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MOYD 2018

Posted By: SwissMS

MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 08:09 AM

MOYD, "Master of Your Own Destiny", is a personal challenge where you commit to playing the piano for some amount of time every single day. It might be a few hours, it might be a few minutes - it doesn't matter - as long as you sit down and touch those keys!!!

It doesn't matter if it is a grand, an upright, or a digital. Nor does it matter if it is your piano or any other. If you are traveling and you come across an available piano and play for five minutes, it counts! Any piano, anywhere, for any amount of time will do the job.

If you miss a day you must come here and say so. Please report AFTER the fact. We only need to know when you DID miss playing - not that you "might not be able to play".

2018 will be the 14th year of MOYD on ABF.

MOYD RULES

1. Participating in MOYD requires you to sit on the piano bench and play something at least once daily. That's it. There is no minimum amount of time required. Five minutes counts... but more is better. Simply get to the piano everyday, let it become a habit, and see what good things happen to your piano skills.

2. If you are away from home (for business, or for personal reasons) , you don't have to practice/play that day. You go to the 'Excused list".

3. If you are sick, you don't have to practice/play. You go to the 'Excused list".

4. If you are at home, and you are not sick and you miss a day, you have to come here and tell us the sad story of what kept you from playing. Then you go to the "Back on the Wagon" list.

5. You may start late - however no new participants are accepted after September 30th. This is a hard deadline in fairness to everyone who has participated all year.

6. Everyone who has reported being away, being sick, falling off and getting back on the wagon, or who signs up late has the right to put the MOYD 2018 badge in their signatures on 31 December 2018.

HOW TO JOIN

Simply reply to this thread declaring your enthusiastic willingness to join in and be committed to the plan! I will check in regularly and update this first page with the information you provide.

Signature pictures will be offered to those who are 2018 MOYD winners. Below you will find the 2017 Siggies, for those who participated in 2017.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR SIGNATURE:
1. Place your cursor on the desired icon,
2. right click,
3. go to properties,
4. copy the Url, or copy image address
5. go to your profile page signature box,
6. place cursor,
7. click on "enter an image" paste. ( add [img] before the address and [/img] after. The badge address should read [ img]http://forum.pianoworld.com//gallery/42/medium/9345.png[/img], without the space after the first bracket).
8. save changes

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So, 2017 MOYD'ers, grab a badge and display it proudly! You earned it with your hard work in 2017. Then, join in again for another year of fun with MOYD!

2018 MOYD participants:
Qazsedcft
Gibbsey
Michael.
dogperson
ClsscLib
gingko2
Anita Potter
Johan B
MeganR
casinitaly
SwissMS
FarmGirl
torquenale
jandz
Stubbie
late2thegame
Chili_Time
hreichgott
dynamobt
Terry Michael
fofig
MH1963
pianosuzemn
ChopinAddict
MDropout
alans
my58vw
PatrickBl
Morodiene
barbaram
Finfan
greywullf
zillybug
CLM Piano Learner
wouldloveto
scorpio
Soo
Greta99
Osho
SadieLady
Bsw
NobleHouse
PinkPianist
Tramy
Piano4Evr
Skullie
Micael K.
michaelvi
DrJeff
salzdt
CharlieBravoNine
WiseBuff
elenmirie
GidgetKeys
KaylaX
CLM Piano Learner

Excused Days:

Barbaram - Jan 19-20, March 10, Mar 28- April 4, July 20-18, Sept 3-6, Oct 22, Oct 27-29, Nov 16, 23
bSharp(C)yclist - March 30-April 6, Aug 5-9, Dec 21-27
casinitaly - March 14-18, April 28-30, May 20, June 10, July 10-16, 23-31, Sept. 7, 9, Oct 19, Dec 16, 22
CLM Piano Learner - May 3-5, 8-10
ClsscLib - Feb 20-21, Mar 20,25, April 19, June 12, 21, 25, July 18-19, Aug 13, 15,16, Oct.18-19, 21-26. Nov 13-16
Downhill Fast - Oct 12-14, Dec 14
Finfan- July 11-26, Aug 21
dynamobt - May 28-June 6
fofig- Jan 17-18
Finfan- Sept 1-3
GidgetKeys - Feb 6, April 8, Aug 6, Aug 11, Nov 25
Greywulf - May 31, July 6,12, 24-25,Nov 22-23, Dec 24-25
Haunted Keys- April 26-27
Johan B - Jan 9
late2thegame - Jan 20
LadyAcadia - March 23, July 21, Aug 31, Oct 17,19,20
LarryShone - Nov 24-25
ly95- April 26-27
MeganR - Jan 23, Feb 20, April 26-27, July 7-8, Sept 29, Oct 21-22
MH1963 - Feb 17, April 9, May 24-29, July 16-31, Dec 8-11
michaelvi - Jluy 15-21, Ot 31-Nov 11
motoduc - June 16-17
Qazsedcft - April 29-May 3, Aug 5-6, Oct 31-Nov 3
Osho- March 26, June 14-16
PatrickBl - Jan 23-Feb 3, 23, 27, March 21-April 11, May 11-12. Aug 20, Oct 20-29, Nov 15, Nov 26-Dec 8
SadieLady - April 21-28, Dec 228-30
Skullie - Feb 6
Stubbie- Feb 26-Mar 6, June 17-30, Sept 10
SwissMS Sept 7, 8-9, Dec 21-26
pianosuzemn - March 31-April 7, April 18-20, July 21-28, Oct 18-22
torquenale- March 14-18, 20, April 10, July 10-19, Aug 29-30,Sept 24-25, Oct 24-Nov 5
TomLC - Sept 22-25
wouldloveto - April 10, July 15-21, Aug 26
zillybug - Jan 30, March 3-5, June 6-7, Dec 28

Back on the Wagon
Skulle - Jan 18
Anita Potter - Jan 27
dogperson - Feb 7
GidgetKeys May 4, Sept 4
LadyAcadia - May 7
barbaram - May 5, June 6
torquenale - Sept 23
LadyAcadia - Oct 8
GidgetKeys - Oct 22


Late Starters:

ly95 - Feb 3
ajames - Feb 6
motoduc - Feb 6
TomLC- Feb 21
LadyAcadia - Feb 22
Haunted Keys - March 5
casualObserver- May 13
folly - June 17
thepianoplayer416 -July 23
Smurfette - Aug 1
Downhill_Fast - Sept 25
LarryShone - Sept. 30
Posted By: Qazsedcft

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 09:19 AM

Of course, count me in. smile

Thanks SwissMS for maintaining this thread.
Posted By: Gibbsey

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 09:43 AM

Count me in as well.
Thanks
Posted By: Michael.

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 11:48 AM

Count me in.
Posted By: dogperson

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 12:08 PM

Sign me up
Thanks so much for doing this!
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 12:13 PM

I'm in. Thanks so much for all your hard work!
Posted By: gingko2

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 12:39 PM

Sign me up! Thanks, Swiss MS.
Posted By: Anita Potter

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 01:29 PM

I'm going to give this a whirl again. The one and only time (about 2 years ago) I attempted this I epically failed at it. I'm hoping this time around I won't.
Posted By: Johan B

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 01:53 PM

Dear Swiss MS,

Sign me up for 2018! Thanks for making this thread for so many years. thumb

Best regards,
Johan B
Posted By: MeganR

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 02:18 PM

I'm in for 2018

Thanks!!!
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 04:33 PM

Thanks for keeping track of us again this coming year SwissMs.

I hereby declare my enthusiastic willingness to commit to MOYD for 2018!

Thanks also for the new siggy badges!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 04:59 PM

Welcome everyone! This is a dedicated bunch. We are going to have another great year in 2018! I have added the following:
Qazsedcft
Gibbsey
Michael.
dogperson
ClsscLib
gingko2
Anita Potter
Johan B
MeganR
casinitaly
SwissMS
Posted By: FarmGirl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 05:30 PM

I'm in this year.
Hope I can make it.
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 07:55 PM

Please count me in.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 07:58 PM

Welcome FarmGirl and torquenale! I will add you to the list.
Posted By: jandz

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 09:33 PM

Yes, please. I'd love to be included. This was a lot of fun last year. Thank you for hosting it again!
Posted By: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 09:51 PM

Count me in for 2018 and thank you, SwissMS, for riding herd on this bunch.
Posted By: late2thegame

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/29/17 11:01 PM

2017 was a good year at the piano; please add me to the 2018 MOYD list. Thank you.
Posted By: Chili_Time

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 01:56 AM

I have been waiting for this. I'm in!
Posted By: hreichgott

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 02:25 AM

I declare my enthusiastic willingness to join in and be committed to the plan!
Posted By: dynamobt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 02:31 AM

Sign me up, please! I swear this is what makes me practice some days!
Posted By: Terry Michael

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 07:59 AM

It’s crazy how effective this is!

