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Last night's piano lesson went pretty well. I was correct in assuming that my teacher was stressed out about the kids who come in before me. She needs more time to cover material with them, so they'll have a 45 minute lesson before my lesson, which has been increased to one hour.


When I got home, I was feeling pretty good about the piano progress I'd made. I practiced sightreading a couple of Bach pieces from my easy classical piano book, including a prelude I'd never played before. The prelude came out pretty well -- there was one section I had a bit of trouble with, but I didn't stop, and when I was done, I felt like I'd done something at least quasi-musical. All in all, I was feeling pretty good about things, until ...


I woke up at 5am this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. I hate when that happens. Not only do I wind up feeling tired for the rest of the day, I sometimes wind up feeling tired the rest of the week and don't get caught up on sleep until the weekend. I attribute this to having to be on call all the time because no one has been hired to back me up or at least rotate shifts. So anytime my cell rings, I have to answer it. The recent log-munch problems caused a lot of log shipping errors which are sent to my cell.


Things could be worse ... I could be unemployed. But I hate feeling tired almost all the time.