Somehow today schools were not canceled. Though a few students told me they fell on the ice on their way to school. I was a bit disappointed I actually had to work today, but seriously, there was just a touch of ice.
I know, I just dove right in there, didn’t I? Hello, and welcome to tonight’s blog entry. I taught tons of students today. I taught two violin classes, one orchestra class, and 7 private students. I’m very brain dead right now.
I decided today was a good day to really work with my orchestra on following the conductor. Up until this point in the year, I’ve been doing quite a bit of piano playing with them rather than conducting. I do think it’s important to use ears AND eyes in orchestra, so we did scales trying to follow me. They did pretty well!
I’ve been a bit concerned recently over my right wrist. I’ve been having pain in it, particularly in the morning, but really whenever I’m bending it. I think I should probably sleep with my brace on for a few nights, and probably cut out all non-essential wrist activities. I am actually not blaming the violin at this point, though my wrist is prone to injury due to the violin. I’ll blame push-ups and other gym activities.
So, I failed at bread-making last night.
I put the ingredients in and then just let the machine do its thing. Oops. I failed to notice I hadn’t properly put the pan in, thusly the little paddle that is supposed to mix the dough didn’t QUITE mix it properly. So it baked like this.
Not QUITE what I wanted. However, I did try a few bites and it seemed like a promising recipe. I just need to make sure it mixes properly before letting it rise/bake. Does this still count as a new recipe for the month?