Oh-and please sign me up too!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 09:28 AM

Welcoming the following members to the list!
jandz
Stubbie
late2thegame
Chili_Time
hreichgott
dynamobt
Terry Michael
Posted By: fofig

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 11:31 AM

Hi all,

And here I am for the second year...! Count me in.

This helped me enormously last year!!!!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 12:29 PM

I will add you to the list, fofig!
Posted By: MH1963

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 03:30 PM

Count me in! This is a great motivator!!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 04:11 PM

MH1963 - I will add you to the list!
Posted By: pianosuzemn

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 07:48 PM

Count me in! Thank you!
Posted By: ChopinAddict

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/30/17 08:41 PM

Sign me up again, please. Thank you!
Posted By: Palmpirate

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 04:27 AM

Well, I had a year off from MOYD but am ready to start again for 2018!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 07:18 AM

Welcome to:

pianosuzemn
ChopinAddict
Palmpirate

I will add you to the list!
Posted By: MDropout

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 01:58 PM

Please add me as well. Thanks.

Ryan
Posted By: pianosuzemn

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 02:27 PM

Hello,
I can't get the MOYD2017 in my signature! I'm on a mac computer, and I wonder if that is part of the problem? Your directions are clear, but I don't seem to have the options that you are describing. Any ideas?

Thanks!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 03:13 PM

What you should paste in your profile signature is:

[ img]http://forum.pianoworld.com//gallery/42/medium/9345.png[/img]

Just delete the space after the first bracket, and it should work. Hope this helps!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 03:14 PM

MDropout Welcome! I added you to the list.
Posted By: alans

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 06:19 PM

Please add me to the list. I tried last year and didn’t even pass one week. It’s tough but I believe in it.

Thanks!
Posted By: my58vw

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 06:23 PM

Please add me to the list. I have taken a month off, but I am ready to commit for this year...
Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 07:32 PM

I'm in again. Thanks SwissMS.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/17 07:41 PM

Please sign my up for 2018!

Thank you for all your work, SwissMS smile
Posted By: dynamobt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/18 03:11 AM

Weird. I had no luck with my new Windows 10 PC uploading the logo to my profile. Right clicking on the appropriate logo did not bring up “properties”. And without the link to the logo there was no way to transfer it. Of course, I had already deleted last year’s logo. Guess I will go without. I know i’ve completed the challenge for a few years running. That’s all that matters. Anyone with Windows 10 figure out how to transfer a logo to their profile?
Posted By: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/18 06:23 AM

Originally Posted by dynamobt
Weird. I had no luck with my new Windows 10 PC uploading the logo to my profile. Right clicking on the appropriate logo did not bring up “properties”. And without the link to the logo there was no way to transfer it. Of course, I had already deleted last year’s logo. Guess I will go without. I know i’ve completed the challenge for a few years running. That’s all that matters. Anyone with Windows 10 figure out how to transfer a logo to their profile?
I don't have Windows 10, but clicking on the logo did not bring up properties for me, either.

What I did was right click on the logo and hit "copy image address." Then I went to "edit profile," scrolled down to the signature box, and right clicked to add the image address. I needed to add [img] before the copied address and and [/img] at the end. That did the trick.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/18 07:06 AM

Happy New Year, everyone! I have added the following to the list:
alans
my58vw
PatrickBl
Morodiene

Stubbie- I added "copy image address" to the instructions, as well as as instructions to add the [img] and [/img]. The website has changed and the insert image function is only available on the full editor. Hopefully that will help others figure out how to insert the badge. Thanks for pointing it out.
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/18 11:11 AM

Count me in too please SwissMs - year 5!
Posted By: Triryche

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/18 02:59 PM

Happy New Year!!

Please add me to the list, I've been slacking too long.

Thanks!!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/18 04:16 PM

Welcome barbaram and Triryche! I have added you to the list.
Posted By: Finfan

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/18 10:18 PM

Happy New Year all!

Sign me up! I'll give it another try.

I also want to see if the icon change happened!
Posted By: greywullf

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 01:09 AM

My piano is home after a 6 year absence.
Count me in.
Posted By: zillybug

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 01:10 AM

Please add me to the list. Thank you for doing this.
Judy
Posted By: CLM Piano Learner

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 06:00 AM

Please sign me up for 2018. It really worked well for me in 2017 and was such a good motivator. Thanks for organizing this!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 07:10 AM

Finfan
greywullf
zillybug
CLM Piano Learner

Welcome! I have added you to the list.
Posted By: wouldloveto

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 11:47 AM

Hello SwissMS. Proudly wearing my first badge for 2017! smile Can you please add me for 2018?
I started yesterday with a short session despite being sick: I didn't want to begin the new year with a missing day... wink
Posted By: scorpio

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 12:50 PM

Happy New Year, wishing everyone a musical year at the piano!

SwissMS, Please sign me up for 2018. And thank you for your time and work administering MOYD.

Cheers
Posted By: Soo

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 02:30 PM

I'm in!!
Posted By: Greta99

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 03:59 PM

Please sign me up. Thank you!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 04:19 PM

Welcome to MOYD 2018:
wouldloveto
scorpio
Soo
Greta99

I have added you to the list!
Posted By: dynamobt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 04:26 PM

My computer must be really weird because I can "copy" but not "copy the image address". There doesn't seem to be any way on my computer to see the address of the badge to paste it into my profile. I am really not computer savvy I guess.
Posted By: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 05:32 PM

Originally Posted by dynamobt
My computer must be really weird because I can "copy" but not "copy the image address". There doesn't seem to be any way on my computer to see the address of the badge to paste it into my profile. I am really not computer savvy I guess.

When you move your cursor over the image and click using the "right" button, what list of options do you see?

(I am using Windows 7. I'm not computer savvy either, but I manage to muddle my way through most of the time. smile )
Posted By: wouldloveto

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/02/18 11:06 PM

Hi. For those struggling with Windows 10 to copy the image address, when you right click, from the popup menu pick "Copy Image location", then follow to the letter the rest of the instructions by SwissMS and you'll get there. smile
Posted By: Osho

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/03/18 01:43 AM

I would like to sign up - this is my first time signing up for MOYD - and am very excited to sign up!!

Osho
Posted By: SadieLady

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/03/18 03:00 AM

I'm in!
Posted By: Bsw

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/05/18 12:57 AM

Please add me to the list.

Successful 2017 and hoping the same for 2018
Posted By: NobleHouse

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/05/18 03:28 AM

This sounds like a great goal. I would like to join too!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/05/18 07:37 AM

Welcome to MOYD:
Osho
SadieLady
Bsw
NobleHouse

I have added you to the list.
Posted By: PinkPianist

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/05/18 08:16 AM

Wow, this is a great idea! I could definitely use some accountability. Please add me.
Posted By: tramy

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/06/18 09:17 AM

I'll give this one a try. Please sign me up!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/06/18 10:24 AM

Wecome:

PinkPianist
Tramy

I have added you to the MOYD List!
Posted By: Piano4Evr

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/06/18 05:08 PM

I'm all in
Posted By: Skullie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/10/18 05:50 PM

Sounds interesting, I'll give it a try!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/10/18 06:34 PM

Welcome to MOYD:

Piano4Evr
Skullie

I have added you to the list!
Posted By: Johan B

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/10/18 11:40 PM

Hi there,

Tuesday 9 january I worked the whole day and went home about 23h.....so no opportunity to play......argh......long time ago that I had day like this.
Mea culpa........No piano this day......have to say sorry😩😩

Today, 10 january also the whole day from home......BUT......I had a one hour break in one of the buildings of my college, I work for........and yes there was a Yamaha upright.....played for one hour and a group of colleagues was listening and were enthousiastic....some of them did not know I play piano, for them a big surprise.....😀😀......a better piano-day.

Best regards,
Johan B
Posted By: Micael K.

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/12/18 01:39 AM

2018 resolution is to play more piano so count me in!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/12/18 08:04 AM

Johan B- That sounds like a very long day! I will add Jan 9 to your excused list.

Micael K. - Welcome to MOYD!
Posted By: DrJeff

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/12/18 07:48 PM

Hi,

Please sign me up for 2018. Last year was successful for me, not a lot of days missed for travel or illness. Even for travel, it is nice that the MSP airport has a piano...

