I told my husband I was in the mood to move things around. I asked him what his thoughts were. His reply, “Not today. Or ever for that matter. We’ve already done that.” He’s right about having already done that. The most recent move around was for him. To make room for this:
After twenty-four years with his Roland RD-300S digital piano, that he literally wore out, and another year and a half without a piano at all, it was time to go shopping. The boy definitely worked hard for this piano.
After six years of classes, recitals and a bear of a dissertation in order to earn that piece of paper that says he has his DMA (Doctoral of Musical Arts), he deserved new ivories. He did his homework and found a great deal, saving close to four thousand off full retail. Plus they threw in the padded, adjustable piano seat and a set of headphones (mainly for me for those early morning, late night practice sessions).
So, we finally had the new keys, the next step was to find a place for the piano. Which means, in the mood or not, we were moving furniture around. Over the past few months (due to being gifted with other people’s stuff, long story) I have become quite creative with furniture arrangement. And according to my sister, I am the only person she knows who can move more furniture in and yet make a room look bigger. It is a gift.
My husband’s music is also a gift, so I am happy we were able to make room for his new toy. You may remember my post about our little French Country Dining Room that wasn’t. As it turns out, good thing it wasn’t, because as much as I love my husband, having to deconstruct the room I had imagined would have hurt worse than giving up the room that was. And, for the foreseeable future may never be. However, we will make music and I’d say that’s a great trade-off. Life is all about giving up plans for the better good.
I thought you might enjoy a picture of the little room from it’s very humble beginnings to where it is today, which is still humble, but fresher.
I apologize for the quality of most of these pictures – I am not a professional photographer and If I have a picture that turns out great it is usually by accident, or with some help from picmonkey.com. There were too many for me to edit tonight. I just wanted to give you an idea of the journey of my little French Country Dining Room that never was. Maybe one of these days I’ll get brave and show you more of the Little House – aka StoneLeaf Cottage.
In the meantime, I feel that restless moodiness that speaks of change. Change that usually involves moving furniture.
Moving in Grace,
Click picture below to hear Mr. Piano play.
7 thoughts on “In The Mood”
Your husband has a gift and he is blessed to have a wife who supports it by sharing her space : ) (By the way, listened to his song – a lovely way to start the morning..)
Thanks! The song was from a CD he recorded back in 1999 – it is one of my favorite songs that he plays. I think having beautiful music makes up for not having my little French Country Dining Room 🙂
Such a nice space as you’ve spiffed it up. Quite an improvement. I can understand your hankering to move things around. I feel that way, too, sometimes. 🙂
Thanks! I get the hankering for moving things around too often 🙂
I like your narrative of the dining room dream that never was. The piano is pretty and deserving of the space. You could put a low folding screen–not higher than the piano–done up in toile as a “wall” between the back of the piano and rest of the room. That would be a nod to your Country French Dining Room dream.
I like the idea of a panel. Maybe you can help me with that when you’re home this summer. Also, I have updated with a link to Rocky playing if you want to click on the last picture (of the notes).