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casinitaly #2244005 03/10/14 01:48 AM
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Hello...I was doing great since we started at the beginning of the year but I fell off the wagon yesterday- HOW SAD. frown I could just not say anything,I thought to myself... but I want to keep honest and it will nag me each time I sit at the piano. I will say that my promise to play everyday, even a little bit, has kept me motivated this year. I didn't think that it would do so much but it has. I want my squiggle icon!! So, to stay true I am here now to say that YES I fell off but today I got right back on! Yea!!

So my reason? I was pretty doggone tired. Still tired but I got my practice in and once I got going, I forgot about the tiredness and the headache. But, it has returned. (sigh) I should go on to bed then. Back on the wagon for me!!!


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I applaud your honesty! And you're back on the wagon so put it behind you and look forward.

I'm really loving MOYD, it's a really effective motivator for me. There have been a few very busy days were I spent the bare minimum at the bench. And one day in particular the time was *so* minimal that I had to consider whether I deserved to count it in at all. But technically, I did sit down and play a few bars so I decided I had met the minimum requirement!
I'm really hoping to make it to the end of Q1 with no days missed or even excused. I've a fair bit of travel coming after that so will have to come and make my excuses, but in keeping with the rules I'll shut up now until the time comes for me to ask to be excused :-)


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I fell off the wagon. I've been concentrating more on guitar lately and got to the point where I was just playing scales for a few minutes, which for me is defeating the purpose. I'm still practicing, but I will fully jump back on next year 'cause I want to be on the purist list.

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Sorry you have fallen off Triryche - not too many get to stay on the "pure" list, but you still qualify for the badge if you keep getting back on the wagon.

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Can I be taken off the list, please?

I haven't played the piano in days, and I don't really see that changing in the near future. I've stopped taking lessons. I am no longer welcome at my music school. That's gonna take a while to get over.


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Originally Posted by Saranoya
Can I be taken off the list, please?

I haven't played the piano in days, and I don't really see that changing in the near future. I've stopped taking lessons. I am no longer welcome at my music school. That's gonna take a while to get over.


Well, of course you can come off the list. Though I'm really sorry to see you doing this, I can see that something has really gone off the rails here.

You know I wish you well in getting through it.


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I haven't played the piano in days, and I don't really see that changing in the near future. I've stopped taking lessons. I am no longer welcome at my music school. That's gonna take a while to get over.

Awww Saranoya, I'm so sorry to hear this trouble you're facing. Please don't hesitate to PM me if you need to talk about it. I hope you'll stick around here in the forums too. Maybe a little piano therapy will help, try to play if you can, even if you don't want to, it may help. frown


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Originally Posted by Saranoya
Can I be taken off the list, please?

I haven't played the piano in days, and I don't really see that changing in the near future. I've stopped taking lessons. I am no longer welcome at my music school. That's gonna take a while to get over.
I am really sorry for your troubles. Perhaps it's a good time to take a break form piano a bit, and let things cool down emotionally. It will draw you back eventually. smile


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Originally Posted by Saranoya
I haven't played the piano in days, and I don't really see that changing in the near future. I've stopped taking lessons. I am no longer welcome at my music school. That's gonna take a while to get over.


That's why you disappeared from AOTW thread! I'm really sorry you are having trouble with piano. I'm looking forward to meeting you in Lisbon smile!


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I was off the wagon yesterday frown .... but had a good excuse! smile

We went to spend the day out and see the opera "La Traviata", and it was too late by the time we came back for me to even open the lid of the piano... busy enough cleaning all the paint from my face! laugh

But I'm back today! grin

Ta-daaaaa, ta-da-ta-da-ta-ta-ri-ra-raaaaaaaaaaa



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Oops--totally missed Saturday, but back on the wagon today.


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It think it is amazing how this virtual support system can be so supportive and effective.
So sorry to hear Saranoya suffering so much it hinders her music playing.
Excited to hear of the fun things like bonsai and opera that take others away for the keys for a bit.
Really sympathize with those who feel unwell and just can't play, and totally relate to those who just 'miss out' a day.
That's why I'm 'fessing up' today.
Last Saturday 15th March, The Ides of March, was my first real downfall, apart from travel commitments, since i started over a year ago. I did not even play a scale. And I didn't even realize I'd missed a day til half way through Sunday. I felt constantly just a little guilty for something I couldn't identify all the next day. Then Sunday when I sat at the piano I realized why. I'd not played yesterday, AND I didn't write it up here.
Double guilt load as I read all of you owning up to your commitment here.
My excuse ( - is one ever valid? )
We were releasing our new vintage of Woops? - next vintage of Oops, the Platinum winner last year.
It has been a really fun event with a countdown clock and all sorts of crazy stuff happening over the valley - creating the anticipation of the French Beaujolais race to get your hands on the first bottles.
We were 'on duty' at our biggest customers store to uncover the cases which were shrouded and chained to the displays, and to make a fuss of the first buyers!. Then followed a similar series of celebrations around our other local venues, and with our staff at the end of the day.
When I got home again I just flopped into bed not even thinking about practice. I should have realized the day was going to be crazy and practised first thing that morning.
But what a practise I had on Sunday!
Somethings just fell into place and I should have recorded!
Beethoven Bagatelle No2 down - moving on to No3!. Debussy Dr G ad P - perfect - I wow'd myself! - on to Snowflake one I've always wanted to play.
The jazzy Old Fashioned Waltz is making sense - and I even got through Chopin's Nocturne 27's 'embroidery'- I'm ready to put it together!
By the end of March maybe my self inflicted Quarterly Review will be positive!
Good luck to the rest of you - it is worth it.