Jeff
Posted By: michaelvi

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/13/18 10:37 AM

Hello SwissMS,
Happy New Year everybody!
I didn't post here around December end - January beginning, but I did play Piano a bit ("5 minutes count" - right?) and hope to keep going this year as well. Please add me to the list smile
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/13/18 12:03 PM

I have added you to the 2018 MOYD list michaelvi and DrJeff. Happy playing!
Posted By: Skullie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/15/18 01:34 PM

I have to have to do this already, but I must apologize for missing practice on January 13th and 14th. I spent the weekend working on renovations to my house and by the time we stopped for the day I was too tired to do anything.
Posted By: salzdt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/18/18 01:15 AM

I would like to join the group, but I found the instructions confusing. Any suggestions?
Posted By: fofig

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/18/18 05:48 AM

ahrrrg...

Already in my first excused days! I am in Montpellier for work today and tomorrow. No piano :-(

thanks
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/18/18 08:23 AM

Skullie, I will put you back on the wagon January 15. Renovations are always exhausting, but I bet the result will be great!

salzdt - Welcome to MOYD! All you do is report here when you are unable to play due to illness or travel and I will record your excused days, For days that you do not play, but you could have, you also report here and I will put you on the Back on the Wagon list. You can play as little as five minutes on a day, and it counts.

fofig- I will add Jan 17-19 to your list. Have a good trip and be on the lookout for lonely pianos waiting to be played!
Posted By: CharlieBravoNine

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/19/18 03:47 PM

Add me to the list please
Posted By: elenmirie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/21/18 06:04 PM

Please count me in! Thanks again.
Posted By: WiseBuff

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/22/18 12:04 PM

Can't remember if I said to count me in but please do.
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/22/18 02:13 PM

Please may I be excused for 19/20 Jan - I was away for the weekend with no piano access
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/22/18 04:37 PM

Welcome to MOYD 2018:
CharlieBravoNine
elenmirie
WiseBuff

I have added you to the list.

Barbaram - I added Jan 19-20 to your excused list.
Posted By: late2thegame

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/22/18 11:12 PM

Please excuse my absence for Saturday 20 January; I was traveling and had no access to a piano.
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/24/18 01:32 AM

I would like to participate!
Posted By: jotur

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/24/18 05:23 AM

Happy birthday SwissMS!
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/24/18 07:54 AM

Buon compleanno SwissMs! Enjoy your day!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/24/18 08:53 AM

Thank you jotur and casinitaly! My hubby gave me the most beautiful bouquet last night. That is a great start to a good birthday!

late2thegame - I will add Jan 20 to your excused list.

GidgetKeys - Welcome to MOYD!
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/24/18 09:23 AM

¡Feliz cumpleaños, SwissMs!
¡Felicidades!
Posted By: MeganR

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/24/18 10:48 PM

Please excuse me for yesterday, Jan 23, was on a short business trip.

Happy Birthday SwissMS!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/25/18 09:06 AM

Thank you for the Happy Birthday wishes Barbaram and Megan R! I had a great day!

MeganR I will add Jan 23 to your excused list.
Posted By: KaylaX

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/26/18 09:19 PM

Me Me Me

I wanna join !!! Count me in !!!

I need the accountability. I have goals that need to be met for the year. So, inbetween chasing kids around I will sit my toosh at the bench and pound some ivories every day !!! Ha, and i have a portable keyboard so I have no excuses if I go on vacation.....lol !!!

Thank you !!!
Posted By: Anita Potter

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/27/18 01:25 PM

I don't think I could be excused for yesterday. I'm working on my own music recordings and was recording bass guitar yesterday and ran into some problems that I needed to fix and didn't touch the keyboard. The day before I had a sinus headache when I woke up and didn't do anything that night before work except stare at YouTube.

*sigh*
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/29/18 05:28 PM

KaylaX - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to the list.

Anita Potter - Hopefully you are feeling better! I will put you back on the wagon Jan 27!
Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/03/18 11:52 PM

Hello,

Please add me to the excused list for 23 Jan to 3 Feb. A south sea island cruise during which much food and drink was consumed, but very little piano was played.
Thanks SwissMS.

Patrick
Posted By: ly95

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/04/18 05:58 AM

Count me in please!
I started learning piano last September. I've been gradually developing a 3-hour-per-day practice routine since 2018! I hope I can stick to it by joining MOYD.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/04/18 12:04 PM

PatrickBl - Sounds like a fun cruise! I will add Jan 23- Feb 3 to your excused list.

ly95 - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to our late starters list.
Posted By: ajames

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/05/18 04:42 PM

I missed this somehow- sign me up for 2018 please
Posted By: zillybug

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/06/18 04:56 AM

Please excuse me for January 30th. I had an outpatient procedure that required anesthetic. I have had this type of IV anesthesia before and had been fine to practice later in the day . Well it was at a different hospital and because I have allergies they decided to put Benadryl in too without telling me. I never take Benadryl because it really knocks me out and when combined with the IV anesthesia I was not able to function for 21 hours so no practice that day.
Posted By: motoduc

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/06/18 04:57 PM

Please add me to the 2018 list. I managed to practice through the holidays and then forgot to sign up for the new year...again!

Thanks.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/06/18 06:11 PM

zillybug - That sounds awful! I hope you are doing better. I will ad Jan 30 to your excused list.

motoduc and ajames - I will add you to the late starter's list.
Posted By: Skullie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/07/18 01:43 PM

Please excuse me for February 6th. I had a course after work that lasted all evening.
Posted By: dogperson

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/07/18 01:56 PM

I had an Unexcused absence on the 5th unless I can use the excuse that my dog ate my music?
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/07/18 02:31 PM

Could I please be excused for February 6th? Our cat died right at suppertime. It was quite an emotional evening and by the time we buried him, it was nearly bedtime.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/07/18 02:44 PM

Skullie - I will add Feb 6 to your excused list.

dogperson- It is always the dogs fault grin Poor puppies. I will put you back on the wagon today.

GidgetKeys - I am so sorry for your loss. Pets become so much a part of the family! I will add Feb 6 to your excused list.
Posted By: TomLC

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/21/18 01:41 PM

If it is not too late, please add me to your late starters list. I only just discovered what this MOYD was about and I don't think I've missed a day this year (yet). Wish I had known, as it looks like a great incentive!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/21/18 02:00 PM


TomLC - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to our late starter's list.
Posted By: LadyAcadia

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/22/18 01:31 AM

With Spring right around the corner, I think I'll need this extra motivation to keeping up with daily practices. Please sign me up for MOYD. Thank you!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/22/18 07:24 AM

LadyAcadia - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to our late starter's list.
Posted By: MeganR

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/23/18 12:53 AM

Please excuse me for Tueday Feb 20, I was on a short work trip. I got home Wednesday just in time to squeeze in about 20 minutes on the bench. smile
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/23/18 08:22 AM

MeganR - I will add Feb 20 to your excused list.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/23/18 10:32 AM

I managed to practice every day this year until business travel and a heavy work schedule on the road required me to miss Feb. 20 and 21. Back on the bench yesterday!
Posted By: CLM Piano Learner

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/27/18 03:56 AM

Could you please add 2/25 and 2/26 to the excused list due to illness. I'll be back at it tomorrow, 2/27. Thanks!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 02/27/18 07:21 AM

CLM Piano Learner - I hope you are feeling better. I will add Feb 25-26 to your excused list.
Posted By: MH1963

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/05/18 02:51 PM

Please excuse me for 2/17/18, as I was traveling, and had no access to a piano.
Posted By: Haunted Keys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/05/18 11:03 PM

May I join as a late starter please? laugh
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/06/18 08:10 AM


MH1963- I will add Feb 17 to your excused list.

Haunted Keys - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to our late starter's list.
Posted By: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/06/18 11:53 PM

I missed Feb. 26 through March 6 due to travel to the sunny Southwest US.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/07/18 07:54 AM

Stubbie - I hope you had a nice vacation! I will add Feb 26-Mar 6 to your excused list.
Posted By: JayWalkingBlues

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/07/18 09:23 PM

So I liked the MYOD concept, but had decided not to be an active participant. That said, I play everyday.....EVERY day. For me, it's therapy. It's the thing that keeps me centered.. Before piano, it was guitar, or other instruments. Either way, it was music, everyday. Some days don't go well.....perhaps to many distractions or whatnot, but I still go through the motions. Well, I just went on vacation. Usually, If I go away, I will bring at least a ukulele so I can play something. This time I did not (at my wife's behest). The week was fine.....I didn't have the "withdrawals" I expected to have. I barely even thought about it while I was away. But the most wonderful thing happened upon my return. Not that I was feeling "burned out" or stale, but I have had a rejuvenation, a resurgence of musical passion that completely caught me off guard. I'm playing better than before I left. Things are coming to me faster and easier. I'm just very pleased with what a week off has done for me.....

that is all
Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/12/18 04:29 AM

Please excuse me for Feb 23 and 27. A couple of nights sampling the delights of Brisbane.

