Monday, May 28, 2012

Puzzling over Piano

Being at Grandma's house meant that I could practice piano. I brought my piano books along in case we found a retirement home or a piano store along the road that I could stop and practice at. But what about when we can't find anywhere to practice? What about when we're too tired to stop somewhere, or if we're too busy?
No fear, Paper Piano is here!

This morning while I still had access to Grandma's piano, I taped a few pieces of paper together and made myself a paper piano which I can practice on when I don't have access to a real piano. It's real sized and looks pretty cool! I tried it out with Sonatina in C by Bertini and it worked well enough! I'm not about to stop practicing just because I'm on vacation!
Today we drove and drove. There were about a million little flies in the car and we were shooing them out all morning. I think we finally got them all, though.
I got about three and a quarter pages of my novel re-written. I was writing practically all afternoon. I'm getting into the part of my novel where heavy heavy (HEAVY!) editing will be required.... I remember thinking while I was writing it, "I gotta get 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo! I'll just write this part really fast and then add all the description/character building scenes/everything else when I'm re-writing...." Now that time has come and I fear I will be re-writing for a loooong time. Oh well, I have good music and good company and a 10(ish) hour drive in the car tomorrow.

Right now Mom, Grandma, and I are in a VERY nice (and cheap!) hotel. There are two TV's in our room and a small sitting room. I have never been in a hotel this nice.

Tintin is enjoying the nice soft bed:

He wanted the whole thing to himself. I haven't told him that he's sleeping in my bag yet.... Oh well, he slept in worse places in the books.

Ta ta for now!


  1. Aw, it looks like you are having SUCH fun!!!! I got behind but I looked through the last few posts and it looks like so much fun!!!!!!!!!! And Tintin seems to be enjoying himself! It is sooo cool seeing pictures of things I know 8-D I remember the Wall.

  2. I am so impressed that you brought along a paper piano.. Luke is not.