Well, I forgot to look at the date I last wrote before I started writing, and I don’t really feel like quitting and going back just to look, so I’m not going to.
Basically what’s been going on since I last wrote is a bit of worry, and a whole lot of waiting. I haven’t been bored, though, which is good. Even without my flute, it still takes a rather large lack of things to do before I will officially admit to myself and others that I’m officially bored.
Well, sometime between Wednesday last and yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend of mine over skype, and he suggested I take a look to see if I could fine some kind of tracking information on the receipt from when I paid to have my flute shipped. A lightbulb went off in my head and I was kind of surprised I’d not thought of it before.
I eventually found the receipt and got a pair of eyes to read the tracking information, and on attempting to track, got a grand total of zero nuggets of valuable information as to where my poor lost little instrument is. I sort of freaked out because I was hoping to avoid having it in transit over the weekend, but when I talked to Da about it, he reaffirmed the fact that I really shouldn’t worry because there’s not much I can do at this point.
The initial anxiety of not having my flute cloase by has worn off for the most part, but I still have found myself having to remind my brain of the fact that there’s nothing I can do right now but wait. So, that’s what I’m doing.
In the meantime, Da and I went with a friend to see a little production held by the South Davis Special Needs Mutual group, in which my aunt had a part. She has Down’s Syndrome, and I swear she does the best out of all the people in the group. It was really quite cute. I was a bit grouchy when we left the house, but by the time the show was over, I ended up laughing and feeling a lot better.
After the show, we went to a restaurant called Lonestar, and I ordered prime rib, mashed potatoes, steak fries, bacon and potato soup, an ice tea, and tripple chocolate cake for dessert. No, I didn’t eat everything! Normally I can manage to put quite a lot away when I’m really hungry, despite my tiny stature. It’s kind of funny, I’m told, to watch how much I eat, when I actually remember to do so. It’s a good thing I’ve a high metabolism, ha ha!
The night after I wrote last, my sleep schedule began to normalize itself. For the time being, it’s fairly consistent. It may not last more than a couple of weeks, though. At least, it seems to be fairly consistent in that regard, ha ha. The past two or three nights have been fairly satisfying, and I’ve woken up feeling quite good, both physically and emotionally. It’s kind of funny how sleep recharges you more than just physically, I think.
At any rate, today wasn’t spent doing a whole lot. I woke when I felt like waking, though I don’t remember when it was right off the top of my head. If memory serves me correctly, though, I could say I woke somewhere between nine and ten in the morning, after going to bed around midnight. I got rather addicted to the current game I’m playing to help pass the time during the practice cravings. I played for a ridiculously long time before deciding to look at the clock and write this post. I’m somewhat embarrassed at how long I sat there playing that silly game, actually. My head is aching something fierce as a result, though. The game requires a bit of brain work to get through, and if you don’t quite get through a level with everything required, it’s kind of bad. Sometimes it takes quite a while to finish a level, too, if you get hit by a certain nasty, or if you get lost… and that simply adds to the total playing time.
If memory serves me correctly, I haven’t eaten yet, either! Oops! I suppose I’d best close and remedy that at some point. Plus, I have the new Dr. Who episode to watch before I decide to sleep.
As for what I’m going to do next, I’ve not quite decided. However, I can tell you that I’m not going to start going insane regarding the flute business until Tuesday next. If I haven’t heard anything from Nagahara Flutes by then, I’ll have to start seeing what’s going on again and demanding information from everybody I can think of.
Oh, I also forgot to tell you that I wrote a brief Email to Sir James Galway, after he sent me a dropbox invite, so it will be interesting to see if he responds back. I kind of wish I had some way to just pop over to Switzerland to have a lesson with him once a week, you know? I really love the way he teaches for some reason. He isn’t afraid to tell you where you need to work in terms of technique, and he really helps you as a student to raise your own bars. I’ll tell you what, I can’t wait till my flute gets back! I’ll be working some more on the piece I began before I shipped it off, and I’ll most likely have a couple of eight-hour practice days to make up for lost time. No fear, it isn’t any obligation to make up lost time. I simply just love playing. I found myself often times playing my flute while in college more than doing homework… which was kind of bad, but still funny.
Anyway, I’m going to close now and munch on some of the leftovers from yesterday’s dinner. I don’t think I’ll be playing any more Shades of Doom tonight, either. The last time I played as long as I did today, the game decided to invade my dreams, which was weird! So, this is me closing this rather uninformative post.