Learning phase

Several of my Beeminders have to do with learning, and I feel as though I’m really starting a serious learning phase. I have a hard time focusing myself on one thing at a time, nevertheless, and I may end up spreading myself too thin.

Once I did try reading only one book at a time, and I found that the result was that I got less total reading done than I did in my normal mode of switching between several books. My method is messy, but it gets results. There’s an element of natural selection, because if something holds my interest, I’ll spend more time on it, and I’ll finish that book or learn that skill.

On the downside, there are a few skills that I’ve been promising myself I’d learn eventually that I just never seem to get to. Maybe I should just drop them, but I have a hard time letting go entirely. Maybe I should create a someday/maybe list for goals.

On vacation in Northern Wisconsin

The kids and I are at my family’s cottage on Lac Courte Oreilles. My parents are also here, and my in-laws visited for a couple days as well. This morning, my father and I took a dip in the lake at 6:45 am. It was 47 degrees Fahrenheit outside!

Hoping to get to bed early tonight

JH had constipation last week, and Sara and I were both up early in the morning three nights, taking care of him. It was like having a little baby! Anyway, we’re both really tired now, so I’m planning on getting to bed at a reasonable hour. That would be right about now, I guess, but I want to do a few things before I retire.

I spent some time practicing guitar today, and started learning a Bach minuet in G. I think I’m getting a little better at reading music, as opposed to tablature.