We're at the end of the first week of the AZ Challenge, and I feel like it would be good to step back and assess what's happened so far. I realize that I failed to follow through on my Fact of Fiction answer, and for that I apologize. Thanks, faithful follower H of Little Sealed Packages for reminding me. So without further ado...
#3 is a lie. I CANNOT WHISTLE, nor sing. The Engineer, who has almost perfect pitch and went quite far in his pursuit of music with a prestigious symphony and his tuba (see music in my search gadget and you'll catch that AND our courtship... high school sweethearts...) will be glad to vouch for my non-abilities in these two areas. But what I think is worse than lacking those abilities is that after 14 years of pursuing music in it's choir, handbell, and multi-instrument ways, I'm oh so painfully aware that I lack those abilities. I'm NOT done deaf. I cringe when I hear myself sing.
Trust me on this one. I know it doesn't make sense. I can tune most instruments. As in tell you what to do to tune your instrument. The mechanics of said instrument might not be familiar, but I do know when the pitch is wrong. “You're sharp. You're flat. You're still flat.” You'd think (I mean, wouldn't you?) that if I could hear that I am, like I can hear it in others, off tone, that surely I could CORRECT what is off. After all, I can say to the clarinet next to me, “Pull it out a bit, you're sharp.” I just can't seem to do that with my voice. So yes, if you guessed #3, you were right. Next time you're in CO, I owe you a drink.
I'd like to take this time to thank all of you who have hopped on as followers, and all the new readers who have left supportive comments. THANK YOU. It means a lot to me that you take the time to leave a footprint before you go. I know that each of us has a different protocol for celebrating new visitors and new readers. I so appreciate you taking the time to let me know you were here. I've have had a great time visiting so many of you and am excited to have new blogs to follow, as well as several more in my list yet to visit.
Here's to three more weeks of joining together in this challenge! Buttons and navigation in my sidebar.