Tuesday, November 3, 2009

DeNae's Month o' Gratitude, Day Three

I really only started this yesterday, but I did two days in one. I'm efficient like that. This month I'm attempting to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, so my blog posts are going to be abbreviated, which means they'll now only be twice as long as normal bloggers' posts.

3: I am thankful for my piano students. Some days, I love them because of the joy of discovery, and the journey toward a lifetime of music that I am priveleged to begin with them. Other days, I'm just happy their parents' checks cleared. Either way, it's all good.

14 comments:

Happy Mom said...

And those of us who can't teach, are grateful for our children's piano teachers. Thanks to them, our home has been full of music, (and the not so musical) for many years.

Brooke said...

Well, for the first time EVER, I now have just the slightest reason to move to Vegas. I'd love you to teach my kids to play the piano. Just promise me - PLEASE - that you won't make them play Fur Elise. I #@$%'in HATE that song!

Melanie J said...

I'm grateful for plastic bags. Because all my neighbors have dogs and it would get really ugly around here without those baggies.

wendy said...

Month o'Gratitude eh.
Hmmmm ---once I knew how to play the piano. I complained, now I miss it. I gave my piano to one of my kids so HIS kids could take lessons.

and it is always good when checks don't bounce, awkward calling your neighbors, ward members, hey...I know you had to pay your tithing and all, but your check bounced.

You had lap band surgery?????Now that's one thing I did not know about you. Cool!!!!!!!!!! and you can still eat junk food -----cooler!!!!

I am on my way for that destined trip to Mexico if I keep up at this rate.

Lara said...

Ooh that's a good one. I like it best when I am in the thankful for musical progress mode. Right now I'm in the thankful for the check and that's all mode. I need to work on that attitude. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

Ah, money...er, I mean, MUSIC! One of life's true joys.

Kazzy said...

I am thankful for my sweeties I work with every day! Sp Ed rocks!

The Garden of Egan said...

Well, I'm afraid the thing I would be grateful for is that they were leaving. Pounding on the piano sends me over the top.........crazy. I have a piano. I don't know how to play the piano, so it's kinda like decoration. The grandkids come...they think they can play the piano. Maybe I need to ship them to you. My check would clear this week.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

;) You make me smile. I am so darn proud of you for starting on your novel. YOU GO, GIRL. I'm sending out my energy into the universe.

I bet your dad is up there helping you!

Btw, your verifier says cardragon. Hmmmm

Goldibug said...

Thanks for the smile!

Today's verification code: eczerari

AS Amber said...

I'm thankful that you taught me how to play the piano. Until I had to choose between lessons and therapy.

Seriously though, I'm glad I can play the little amount that I can. Play. The piano, that is.

The Damsel In DisDress said...

I already knew I liked you, but you teach piano--like me--and you're doing nano--like I did last year. So yeah. Cool.

Doing nanowrimo was amazing and freaky and hard and crazy and wonderful! I hope you love it.

Lacy said...

We want to become one of those piano students! I promise to never bounce a check :)

M-Cat said...

Elder L had a piano teacher once. Then he quit. I cried. She cried. No more checks.