusty. Yikes!

When I play the piano, I play LOUDLY. I am aware of it, but I just can’t seem to stop. Instead, I just constantly use the soft pedal. During the sermon, I looked down at my feet and saw that my foot was still there. Ha! I guess it’s an unconscious habit now…

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2 Responses to Soft Stepping

  1. Lauren says:

    ….and you are wearing pants! and church shoes! (Sorry, it just seems so formal….)

    I think it’s wonderful that you play for church! It’s awesome that you use your talents for God. 🙂

  2. Kristi says:

    We kids always had to put the soft pedal down when playing piano at home because our piano was in the living room area, and the space was small. I still use the soft pedal regularly.

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Several Succulents

I went to the garden center yesterday and went a little crazy with the succulents. But in my defense, they were pretty unusual. And they weren’t that expensive. And they made me happy.

The first succulent is a gasteria. Unfortunately, I don’t know the species name. There was a big one of these, and it was so weird and rough… it looked like stone. I got a small one so I could watch it grow.

The next plant is a euphorbia medusa. It looked so weird I had to get it. Apparently, it will get weirder looking as it gets bigger. I can’t wait!

The last succulent is easily my favorite. It’s a Hen and Chick plant, but colored in a way I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. The latin name is sempervivum jowan. I love it!

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Silver Switch

I stopped at Lowe’s yesterday to finally get new switch plates for my kitchen. I tried black, briefly considered wood, then settled on silver.

The plate I had a sample of wasn’t available in other configurations, so I had to get something else. It turned out good though, because the ones I got instead are much sturdier.

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Happy Place

I have been sitting out on my lanai at night more lately. I take a break from the couch and my phone and I just sit out there watching my plants grow. It’s relaxing.

It isn’t all the way quiet because I’m still running my air conditioner. It’s not hot-hot, like it is in the summer, but I don’t get much cross-breeze at my place, so it can be stuffy.

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

I saw a charge on my bank account that ended up being a crossword website I bought a membership in last spring. During distance learning, I wanted my students to be able to do a crossword I built there. I forgot to unsubscribe. Ugh.

When I see things like this, I remember Janet (from college) telling me about how her banker brother said: “People like this will never have any money.”

I unsubscribed yesterday. Goodbye, monthly charge of $5.

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