Friday February 26 2016
Waking up at 11 a.m. My left thumb is sore and in minor pain. While trying to prepare breakfast and do basic things I feel so inefficient not being able to use my left hand like I'm used to.
Irish Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Peaches, Blueberries and Kefir. Yerba Mate Tea.
Testing out my capabilities on the guitar without using my left hand thumb. I'm pretty much useless – no bar chords and no muting of the low E string. I've got a DEJA gig tomorrow so I gotta figure this out. The piano I'll have to improvise a lot of the left hand parts.
Scrambled Eggs. Toast with Non-Dairy Cream Cheese. Plantain Chips. Pu-erh Tea. Banana.
Got a bunch of in-home lessons scheduled – one out in Lynnhaven and three in Croatan. Fridays have become my private lesson days.
At the Rec working out.
Back home. Ana's making us a scrumptious dinner. I lend a hand. There's a traffic jam in the kitchen. Will already has rights to the kitchen after us but Kevin comes marching in demanding to cook his green beans.
Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Tomato, Avocado, Beets, Onions, a Salad, and Baked Yuca Fries.
Ana's lost her voice – it's adoringly raspy. I mention how similar her voice sounds now to Scarlett Johansson.
Will says, "You sound like Scarlett Johansson with laryngitis."
Later on, my mom pops in for a minute. We share a glass of Wine.
Soaking my thumb in Epsom salt.
Sleep 3 a.m.
[i] Images by me.
Posted by James Robert Smith at 4:49 PM