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Determination Is The Key

Usually being a beginner to the world of blogging, I bypass the daily prompts.

Today the suggested prompt word ‘harmonize’ sparked interest. It’s a word I’ve become used to hearing the past few months since resuming piano lessons two months ago.

Although away from the music instrumental world for a period of time, I returned with a passion fueled with desire to learn more and complete both of my Adult All-In-One Course Level 1 books.

Previously I had gone off course when I requested to learn certain artists’ tunes and of course I can’t forget those beautiful Christmas carols.

I chose without the instructor’s request to review the manual page by page starting with Page 1. This extra-curricular activity already paid off in the short term when this past week I mastered quite a difficult piece over a two-week period.

The instructor’s smile and input were a most heartwarming reward for all the effort I’d  put into self-discipline practice.

Harmony in piano is defined as playing notes together. It accompanies melody which is made up of notes played separately. I attained my goal to play both hands together in perfect harmony.

This senior citizen is quite pleased with herself and looking forward to the next challenge amidst the 30 pages shy of completion of that first level book.

In life one is never too old to learn.

Three Things Challenge #701

Today’s words: dawn – skip – frost

It’s nearing the end of August and the summer months will soon

be behind us.

When we access our weather apps early dawn the temperatures

for the day will have dropped into the 40s, then 30s.

Too soon the frost, the spent flowers followed by unwelcome snow.

I wish I could skip over those winter months – ones I used to enjoy.

There’s something to be said for the adage ‘Too soon we get old’.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/08/25/three-things-challenge-701/

Truthful Tuesday: August 24th 2021

Today’s question:

If you live somewhere that it’s essential to own a vehicle for day-to-day

living, if public transportation where you live were to suddenly be

improved to the point that it became a viable alternative to taking your

own vehicle, would you still feel the need to own a vehicle? On the flip

side, if you do live where there is decent public transportation, do you

still find it necessary to own a vehicle?

Answer:

In 2009 I moved back to my hometown. My apartment complex is

located a few blocks from the last house I shared with my parents.

In comparison to the ‘now’ times public transportation was more

accessible back then and I recall days, months, years of taking the

bus to work (even two of them at one point in time).

Owning my own vehicle allowed me more independence with the

time schedule throughout the years; however, since I don’t drive

long distances nor every day the expense of owning a car may

outweigh the cost of public transportation.

I’ve given thought to leasing a vehicle which would cut my

yearly vehicle budget.

Recently I learned the town provides a service of a mini-bus

to local stores and for a $10.00 fee to cover the price of gas

a volunteer will drive you to out-of-town doctor’s visits.

I’m still pondering thoughts and options for upcoming year 2022.

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2021/08/24/truthful-tuesday-august-24th-2021/

One Liner Wednesday: August 25th 2021

Today’s prompt: good news – bad news

Curious, a few days ago I joined one of Facebook’s private groups, ‘I Don’t Like

People’ and found the high percentage of members weren’t ‘introverts’ rather

those who’d suffered at the hands of others which led them to no longer trust

any individual, even family members.

https://lindaghill.com/2021/8/25/one-liner-wednesday-good-news-bad-news-2/

SoCS: August 14th 2021

prompt word: luck

https://lindaghill.com/2021/08/13/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-14-2021/

Extremely late post
Refrain head of class week boast

Uncertain pingback access
Reversal bottom top process

Sheer luck mid-week address thankful remain up
Yeah, still time recover self – assignment makeup

Prompt enjoyable week-end writing exercise
Procrastinate excuse minimize follow self-criticize

A household popular cookware party online
Search pages items purchase personal hard find

Cooking for one often challenge necessities buy
Especially during down-size actual needs supply

Luck for host found few useful items
Desire app usage pay online not always welcome

Little struggle transaction finally complete
Another win for me – receive e-mail receipt

Following morn surprise text raffle winner be
Sheer luck smiles accompany double dose tea.

Truthful Tuesday: August 10, 2021

Today’s question:

When it comes to movies, do you prefer watching them in the comfort of your

own home, or would you rather go to a theater?

Answer:

The days of sitting through a movie in a dark theater seated wherever I could

find an empty seat are behind me.

High ticket prices, truly overpriced snacks and rude people all played a part in

my decision years ago to watch movies at home.

The couch is way more comfortable and nobody is going to kick the back thus

no possibility of a feud between absolute strangers.

It’s also possible to rent a movie on cable for a period of time with the ability

to stop it and restart from point left off.

Overall to remain in a safe environment and spend far less cash is way more

feasible and comfortable.

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2021/08/10/truthful-tuesday-august-10th-2021/

Three Things Challenge: #685

Today’s words: injury – most – romantic

For weeks the happy couple anticipated this romantic

evening, a candle-lit dinner at one of the local expensive

5-star restaurants.

Tonight was the night they’d celebrate their first wedding

anniversary.

Young, their faces glowing, enjoying a sparkling champagne

toast painted a most beautiful picture of a loving couple.

Unknown ahead . . .

Within minutes all would soon fade replaced by visions

of foreign gray matter, the beginning of the dinner spoiler.

When appetizers were served the young man was

shocked to see several somewhat strange-looking particles

floating atop his steaming hot bowl of chicken soup.

The couple stared at the foreign ingredient. Those minute

pieces didn’t melt nor sink.

Perhaps he should have taken his wife’s suggestion and ordered

the restaurant’s fresh house garden salad.

Although no injury from what now appeared be referenced

contaminated appetizer the man suddenly experienced

loss of appetite and stated ‘no thanks’ when the waitress

brought the already ordered main course.

Poor smiling waitress met with a short-tempered patron.

‘Oh dear’ were her words as she ran off to the kitchen.

Once notified of the situation, the restaurant owner

acted in a most reputable business manner offering up

an apology plus free meals for the couple’s celebration.

The man suffering from a bout of queasiness decided

to cut the evening short.

What a sour note experience!

How unfortunate carelessness of another is the culprit

to spoil such a beautiful occasion.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/08/09/three-things-challenge-685/

Share Your World: 8-09-2021

Today’s questions:

1. Restrictions are being lifted all over the world.
Do you feel it’s safe to go out and mingle in crowds
in light of the Pandemic?

ANSWER: Not at this time as it appears opening up the
country (even at a slow pace) has taken a turn for
the worse.

2. What are some things that are okay to do occasionally
but definitely not okay to do every day?

ANSWER: Ordering take-out food and shopping for expensive
designer clothes.

3. Would you relocate for love (romantic or otherwise)?

ANSWER: Doubtful during this last chapter of life – Chuckle!

4. Do you believe in any conspiracy theories? (no judgment)

ANSWER: Yes, however I choose to keep my opinions private.

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2021/08/09/share-your-world-8-9-2021/