Thursday Ten – Up To Tempo Edition

1. After having a week off from guitar lesson, I got to go BACK today! We’re still working on Matt Nathanson… only difference? We took it up to tempo today. Wow. I’m finally starting to kind of get it, but when I hit a wrong chord with my left hand, my right hand tends to stop and then I’m all flustered and, well, frankly… it’s just bad. My assignment for the week is to work on that – to get the speed and quit spazzing about wrong notes.

2. Also got to put together a cd of some songs I’d like to learn for my teacher. This means that in the next few weeks, I’ll probably learn one or two new songs that I really LOVE, which is awesome. It makes a huge difference to play stuff I like.

3. I have had “Falling Slowly” stuck in my head since watching American Idol the other night. I’m glad Matt was saved last night, but can’t believe he would have been the one voted off. All I can think of is that Lil has a HUGE family that voted for her. Or she’s the “Vote for the Worst” candidate at the moment.

4. I think I need to find a better guitar pick. I have 1003 (or so it seems, they rattle around in my guitar case), but only one that feels good in my hand, though it’s kind of on the flimsy side. Need to go find something that feels better.

5. I made homemade bagels again last night. As good as a bakery? Nope. But… still… Not bad. I pulled them out of the oven and the girls and I tore into them before they even cooled down. Worth it, though.

6. Music of the week – Inspired by a friend’s status message, I picked up “Boom, Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas which is awesome for working out. (And of course, “Falling Slowly” from Once. Like I said, stuck in my head).

7. It’s almost 60 degrees today. I have short sleeves on. Actually, it’s a smidge cold yet for me to be in short sleeves, but I can’t help myself. It’s warmer than it’s been. Finally.

8. I am so burned out on cooking. I have run out of ideas. Cooking is not fun.

9. I figured out the macro setting on my digital camera and now I’m taking closeups of every plant in our yard. I’m sure I’ll lose my enthusiasm soon. Hope so. There’s only about four plants.

10. We ran out of syrup the other day. The Princess was pretty upset and refused to eat her pancake with no syrup. I, on the other hand, have never liked syrup. The only exception to my anti-syrup rule is bacon (because bacon is so healthy it needs a little syrup?). I have a feeling I’m in the vast minority with my lack of love for syrup.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect says

    My husband likes syrup on his scrambled eggs. I think that’s almost as weird as people who put ketchup on theirs.

    Um, sorry if you put ketchup on your eggs. 🙂

  2. We ran out of syrup but avoided catastrophe by dusting them with powdered sugar. Took some convincing to get my Boy to eat it but saved the day.

    And I think Lil IS the Vote for the Worst pick this week.

    Short sleeves sounds nice…we’re still getting snow!

  3. Neither of my boys eat syrup on anything… I love it on my bacon and sausage too… as you said, to make it healthier!!

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