Monday January 11 2016

Ana on Drums (Jan 11 2016)[i]

Waking up around 11 a.m.

Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Maca Powder, Strawberries, and Kefir. Yerba Mate Tea.

Ana and I go to the Rec to shoot around the basketball and work out.

Making Grilled PB&J's. Fuji Apple. Oolong Tea. Lentil Potato Curls.

Watching The Martian (2015).

Teaching lessons at Music Makers.

I got a little Thank You card from Jean-Marc, one of my former piano students who just recently moved to Italy with his family. It's letters like these that make me feel like I'm doing this teacher thing the right way.

He says, "Dear Mr. Robert, thank you for being such a spectacular piano teacher and being so helpful to me when I was not acting good. I hope you had a wonderful month. I have had a lot of fun in Italy. Love Jean-Marc."

Letter from Jean-Marc in Italy (Jan 11 2016)

Getting groceries at Trader Joe's.

Setting up some stuff at the music space to rehearse for my solo gig next Monday.

Brown Rice Quinoa Spaghetti with Tomato Basil Sauce, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, and Onions. Salad.

When Ana gets off work I take her to the music space to rehearse some songs. She accompanies me with a tom and a hi-hat on an old Musicplayer song. We get carried away with other songs while another band on the floor below us practices 90's tunes. I tend to get really bossy and charismatic when trying to clamp down a good take of a song but Ana usually takes it in stride and stays committed with me.

"Don't always focus on imitation – sometimes you gotta just find the notes that are supposed to be there," I yell out.

Back home. Sipping on an ACV drink then bedtime next to Ana. Before we drift off to sleep a little bit of sexy time.

[i] Image by me.

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