Wow, yesterday I surprised myself! I got up the mountain, recorded a bonus episode, AND went to singing lessons. I was expecting said singing lesson to suck eggs, as I try usually NOT to mix mountain allergens NOR using my voice in harsh ways prior to singing lessons. However, I wanted to get the bonus episode in yesterday because it fit into my media allowance for March (saving $$$ here).
I have to say there’s been a dip in the Coffee Klatch participation and Amazon shopping, so I need to watch my podcast budget a bit more closely. But that’s all a part of the ups and downs that come with doing this show. I’m STILL amazed I’m still here and the show is growing slowly as new BCs discover me and go through the show from day 1.
It is pretty strange to think of my past self preserved in media files for all time (or for as least as long as I pay the media fees to keep them live). The immediacy of my recording each day means that to new BCs listening to my past, THAT Laurie is alive and kicking or celebrating or whining as that episode dictates.
Sometimes I wonder if past Laurie would recognize future Laurie?
For example, back to singing lesson, I NAILED it! My voice was stronger, more powerful and had a few more notes of range both on the top AND bottom – despite sinus issues from allergies. Wow, I AM getting better. I’m also working to sing with an accompaniment Suz sent me of my song, Whistle Down the Wind. When she first sent it, months ago, I couldn’t sing to it at all. I needed to be tied to my own piano picking in order to hit the notes. Now I only stick at one place, and if I practice a bit, I think I will get it. It is REALLY fun to have this full piano accompaniment to sing with and I so appreciate Suz for helping to fill my life with music!
Well, if you read my funny house disaster experience, then you can guess what’s on TODAY’s agenda. Yep, my exercise today will be doing what I call, “The BIG downstairs cleaning”. This is all that is required to move the furniture, clean the SH*T out of the tile floors, dust, vacuum the dang designer drapes that LOOK nice but can’t be washed like my preferred cheap-ass drapes in the front room, and other tortures that will make me feel 100,000,000 times better once accomplished.
First step, I need to declutter and wash my dining room table. Hmmm, easier to eat mindfully when not staring at piles of bills and bike helmets…
Wish me luck…
How about you?
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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. 🙂
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