Sunday, May 27, 2012

I want to improve

There's so many things I want to be better at:  blogging for example.  I would love to post weekly or even more frequently, take fantastic photos (and make and do fantastic stuff to take photos of). 

I also want to be a better housekeeper.  My place suffers from a distinct lack of attention.  It'd be great to not be embarrassed when visitors arrive unexpectedly!

 I'd also like to be better at sight-reading music.  I'm moderately competent but would like to improve to extremely competent;  I would love to sit down to the piano and be able to play a piece of music through to tempo.  Right now I can usually do it if the tempo is Andante or slower.  Trouble is, I love fast and loud music, like Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody and Chopin's Revolutionary Study.

On the other hand, something I feel quite satisfied in:  my gardening.  I'm no expert, but I feel experienced and confident in my skills.  I put in enough work to make the outcome worthwhile.  One of my neighbors commented about my many weeds;  I told him it was a wildlife garden.  He didn't believe me, but it really is the truth!  I don't actually mind most of my weeds--they're banished from the main parts, but are allowed around the edges.  Side note:  our new chickens are brilliant at weeding.

I also feel pretty happy about my family and my relationships with Partner and Franklin.  I feel we make a good team and we have many more fun days than we do difficult days.  Perhaps I'll post a bit more about our fun family days in the future. 

1 comment:

Gilbrides said...

I often feel the need to improve many aspects of my life as well. Most days I end up telling myself that there is a time and a season to everything. So if weeding doesn't seem to be a priority, I tell myself I'll weed when the kids can help :) You are so amazing Galadriel, and I would LOVE to have the many talents you already posses!

PS. I think having a great family relationship is the highest priority! Great job!