Thanks.

Patrick
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/12/18 10:42 AM

Please may I be excused for 10 March, I was away for the weekend
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/12/18 10:58 AM

PatrickBl - I added Feb 23 and 27 to your excused list.

barbaram - I added March 10 to your list.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/16/18 09:20 PM

I have to go on the excused list for 14, 15, 16 March - I've been hit with an inner ear problem and it really threw me for a loop with vertigo and nausea.

I saw the dr today and meds are already kicking in - I feel sure I'll play tomorrow!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/17/18 07:25 AM

Casinitaly - That sounds terrible! I am glad you are feeling better. I will add March 14-16 to your excused list.
Posted By: zillybug

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/17/18 02:57 PM

Please excuse me from March 3rd to March 5th. I was dog sitting at my daughters house and fell on the stairs. I had x rays and fortunately nothing is broken but I was in too much pain to practice. The sciatic nerve is evidently inflamed and for the first couple of days it hurt to move anything. I am back to practicing with my left hand due to the tendinitis in my right hand. I am seeing a physical therapist for that next week.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/17/18 03:45 PM

Wow zillybug, that sounds terrible! I hope the tendonitis settles down soon, and the sciatica subsides. I will add March 3-5 to your excused list.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/19/18 07:41 AM

I have to be excused for Sunday 18 March as well. I tried playing on Saturday and did a bit, but it was not very successful. Yesterday I didn't even try. I'm not as bad as the first few days, but the dizziness is still there. The dr said it wouldn't go away overnight. Sadly - he was right.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/19/18 10:55 AM

Originally Posted by casinitaly
I have to go on the excused list for 14, 15, 16 March - I've been hit with an inner ear problem and it really threw me for a loop with vertigo and nausea.

I saw the dr today and meds are already kicking in - I feel sure I'll play tomorrow!



I had exactly the same problem a couple of years ago. It was terrifying, but fortunately it went away quickly and hasn’t come back.

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/19/18 11:47 AM

Casinitaly, that does not sound like any fun at all. I hope it passes soon! I will add March 18 to your list!
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/21/18 10:48 PM

Originally Posted by ClsscLib
I managed to practice every day this year until business travel and a heavy work schedule on the road required me to miss Feb. 20 and 21. Back on the bench yesterday!


In addition to Feb. 20 and 21, I also had to miss yesterday (Tuesday March 20) because of work travel and lack of time to practice.

Back at it today!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/22/18 06:07 AM

ClsscLib - I must have missed your earlier post! I will add Feb 20-21 and March 20 to your excused list!
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/25/18 09:42 AM

Please put me in the excused list for March 14-18 and 20. I had pain in both hands (and several other body parts, actually) and could hardly handling objects. My doctor prescribed me anti-inflammatory and now it's better. I'm waiting for the blood exams results, also.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/25/18 10:24 AM

torquenale - That does sound worrisome! I will add Mar 14-18,20 to your list. I hope everything checks out, and the pain subsides.
Posted By: LadyAcadia

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/26/18 01:01 AM

Hi,
I missed practice at the piano on Friday, March 23rd.

The day before, Thursday, I had put in extra hours at work & performed an act of kindness by clearing our elderly neighbour's driveway of snow & ice that I overslept Friday and didn't have my usual before work practice session. Then after work, we had choir practice for Palm Sunday service, Good Friday and Easter. I got home after 10pm and what energy I had left was to have a cup of tea followed by falling asleep on the sofa. 😴

I resumed practice yesterday, Saturday, 3/24. Thank you!
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/26/18 05:59 PM

I had to miss yesterday (Sunday 3/25) due to all-day, out-of-town business meetings and a long trip home. I was able to practice at the hotel on the GO Piano some on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday just wasn't feasible.

Back at it today!
Posted By: Osho

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/27/18 03:25 PM

Missed one day this year - 03/26 - out if town on vacation for spring break. Plan to he home tonight to get back playing.

Osho
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 03/27/18 04:31 PM

LadyAcadia - I sounds like an exhausting day! I will add March 23 to your excused list.

ClsscLib -Welcome back! I will add March 25 to your list.

Osho - I will add March 26 to your list.
Posted By: bSharp(C)yclist

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/01/18 02:25 AM

Just a heads up, I'll be absent 3/30 through 4/6. On the east coast visiting family. There is really old piano at my parent's place, but it is so out of tune, the sustain pedal is broken, keys not working, etc. It just sits in the basement and collects dust/mold. I played on it for about 60 seconds ... laugh
Posted By: TomLC

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/01/18 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
Just a heads up, I'll be absent 3/30 through 4/6. On the east coast visiting family. There is really old piano at my parent's place, but it is so out of tune, the sustain pedal is broken, keys not working, etc. It just sits in the basement and collects dust/mold. I played on it for about 60 seconds ... laugh


No excuse as far as I am concerned. (Good thing I don't make the rules.). JoBert and Gombessa would have taken it apart, fixed the pedal, regulated it, and had it in tune in no time! Have a good trip! Let's do lunch when you get back.
Posted By: bSharp(C)yclist

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/02/18 12:28 PM

Haha, sounds good. I enjoyed that restaurant. It was beautiful here yesterday in PA. Now we have 6 inches of snow this morning.
Posted By: pianosuzemn

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/08/18 12:34 AM

Hello, I was gone from March 31-April 7th and was nowhere near a piano. Capuchin monkeys--yes. Piano bird? Yes. But piano? No : )
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/08/18 05:25 AM

bSharp(C)yclist - I will add March 30 - April 6 to your list. Hope you had a good trip.

pianosuzemn - I will add March 31-April 7 to yours. Piano bird??? You sent me to Google to find out what that was. All I found was the Doors song, Piano Bird!
Posted By: wouldloveto

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/08/18 07:43 AM

Hello. Leaving today until Tuesday night for a short holiday, but please excuse me only for tomorrow: I will still be practising today (hands already on the keyboard) and on the returning day. Speaking about commitment...LOL
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/09/18 12:03 PM

Can I be excused for yesterday? I strained my wrist working outside. Hopefully it'll feel better by the time I get home today so I can be back at the keys this evening.
Posted By: pianosuzemn

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/10/18 12:37 PM

Piano bird is a certain type of Anhinga in Costa Rica which, when it opens its wings, looks like a piano! Here’s a link that shows it
http://www.wavetailart.com/blog/2017/2/anhinga-drying-its-wings
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/10/18 01:39 PM

Please may I be excused for 28 March - 4 April inclusive as I was on holiday without piano access.
Thanks!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/11/18 07:12 AM

wouldloveto - I will add April 10 to your list. Enjoy your holiday!

GidgetKeys - I will add April 8 to your list. I hope your wrist is better!

pianosuzemn - Huh! I learn something new everyday. Thanks for the piano bird picture!

barbaram- I will add Mar 28- April 4 to your list. I hope you had a great trip!
Posted By: dynamobt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/11/18 04:58 PM

I will need a couple of days reprieve next week as I get my left hip replaced on Monday. I have some easy technical exercises to do for when I don’t feel up to much practicing. I hope only to miss the days i’m In the hospital.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/11/18 06:01 PM

Originally Posted by dynamobt
I will need a couple of days reprieve next week as I get my left hip replaced on Monday. I have some easy technical exercises to do for when I don’t feel up to much practicing. I hope only to miss the days i’m In the hospital.



Oh- ouch! Best wishes !!!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/11/18 06:08 PM

Ooh dynamobt! That sounds major! Best wishes for a quick recovery! Let me know what days to put on your excused list after your surgery.
Posted By: dynamobt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/12/18 12:55 AM

Well, it IS pretty major! But it doesn’t affect my upper body. So, in theory, I should be able to sit at the piano and do something!
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/12/18 02:10 PM

Originally Posted by dynamobt
I will need a couple of days reprieve next week as I get my left hip replaced on Monday. I have some easy technical exercises to do for when I don’t feel up to much practicing. I hope only to miss the days i’m In the hospital.


Good luck dynamobt!
I know it's your lower body, but it is major surgery. Rest up all you need and don't rush back too soon.

