Today my friend Ken reminded me that my last post had been on the 2nd of April. ‘What?!!! No way!’ I thought to myself. A quick check revealed Ken was right after all.
How did/could that happen? I could have sworn it had only been ten days or at the most two weeks since I last published a post on my blog. Well, when I think about it, I know how it could have happened. I have lost count of time. A LOT has been happening. Visits, activities, get-togethers. Unfortunately, my house-help had a crisis on her hands which meant the housework needed more time too.
These are all things I enjoy, be it visits, weddings, painting workshops, meeting friends, walks, mundane housework (especially cooking), …or learning to play the electronic keyboard piano. Yes, I have gone and joined a class, can you believe it? Hectic doesn’t describe my life as of now. But a happy hectic. (The L&M jokes that I badly need a secretary or at the very least a calendar that pushes notifications to remind me of what’s in store each day)
The only sorrow in my otherwise perfect horizon had been my inability to find time to write. Posts and stories push themselves to the fore asking to be written and then disappear for lack of attention from me. Oh I have been putting up Facebook posts now and then alright. But a blog is not the same. It needs time and a peaceful state of mind. The times I found myself free either my back was hurting and I needed to lie down, or I was too tired and sleepy to let my fingers do the tap dance.
“I haven’t seen my blog in days!”
This has been my lament to the L&M this last week, and today morning too. Not that he can do anything about it. Believe me, if he could he would which is why I am glad he cannot. Anyways, I had already decided today is THE DAY that I was getting on back here. I was missing everyone and their blogs too very much. What a coincidence that my friend Ken chose to message me on the very day I planned to get back on to ask if all was well.
So here I am. All is well, thank you. I’ll take each day as it comes. Sharing a couple of my creations from the workshops I attended.
Shail Mohan 2023
WHAT a busy life you are leading! While that is wonderful, it IS good to hear from you and to see your lovely creations 🙂
Yeah, it’s been a busy month Anne 🙂 I am loving it. But I’d be happier if I could post/read more blogs 🙂
Ken Powell said:
I feel honoured to get a feature in one of your posts! Fame at last 🙂
I had been slightly worried that the internet was playing silly beggers with me and had stopped notifying me of your posts. So I checked and then saw that no, you hadn’t posted and that did have me a little concerned. I’m glad that the reason was simply enjoy life IRL as they say.
As a pianist and piano teacher I’m also delighted you’ve taken up the keyboard! Keep it up 🙂
Says the author of ‘The Pukur’! I am the one honoured to have you as my reader 😀
What struck me was the timing. Here I was gearing up to write a post after a long gap and you send me a message on exactly the same day!
You are a piano teacher too? How did I miss that! Thank you. I am delighted to have got the opportunity. Baby steps 🙂
Ken Powell said:
Ah well “Great minds…” and all that!
Yeah I teach a lot of things but music was my first teaching gig and lasted me for 16 years! I still do some music teaching now and teach piano, guitar and saxophone 😀
Wow, I didn’t know that! Piano, guitar and saxophone too. Impressive. 🙂
Ken Powell said:
Jack of all trades, and all that… 😀
Welcome back, Shail. I love your projects.
Thank you! 🙂 I quite enjoy the time spent on these projects. 😄
Thank you so much 🙂
Mick Canning said:
Hey, they look good!
Thank you, Mick 🙂
You definitely have an artistic talent. 🙂 I recently thought of you when a friend needed help getting a lizard out of her house!
Lol. I am glad you remembered me ☺️
Reena V J said:
Ah no wonder it’s been so quiet here! Super work! Hope we can hear some melodies on the keyboard soon !
Classes begin again in June! Looking forward to it 🙂