Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 9:48 AM
Another beautiful day out there. Yesterday came around in the afternoon. You never know what you'll get or for how long you'll get it, as far as the weather in central Illinois.
This month has been a little bumpier as far as sleep. Four days with less-than-adequate shuteye. Most of the time I sleep fine, but I do have these little patches where I have trouble.
Unfortunately, today is also one of those days. The only thing I really know to do is to stay active, and keep as positive an outlook as I can muster. This too shall pass....
Nothing new on YouTube or Mr Know-it-all, but maybe something you haven't heard or read. I'm still practicing most every day, but sometimes I just play along with the metronome or with no accompaniment.
The metronome is an essential part of practicing, and I tend to use it for most of the session. Still I think it's a good idea to also try playing without it, to see how steady your time is. Also to see just how you sound.
Coffee is helping. Sleep or not, it's an essential part of my morning. I seldom do more than a pot of Morning Joe. Three or so cups usually does it.
Speaking of Morning Joe, it's about time to freshen my cup. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Tuesday to you! More later.