And I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that it is SO important to be diligent about doing the PT exercises they will give you to do. Even more important than your piano practice, and that's saying a lot smile smile
Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/14/18 11:46 PM

Hello,
Please excuse me for 21 March to 11 April. I went on a cruise where I heard a lot of good music, but didn't play a note. (BTW, I like that cruise ships are sticking with live bands rather than the "karaoke" approach).
Thanks.

Patrick.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/15/18 06:17 AM

PatrickBl - I will add March 21-April 11 on your excused list. Hope you had a good time!
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/15/18 07:07 PM

May I be excused for April 10? I had to work until really late, so I had to go directly to the theatre show I booked last September and arrived late (and much tired) at home.
For pure luck I had already put the ticket in my backpack!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/16/18 07:20 AM

torquenale- Sounds like I long day. I will add April 10 to your excused list.
Posted By: dynamobt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/19/18 02:23 PM

Back home yesterday. I’ll only have missed 4/16,17, and 18.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/21/18 01:41 AM

Had to miss yesterday -- Thursday 4/19 -- due to business travel; back at it today!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/21/18 07:39 AM

ClsscLib- I will add April 19 to your excused list.
Posted By: Medved1

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/21/18 03:06 PM

Dear Everyone on MOYD and especially SwissMS for managing it -

I haven't joined, mainly because, especially at the beginning of my return to piano, I would have been the source of way more than my fair share of "please excuse me" and "back on the wagon" notices - but I did want to say thank you to all of you for letting me be a lurker on the thread and for giving me the ongoing inspiration to finish off a hard day with even 5 minutes at the piano. It really works, and in an interesting way, being motivated to do "just 5 minutes" has also led to better practice habits - "just 5 minutes" has evolved from "just 5 minutes, play through with mistakes" to "just 5 minutes, pick one spot and untangle it".

I can't claim to be 100% following the above, but I'm doing better, and thank you all for helping me make that happen!
Posted By: pianosuzemn

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/21/18 03:32 PM

Hello, I need to be excused from April 18-20. My son had surgery (he's ok) and I was at the hospital unable to practice. Back at it today! Thanks.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/22/18 07:22 AM

Medved1 - I am glad that the thread has been an inspiration for you. It sounds like you are doing MOYD anyway!

pianosuzemn - Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your son! I will add April 18-20 to your list.
Posted By: ly95

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/22/18 04:13 PM

Hello SwissMS, please excuse me for April 20 and 21. I can't be back home on those two days due to personal reasons. Thank you!
Posted By: Haunted Keys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/28/18 07:35 AM

Please excuse me for April the 26th and 27th. I was massively stressed out and distracted by my dissertation deadline at Uni and, as much as I kept telling myself that I would get to the piano 'later', I'm afraid it just didn't happen on those days. Back at it today though. On the plus side, my dissertation was submitted in time. smile
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/28/18 07:48 AM

ly95 - I will add April 26-27 to your excused list.

Haunted Keys - Congratulations on you dissertation submission! I will add April 26-27 to your list.
Posted By: MeganR

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/29/18 10:25 PM

Please excuse me for April 26 and 27 also, I was on a short work trip.
Posted By: cmb13

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/29/18 11:48 PM

You guys are so good at checking in! I joined last year, but for some reason felt the stress of checking in when I didn't play and the dishonesty if I didn't report it too much. Turns out seldom (actually never) does a day go by when I don't spend at least an hour at the piano, unless obligations away from home keep me from wake to sleep time, but nonetheless I haven't participated formally this year. Keep it up!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/30/18 07:25 AM

MeganR - I will add April 26-27 to your list.

cmb13- It sounds like you are participating in MOYD is a stealth sort of way! When piano is a passion, it calls you to the bench naturally!
Posted By: cmb13

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/30/18 12:51 PM

Lol I suppose I should've just signed up again.
Posted By: MH1963

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/01/18 01:54 AM

I missed 4/9 due to having company and the hubbub prevented me from practicing. But I made up for it the next day. 😎
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/01/18 07:14 AM

MH1963 - I will add April 9 to your excused list.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/01/18 05:46 PM

Hello - please excuse me for April 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30th. We were travelling!
I just finished a nice long session at my piano ...ahhhhhhh I really missed it!
Posted By: CLM Piano Learner

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/02/18 03:22 AM

Please excuse me for May 3-5 and May 8-10. I will be traveling those dates. Thanks!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/02/18 06:21 AM

casinitaly - I will add April 26-30 to your excused list. I hope you had a nice trip!

CLM Piano Learner- I will add May 3-5,8-10 to your list. Enjoy your trips!
Posted By: Qazsedcft

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/04/18 10:11 PM

I was visiting family for a few days. Please excuse me for April 29-May 3.
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/05/18 12:37 AM

Ugh. I missed Thursday May 3. I feel so guilty. But 90° in the Mid-Atlantic and I came home to a house 90° inside too. I got my playing in today in the morning before the heat ramped up again. Sure hope my a/c guy gets here tomorrow.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/05/18 06:49 AM

Qazsedcft - I will add April 29-May 3 to your list.

GidgetKeys - 90 in early May! Wow that is a shock to the system. I will put you back on the wagon today. I hope the AC guy gets there soon!
Posted By: SadieLady

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/06/18 06:17 PM

We went on vacation April 21-28 and I forgot to post it. Was away from piano on those days, but have been back at it since getting ready for end of semester recital.
Posted By: casualObserver

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/13/18 05:22 AM

SwissMS,

New to PW and have been following Alfreds Beginner threads.

If you will, please add my name to MOYD 2018. I think this is a very inspirational way to motivate people to practice and I want to be part of it.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/13/18 06:21 AM

casualObserver - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to our late starters list.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/13/18 06:22 AM

SadieLady - I will add April 21-28 to your excused list. Welcome back!
Posted By: LadyAcadia

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/13/18 01:47 PM

Hi,
I missed practice on Sunday, May 6th. Overwhelmed with allergies, yard work & extra choir practice for upcoming 40th anniversary parish celebration.

I resumed practice the following day, May 7th.

Happy Mother's Day to the mom's on Piano World.
I play in remembrance of my mom, Angelina.
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/14/18 11:24 AM

I'm a bit late reporting, but I missed Thur 4 May due to a very busy day and a failure to plan ahead!
Back on the wagon from the following day
Thanks!
Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/16/18 03:31 AM

Please excuse me for 11 and 12 May. A trip to Brisbane,
Thanks.

Patrick.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/16/18 05:53 AM

LadyAcadia - Sounds like a busy day! I will put you back on the wagon May 7th

barbaram - Alther busy day! I will put you back on the wagon May 5.

PatrickBl - I will add May 11-12 to your excused list.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/22/18 10:33 PM

Hello! I need to be excused for Sunday 20 May. I had to travel for work - left home very early and was away overnight.
I was doing a wine tasting event in Vicenza, which was pretty neat. There was a piano in the restaurant where we had dinner afterwards, but it was all closed up and I didn't dare ask to give it a try. I was home in time to play on Monday , so .. just one day off.

Thank you!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 05/25/18 05:49 AM

casinitaly - I will add May 20 to your excused list. It sounds like a fun day, and at least you were in the company of a piano!
Posted By: greywullf

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/01/18 12:46 PM

Please excuse me for yesterday, May 31. I had an extra long day at work, full of a dress rehearsal and performance. I had to leave my house in the morning before my kids woke up, and didn't return until after they were back asleep.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/02/18 06:52 AM

greywulf - That sounds like a long day! I will add May 31 to your excused list.
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/05/18 06:12 PM

It's been a crazy few weeks. I missed some days due to travel, some to being out of the house from early morning to late at night, and some from just having lost my focus due to everything that was going on.
So please put me back on the wagon from Sunday 3 June
Posted By: dynamobt

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/07/18 05:52 PM

I missed from May 28th to June 6th due to travel.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/10/18 09:03 PM

PLease excuse me for today.
We got up very early to catch a steam train, went up to the lake and island hopped and then had dinner out. By the time we got home I was too tired to play.

A lovely long relaxing day! ... but no piano!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/11/18 05:44 AM

barbaram - I will put you back on the wagon June 3. It sounds like you have had quite a busy time!

dynamobt - I will add May 28 through June 6 to your excused list.

casinitaly - That sounds like a fun day! I will put June 10 on your excused list.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/13/18 02:04 PM

Had to miss Tuesday 6/12 for business travel. Back on the bench tonight!
Posted By: zillybug

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/14/18 01:22 AM

Please excuse me for June 6th and 7th as I was away at a convention in the Adirondacks. We had beautiful weather the whole weekend. I was able to practice Sunday night when I got home.
Judy
Posted By: MH1963

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/15/18 04:46 PM

Please excuse me for May 24-29, as I was traveling and had no access to a piano.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/15/18 05:39 PM

ClsscLib - I will add June 12 to your excused list.

zillybug- It sounds like a fun weekend! I will add June 6-7 to your list.

