In spite of my best intentions to return to a normal playing routine, my desire and need to spend time with people that are important to me still rules the day. While I am in California I am going to take the time out to spend with friend and family that live here, and I do it without regret, whenever I can make it work. There will be time to practice when I am home in a few days time. I have, however, been able to get in some playing each of the last two days.
Yesterday, I worked in a Caruso routine, plus a run through of the Honegger Intrada during my 15 minute “break” in the Caruso exercises. The Honegger was not on the agenda, but it sounded and fun and I felt like I could handle it without too much strain. It has long been a repertoire piece for me, so I just played it from memory and enjoyed making music for the first time in over a week.
Today, I actually did exactly the same thing. I am a bit upset with myself because I could have squeezed in more practicing today. Instead, I spent the time I had doing some research for the website. I have been very curious about further developing the RSS feed for this blog. I started doing some research on that, and before I knew it, my window for practicing had closed. There won’t be time this evening, so my one routine will have to suffice. This kind of thing is bound to happen during the holidays, or when you travel. The important thing is to keep it to a minimum, and to make sure to get your strength work in whenever you have time.