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Well, I think that's the longest background story to falling off the wagon I've heard to date smile

Congrats on your wine!

Sounds like a very good reason to have missed a day - let me boost you back up !



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Originally Posted by Palmpirate
It think it is amazing how this virtual support system can be so supportive and effective.
So sorry to hear Saranoya suffering so much it hinders her music playing.
Excited to hear of the fun things like bonsai and opera that take others away for the keys for a bit.
Really sympathize with those who feel unwell and just can't play, and totally relate to those who just 'miss out' a day.
That's why I'm 'fessing up' today.
Last Saturday 15th March, The Ides of March, was my first real downfall, apart from travel commitments, since i started over a year ago. I did not even play a scale. And I didn't even realize I'd missed a day til half way through Sunday. I felt constantly just a little guilty for something I couldn't identify all the next day. Then Sunday when I sat at the piano I realized why. I'd not played yesterday, AND I didn't write it up here.
Double guilt load as I read all of you owning up to your commitment here.
My excuse ( - is one ever valid? )
We were releasing our new vintage of Woops? - next vintage of Oops, the Platinum winner last year.
It has been a really fun event with a countdown clock and all sorts of crazy stuff happening over the valley - creating the anticipation of the French Beaujolais race to get your hands on the first bottles.
We were 'on duty' at our biggest customers store to uncover the cases which were shrouded and chained to the displays, and to make a fuss of the first buyers!. Then followed a similar series of celebrations around our other local venues, and with our staff at the end of the day.
When I got home again I just flopped into bed not even thinking about practice. I should have realized the day was going to be crazy and practised first thing that morning.
But what a practise I had on Sunday!
Somethings just fell into place and I should have recorded!
Beethoven Bagatelle No2 down - moving on to No3!. Debussy Dr G ad P - perfect - I wow'd myself! - on to Snowflake one I've always wanted to play.
The jazzy Old Fashioned Waltz is making sense - and I even got through Chopin's Nocturne 27's 'embroidery'- I'm ready to put it together!
By the end of March maybe my self inflicted Quarterly Review will be positive!
Good luck to the rest of you - it is worth it.


Well, for penance for your transgressions, I think a free bottle of wine sent to all the MOYD participants is in order. Do I get a second on my motion? wink


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Originally Posted by Morodiene
Originally Posted by Palmpirate
It think it is amazing how this virtual support system can be so supportive and effective.
So sorry to hear Saranoya suffering so much it hinders her music playing.
Excited to hear of the fun things like bonsai and opera that take others away for the keys for a bit.
Really sympathize with those who feel unwell and just can't play, and totally relate to those who just 'miss out' a day.
That's why I'm 'fessing up' today.
Last Saturday 15th March, The Ides of March, was my first real downfall, apart from travel commitments, since i started over a year ago. I did not even play a scale. And I didn't even realize I'd missed a day til half way through Sunday. I felt constantly just a little guilty for something I couldn't identify all the next day. Then Sunday when I sat at the piano I realized why. I'd not played yesterday, AND I didn't write it up here.
Double guilt load as I read all of you owning up to your commitment here.
My excuse ( - is one ever valid? )
We were releasing our new vintage of Woops? - next vintage of Oops, the Platinum winner last year.
It has been a really fun event with a countdown clock and all sorts of crazy stuff happening over the valley - creating the anticipation of the French Beaujolais race to get your hands on the first bottles.
We were 'on duty' at our biggest customers store to uncover the cases which were shrouded and chained to the displays, and to make a fuss of the first buyers!. Then followed a similar series of celebrations around our other local venues, and with our staff at the end of the day.
When I got home again I just flopped into bed not even thinking about practice. I should have realized the day was going to be crazy and practised first thing that morning.
But what a practise I had on Sunday!
Somethings just fell into place and I should have recorded!
Beethoven Bagatelle No2 down - moving on to No3!. Debussy Dr G ad P - perfect - I wow'd myself! - on to Snowflake one I've always wanted to play.
The jazzy Old Fashioned Waltz is making sense - and I even got through Chopin's Nocturne 27's 'embroidery'- I'm ready to put it together!
By the end of March maybe my self inflicted Quarterly Review will be positive!
Good luck to the rest of you - it is worth it.


Well, for penance for your transgressions, I think a free bottle of wine sent to all the MOYD participants is in order. Do I get a second on my motion? wink

Yes, I second the motion smile


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I'm sorry to say that I didn't practice at all on Monday 17/3!
My sad story is that we got back from a trip to lago Maggiore at 10 pm and I simply forgot that I could still sit at the piano for 5 minutes. I just went straight to bed instead frown

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Well, for penance for your transgressions, I think a free bottle of wine sent to all the MOYD participants is in order. Do I get a second on my motion? wink[/quote]

Well, if I ever get to meet any of you it will be my delight to share some with you!
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It must be good stuff, it clearly affected your forum abilities wink (the quote and smiley)

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Quite a few tumbles from the wagon this week! Hope everyone is all comfy back on their benches!



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Very glad to say: No days left unpracticed yet smile

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