MH1963 - I will add May 24-29 to your excused list.

I have visitors from the US staying with me for the next three weeks. I am getting a few minutes at the piano, but not much more!
Posted By: folly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/17/18 07:57 AM

Hi.
Late start, and would like to be considered for the 2018 MOYD list.
Thank you.
Folly
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/17/18 10:59 AM

Welcome to MOYD, folly! I will add you to our late starter's list.
Posted By: Osho

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/17/18 06:11 PM

Please excuse me for 3 days last week - Tue/Wed/Thur (6-12,6-13-6-14) - for business travel.

I still haven't found a good enough piano to take on the plane - that can be checked in. But hope to get one soon to not miss too many days of practice for future travel trips.

Thanks,
Osho
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/18/18 05:46 AM

Osho - I will add June 12-14 to your excused list.
Posted By: Triryche

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/18/18 06:07 PM

I'm off the wagon for now. frown
Posted By: motoduc

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/20/18 07:27 PM

Please excuse me for 6/16 and 6/17 due to travels out of town.

Thanks,
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/21/18 07:39 AM

Triryche - Sorry to hear that you need to be off the wagon. I will remove you from the list for now, but you can rejoin until September.

motoduc - I will add June 16-17 to your excused list.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 06/27/18 08:18 PM

Long story short, though I took the Casio PX350 on my mini-vacation over the past long weekend, I ended up working long days for the entire trip fielding a work emergency. Is that any way to vacation, I ask you?

As a consequence, for MOYD purposes I missed practicing on Thursday June 21 and Monday June 25.

As always, I hate it when working for a living interferes with my more valuable pursuits!

Back at it at home on the acoustic last night.
Posted By: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/01/18 07:57 PM

I need to be excused for June 17-30. Mr. Stubbie and I spent a week hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and then more days hiking in and near Dinosaur National Monument. What a blast!
Posted By: Palmpirate

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/02/18 05:43 PM

I have to officially drop out for 2018. It would be impossible for me to list my missed days so far and there will be many more in the coming months.Not that I'm dropping piano - no way - just not able to maintain a consistent daily journal.
Good luck to everyone else. Hope to see you in St Goar!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/02/18 07:01 PM

ClsscLib - I will add June 21 and 25 to your list. Working for a living does interfere with piano playing!

Stubbie - That sounds like a fun trip! I will add June 17-30 to your list.

Palmpirate - I am sorry to hear that you need to drop out, but I know you will keep playing! See you in Saint Goar!!
Posted By: fofig

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/04/18 09:28 PM

Hi Guys... I am quitting MOYD this year.

My wife and daughter have moved to another city and I will commute over the weekends. The piano is also for my daughter and it went with her. So I will not have a piano for a bit.

I will have first to find a new place to stay and then buy a practicing (digital?) piano for the week, so at least until the end of the year I will only be able to play during week days... :-(

So my piano practicing will be on hold for the rest of the year.

Thanks a lot for the support so far...
Posted By: Terry Michael

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/05/18 07:16 AM

Best of luck in your new surroundings. I hope your able to get back to the piano soon. I know I’ve been thinking about what I’d do if I didn’t have access for awhile myself!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/05/18 09:47 AM

Good luck in your new area, fofig. Long distance commuting is tough. I hope you can return to piano soon. I will take you off the MOYD list for now.
Posted By: michaelvi

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/07/18 03:55 PM

Hello SwissMS and other MOYD members!
I am going to have a vacation in Berlin from July 15th till 21th and asking for excuse for those 7 days smile
Posted By: Finfan

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/07/18 09:10 PM

I will be traveling from July 11 through July 26. A summer vacation where I get to visit with my granddaughter. I may occasionally be around a piano of some type but I will not guarantee that I'll have a chance to practice.
Posted By: MeganR

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/09/18 11:20 AM

Please excuse me for 7/7 and 7/8, I had a fun "weekend away" visiting family. Will be back at the piano this morning smile
Posted By: greywullf

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/10/18 04:14 AM

Please excuse me for July 6.
My wife and I went on a day hike vacation and stayed at a nice little cabin without a piano.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/10/18 12:24 PM

michaelvi- I will add July15-21 to your excused list. Have a good trip!

Finfan - I will add July 11-26 to your list. Enjoy your vacation.

MeganR - I will add July 7-8 to your list.

greywullf- I will add July 6 to yours.
Posted By: wouldloveto

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/14/18 01:25 PM

Hello. Mind excusing me from July 15th until 21st, please? Will be traveling back on 22nd but I will be definitely hitting my keyboard before midnight! LOL
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/21/18 10:38 AM

Please put me in the excused list for July 10-19. I've been on holiday.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/21/18 12:32 PM

Had to miss Wednesday and Thursday, July 18-19 -- out of town on crushing business trip. Back at it last night and today!
Posted By: LadyAcadia

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/23/18 02:17 AM

Hi,

I missed practice on July 21st due to a long day of travel. We didn't stop for any meal breaks so that we could get home before the forecasted mid-summer nor'easter!

I resumed practice today. Thank you!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/23/18 09:05 AM

wouldloveto - I will add July 15-21 to your excused list.

torquenale - I will add July 10-19 to yours. I hope you both had nice vacations!

ClsscLib - I will add July 18-19 to your list.

LadyAcadia - I will add July 21 to yours.
Posted By: thepianoplayer416

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/23/18 04:17 PM

Like to be part of the group.

As somebody who travels around, a keyboard is always packed in the suitcase.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/23/18 04:31 PM

Welcome to MOYD thepianoplayer416! I will add you to our late starter's list.
Posted By: Chili_Time

Re: MOYD 2018 - 07/23/18 07:14 PM

I took my digital on vacation and played every morning but missed playing on our return travel day Saturday the 21st after some incredible traffic delays on the way home from the beach.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/01/18 05:00 PM

Hello SwissMs

Please put me on the excuse list for

10-16 July
23-31 July
We were traveling and though I had some pianos available in the middle of our trip the beginning the end were piano-less.

I was happy to get home and play today.
Posted By: MH1963

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/02/18 02:29 AM

We received the phone call no parent wants to receive. We left town on the next plane to find our child on a ventilator, The nurses were completely and absolutely slack jawed to see her (very slowly) walk out of the hospital 14 days later.

please excuse me for 8/18-8/26. I’m playing again but still not all there.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/02/18 06:35 AM

Casinitaly - It sounds like you had a great vacation! I will add July 10-16, 23-31 to your excused list.

MH1963- I am so happy for you that your daughter survived! What a scary experience! I will add July 18-26 to your list.
Posted By: Smurfette

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/02/18 10:11 AM

Can you please add me to late starter list as of 1st August ?
Thanks
Posted By: greywullf

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/02/18 09:10 PM

Please excuse me for July 12 and July 24-25.
I spent a few days camping in the woods.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/03/18 07:52 AM

Smurfette - Welcome! I will add you to our late starters list.

greywulf - I will add July 12, 24-25 to your list.
Posted By: pianosuzemn

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/03/18 09:24 PM

Hello,
Please excuse me from July 21-28th. I was on a week-long vacation with no piano anywhere! Thank you.
S
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/06/18 02:16 AM

I missed practicing yesterday, Aug. 4th. Had to get up early to help my mom set up her table at our hometown festival. By the time I got home I was exhausted (long day in the heat). I showered and went straight to bed. I picked back up today, though!
Posted By: Qazsedcft

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/08/18 08:02 AM

Please excuse me for August 5-6. I had a rough two days moving to a new place and couldn't practice even if I had the time and energy as the piano was all wrapped in its box between a million other things.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/08/18 11:54 AM

pianosuzemn - I hope you had a nice vacation! I will add July 21-28 to your list.

GidgetKeys - I will add August 4 to your excused list.

Qazsedcft - Ugh, I hate moving! I have done it too many times! I hope you happy and settled in your new place. I will add Aug 5-6 to you list.
Posted By: bSharp(C)yclist

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/09/18 11:44 PM

Please excuse me for August 5th through August 9th as I was out of town on a short vacation. I'll be back to piano tomorrow.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/10/18 07:33 AM

bSharp(C)yclist - I hope you had a nice vacation! I will add Aug 5-9 to your list.
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/12/18 12:50 PM

I missed yesterday (Aug 11). What started out as sinuses turned into a full blown summer cold and I slept almost the whole day. Optimistic about getting back to it today!
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/14/18 02:47 PM

Had to miss yesterday (Monday 8/13) to travel to a memorial service celebrating the life of one my best friends.

Hope to be practicing again tonight, but this is going to be a challenging week.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/15/18 06:31 AM

GidgetKeys - I will add Aug 11 to your excused list. Summer colds are the worst!

ClsscLib - I will add Aug 13 to your list. I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/17/18 07:30 PM

Also had to miss 8/15 and 8/16 due to business travel.

Back at it tonight!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/18/18 06:12 AM

ClsscLib - I will add Aug 15-16 to your list.
Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/20/18 10:33 PM

Please excuse me for 20 August. I don't know what happened - suddenly there was no more day!

Thanks.

Patrick.
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/22/18 02:52 PM

Please excuse me for 20 July - 18 Aug as I was on holidays.
Full disclosure: I know I missed 2 days in the run up to the vacation too, but can't say now which dates they were.

This has not been my most steady year at the piano between one thing and another.
Anyway, back at it now!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/22/18 03:15 PM

PatrickBl - I will add Aug 20 to your list.

barbaram - I hope you had a nice vacation! I will add July 20-Aug 18 to your list.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/24/18 12:11 AM

Also had to miss 8/21 due to business travel.

Hope I can string some days together now, finally, but an OOT trip may happen next week.
Posted By: Finfan

Re: MOYD 2018 - 08/30/18 10:49 PM

I will be on vacation from 9/1 through 9/3.
Posted By: LadyAcadia

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/01/18 07:48 PM

Hi,
A long stretch of hot, hot days took it's toll on me yesterday. I missed practice on 8/31. I resumed today, Saturday, 9/1. For those observing Labor day, have a wonderful long weekend!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/02/18 06:53 AM

ClsscLib - I will add Aug 21 to your list

Finfan- I will add Sept. 1-3 to your list. Have a nice vacation!

LadyAcadia - I will add Aug 31 to your list.
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/02/18 08:02 AM

I was out of town August 29-30. Please put me in the excused list smile
Posted By: wouldloveto

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/02/18 10:20 PM

I was out of town Sunday last week and forgot to report it. Please excuse me for August 26th. Thank you
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/03/18 01:31 PM

Yup, I missed a day yesterday. No excuse...

Lazy holiday weekend...Harry Potter marathon...and I need to find a way to balance my hobbies. Spent part of yesterday working on a step by step tutorial for my niece to make a quilt. Interesting side note. Quilt shops this year are participating in a project and the theme is "Sew Musical".

Getting ready to play as soon as I post this.
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/11/18 02:08 PM

Hello my dear SwissMs!

Please excuse me for Friday 7 Sept, and Sunday 9 Sept..... you know what I was up to! smile

For those of you who don't and may be wondering, we were travelling and partying with the European Piano Party group! What fun we had!
Posted By: Stubbie

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/12/18 02:29 PM

I missed Sept. 11 due to the onset of a very sore throat and runny nose. Ugh. My throat is feeling better today, so I will be back at the piano--with a box of tissues sitting beside me on the bench.
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/12/18 02:44 PM

I was travelling for work last week and missed 3-6 Sep. Please add to my very long list of missed days!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/13/18 09:01 AM

torquenale - I will add Aug 29-30 to your list.

wouldloveto - I will add Aug 26 to yours.

GidgetKeys - I will put you on the "Back on the Wagon" list for September 4. Sometimes we just need a break!

casinitaly- I do indeed know what you were up to! It was great to see you at the EPP! I will add Sept. 7, 9 to your list.

Stubbie- I will add Sept 10 to your list. I hope you are feeling better!

barbaram- I will add Sept 3-6 to your list.

Oh! and I will add Sept 7, 9-10 to my list for my trip to the European Piano Party!!
Posted By: TomLC

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/22/18 07:49 PM

Well, SwissMs, since I joined MOYD I haven’t missed a day of at the least spending 30 minutes on scales and chords. Until yesterday. My hybrid piano’s damper action Is malfunctioning and making noises. I asked the Kawai tech to come look at it at my expense. Instead he (they) decided to send the movers and take it to their distribution center to fix the problem there. I appreciate the great service, and that they will be doing all of this under warranty. However, I am without piano until some time next week.. ;(
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/23/18 08:39 PM

I missed September 18 and 22 without a good reason.
Back on the wagon now!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/24/18 08:21 AM

TomLC - Well that is a bummer. Let me know when your piano is back, and I will record your excused days.

torquenale - Well, life happens, and sometimes you just need a break! I will put you back on the wagon Sept. 23.
Posted By: TomLC

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/27/18 12:16 AM

SwissMS, My piano is back and I made up for lost time today. Thank you,
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/27/18 07:38 AM

TomLC - That is great news! I will add Sept 22-25 to your excused list.
Posted By: Downhill_Fast

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/28/18 12:03 AM

This is great! I was waiting all day for my "account accepted" email so that I could sign up for this before the deadline!

I started playing on 8/20 (last month) and my plan was to play at least 30 minutes a day, every day. I'm curious how well I'll do with this whole social accountability thing, so please add me as a Late Starter! I have missed two days so far: 09/02 and 09/19. I was out of town for both, but I also got back the same day, so if I had planned better I could have gotten some practice in! I need to learn to practice time management along with regular piano practice, as it turns out.

Also, hello! This is my first post, and this thread seemed like a fitting place for it!
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/29/18 06:52 PM

Please put me in the excused list September 24-25. I sprained my ankle frown
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/30/18 07:47 AM

Downhill_Fast - Welcome to PianoWorld and MOYD! I will add you to our late starter's list.

torquenale - Ouch! I will add Sept- 24-25 to your excused list.
Posted By: LarryShone

Re: MOYD 2018 - 09/30/18 06:41 PM

I would like to join in but I can't guarantee I would be able to play ever day. It has been a good while since I was at the piano, but I want to learn to play properly. I owe it to myself and to my partner who bought the piano for me.
Posted By: MeganR

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/01/18 01:47 AM

Please excuse me for yesterday, September 29. I was at my granddaughter's fourth birthday party (4! my goodness). Had the best time ever.
Posted By: LarryShone

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/01/18 11:35 AM

Is it too late to sign up?
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/01/18 12:11 PM

LarryShone - Your request was dated Spet. 30, which is the last date to sign up! So - Welcome to MOYD! I will add you to the late starter's list.

MeganR - I will add Sept. 29 to your list.
Posted By: greywullf

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/05/18 02:46 AM

Please excuse me for today, Oct. 4.

I stayed home from work with a sick child and extra noise was not a good idea for him.
He is starting to feel better and I expect to practice tomorrow.
Posted By: LarryShone

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/05/18 07:19 AM

Originally Posted by greywullf
Please excuse me for today, Oct. 4.

I stayed home from work with a sick child and extra noise was not a good idea for him.
He is starting to feel better and I expect to practice tomorrow.

I hope he feels better soon!
Posted By: LadyAcadia

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/09/18 02:34 AM

I missed practice on Sunday, 10/7. I simply didn't manage my time properly. Spent the morning helping an elderly friend with her new oven and took her grocery shopping and lunch. After a full day, finally settled in bed way past my bedtime before realizing that I had not spent any time at the piano!

I resumed practice today, 10/8. 😊
Posted By: Downhill_Fast

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/16/18 05:25 PM

Please add me to the excused list for 10/12 and 10/13 -- I was camping in the woods where there are no pianos. I returned home late on 10/14 and was unable to get in a practice session with all the cleanup and unpacking that needed to be done before work the next day, so that might count as a miss... I'm not sure. I resumed practicing yesterday (10/15).

Thanks!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/16/18 05:33 PM

LadyAcadia- I will put you back on the wagon Oct 8. Life sometimes gets in the way of practicing!

Downhill Fast - I will Add Oct 12-14 to your excused list.
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/22/18 02:08 AM

I don't know how it happened, but.the weekend is over...the good news is that my carpets have been cleaned, the chimney has been cleaned and most of my cousin's daughters birthday sleep masks have been embroidered. The bad news is I was so busy I never put my fingers on the keys. How is it that I have more time during the week than on the weekend?

I'm back at it tomorrow for sure.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/22/18 08:41 AM

GidgetKeys - I will put you on the Back on the Wagon list. It sounds like a very busy weekend!!
Posted By: MeganR

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/22/18 02:29 PM

Please excuse me for 10/20 and 10/21. Went on a fun weekend with a girlfriend to the wine country. Back to it this morning.
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/23/18 10:15 AM

I'm afraid I missed yesterday, 22 Oct - a long long day out of the house and when I came home I was too tired and hungry to prioritise piano
Posted By: pianosuzemn

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/23/18 12:56 PM

Hello, I was at a cabin for 4 days, from October 18-21. Please excuse me from practice for those days as there was no access to a piano (or even a phone)...
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/25/18 08:29 PM

Please excuse me for Friday 19 October.

I had a lot of running around to do after work because we were selling our old car and getting the new one.
We got home late and I was tired and hungry, so I basically had dinner and went to bed. I just wasn’t up for concentrating on the piano.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/26/18 07:04 AM

MeganR - I will add Oct 20-21 to your list.

barbaram - I added Oct 22 to your list.

pianosuzemn - I added Oct 18-21 to your list.

casinitaly - I added Oct 19. Enjoy your new car!


Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/29/18 10:33 PM

Hello,

Please excuse me for 20 October to 29 October. A cruise. Back into it today - fatter but more enthusiastic.

Patrick.
Posted By: michaelvi

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/31/18 04:02 PM

Hello,

I am going to be in Paris from tomorrow till November 11th. So please add these days to my excuse list

Thank you SwissMS for keeping this thread!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/31/18 04:36 PM

PatrickBl - Enjoy your cruise! I will add Oct 20-29 to you excused list.

michaelvi - Enjy Paris - I will add Oct 31-Nov 11 to your list.
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 10/31/18 06:33 PM

October is usually my most challenging month for regular practicing -- business travel and a family vacation made it again so this year. So here are my missed days:

Oct. 17 & 18 (in Seattle on business)

Oct. 21-26 (in Rome on vacation -- great time, saw lots of sites, ate way too much, but no piano).

Back at it since Saturday.

Thanks!
Posted By: barbaram

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/01/18 02:57 PM

Yet more days missed! Travel this time - please excuse me for 27-29 Oct.
A lovely outdoor adventure break with the children but no piano in sight :-)
Posted By: LadyAcadia

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/04/18 05:30 PM

Missed practice and lost my focus during vacation last month. I missed practice on 10/17, 10/19 and 10/20. I resumed practice on 10/21 and found a new focus.

Thank you for maintaining our record keeping.

P.S. I've taken a break from piano lessons and I keep my focus by studying music theory, something called the Circle of Fourths. Have a great week and thanks again!
Posted By: Qazsedcft

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/05/18 03:01 PM

A few days visiting family. Please excuse me from Oct 31 to Nov 3.
Posted By: torquenale

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/09/18 07:44 PM

Please I need to be excused Oct 24 to Nov 5.
I was traveling in Southern California grin
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/10/18 07:09 AM

ClsscLib - I added Oct.18-19, 21-26 to your list

barbaram - I added Oct 27-29 to yours.

LadyAcadia - Vacations are vacations! I will add Oct 17,19, and 20 to your list.

Qazsedcft - I added Oct 31-Nov 3 to your list.

torquenale - I hope you enjoyed California! I will add Oct 24-Nov 5 to your list.
Posted By: Finfan

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/12/18 11:19 PM

I am seeking forgiveness for Nov. 11. No real excuse I was just doing this and that and suddenly the whole day got away from me and I hadn't practiced. D'oh!!!!!
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/13/18 09:38 AM

Finfan - It happens! I will put you back on the wagon Nov 12.
Posted By: bSharp(C)yclist

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/16/18 12:59 PM

Please excuse me for yesterday, 11/15. Long day at work and then some of use went to one of those Paint/Wine/Cheese events (Pinot's Palette out here). Got home late and didn't practice, but I did paint the masterpiece below, haha ;0

[Linked Image]
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/20/18 07:23 PM

I had my last extended business trip of the year last week, and my practicing suffered.

I did get to practice on a baby grand in a lovely Chicago-area bed & breakfast on the first day of the trip, but I missed Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 13-16. Too much time on planes and in meeting rooms, and too much breathing of the seriously degraded SF air. (Deepest sympathies to all for whom the fires have been so much more than an inconvenience.)

Hoping to get some serious "makeup practicing" done during this (U.S.) holiday week.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating it!
Posted By: bSharp(C)yclist

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/24/18 02:09 PM

Please excuse bSharpCyclist for Friday 11/23/2018. He skipped piano practice and spent the day at the San Diego Zoo ... slacker ...
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/24/18 03:32 PM

bSharp(C)yclist - I will add Nov 16, and 23 to your list. It sounds like a couple of fun days.

ClsscLib I will add Nov13-16 to your list.
Posted By: greywullf

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/25/18 10:24 PM

Please excuse me for Nov. 22-23.
I was traveling and with family for the holiday.
Posted By: LarryShone

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/26/18 10:16 AM

Not practiced all weekend (24th and 25th November), but its not often I get chance to on weekends.
Posted By: GidgetKeys

Re: MOYD 2018 - 11/26/18 05:46 PM

I skipped yesterday (Sunday, Nov. 25th). Christmas is coming. Tons of sewing projects to finish, so spent the whole day in the sewing room.
Posted By: PatrickBl

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/09/18 03:44 AM

Please excuse me for 15 November, and 26 November to 8 December. Days away and holidays.

Thank you.

Patrick
Posted By: thepianoplayer416

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/09/18 08:06 AM

Been playing a lot of seasonal music with my music group in the past week including a few movements out of the Tchaikovsky Nutcracker.

And started working on a few easy holiday pieces starting from an arrangement of the Ukrainian "Carol of the Bells". Depending on the tempo you're playing, the piece is rather short and repetitive. The beginning of the melody only has 3 notes in repetition. My high school music teacher is Ukrainian and used to get the students to perform this piece for the parents for the Christmas concert. Playing a short piece like this for just 10 minutes keeps my fingers moving. Got into other seasonal hymns like "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Joy to the World" & "Silent Night". These tend to be short with just a few lines. The days when I don't feel like playing a Bach Minuet or anything technical / challenging, I'd play a few seasonal pieces instead.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/09/18 08:43 AM

I have added the following to the excused lists:

greywullf - Nov. 22-23

LarryShone - Nov 24-25

GidgetKeys Nov 25

PatrickBl - Nov 15, Nov 26-Dec 8
Posted By: ClsscLib

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/18/18 01:50 AM

Had to miss Friday Dec. 14 for business travel. I hope that's my last miss of the year!
Posted By: zillybug

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/20/18 11:11 PM

Please excuse me for Dec. 28th. I was really sick with a fever, sore throat and chills. What really had me upset was that the next night was our adult piano gathering where we play for each other. I had to miss it. I did practice a little later that night so I did practice some on the 29th but I could not concentrate very well.
Judy
Posted By: casinitaly

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/23/18 06:42 PM

Please excuse me for Dec 16 and 22.
On one day we were out early and home very late as we went on a steam train trip and the other we were visiting with friends.

On Christmas Day I will have been playing piano for 9 years and MOYDing for all of them!
Posted By: MH1963

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/23/18 07:59 PM

Please excuse me for 12/8,9,10 & 11 due to travel. I am back at it now and looking forward to moyd 2019!
Posted By: greywullf

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/27/18 03:09 AM

Please excuse me for Dec. 24-25. My family has caught a it of the seasonal flu or other virus and I could not interrupt their rest.
Posted By: bSharp(C)yclist

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/28/18 03:34 PM

Please excuse me for 12/21 through 12/27. Away for the holiday.
Posted By: SadieLady

Re: MOYD 2018 - 12/31/18 12:29 PM

I missed the last three days Dec. 28, 29, 30. Was away visiting relatives and forgot to put it on this list. Have a safe and fun New Years Eve and wonderful new year.
Posted By: SwissMS

Re: MOYD 2018 - 01/01/19 10:35 AM

ClsscLib - I added Dec 14 to your excused list.

zillybug - I added Dec 28 to your excused list. I hope you are feeling better!

casinitaly - I added Dec 16, 22 to your list. Congratulations on 9 years of MOYD!

MH1963 - I added Dec 8,9,10 & 11 to your list.

greywullf - I added Dec 24-25 to your list. I hope your family is feeling better!

bSharp(C)yclist - I added Dec 21-27 to your list. I hope you had a nice holiday!

SadieLady - I added Dece 28-30 to your list. Happy New Year to you too!

SwissMS - We were away for the holidays from Dec 21-26, and I was unable to play piano. I did have a wonderful holiday though!

The MOYD 2019 thread is open. Come join in the fun again!
yippie
Posted By: TomLC

Re: MOYD 2018 - 04/06/19 06:59 PM

The pedal assembly on my piano was removed and taken to the Kawai service center to fix the damper mechanism that is making a lot of noise. So I will be without until Tuesday. I did put in 90 minutes this morning.
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