Depression always has bad timing, doesn't it? I am pulling myself out of the funk I have been in and getting back to practicing. I have completely blown the extra time I gained by finishing other pieces early. I have 22 days left of the original goal time to finish Clair de lune. It will be tough, but I am still going to try to finish within the time I allotted for myself. I have decided during my downtime and a lot of listening to ragtime that after I learn my additional "new" pieces by Grieg, Joplin, and Debussy, that I will devote myself to the ragtime genre. It is too much fun and very rich. Everyone enjoys hearing ragtime on the piano.
Enough of my future plans, though. For right now I am easing back into Clair de lune. And by easing, I mean I only practiced a handful of measures this morning (about five). I am going to take it slow for a couple of days so I don't get discouraged as I make myself get back into a routine. This will definitely not help with the schedule I set out, but I think I may still be able to complete Clair de lune ahead of schedule. We shall see! Thank you for sticking with me during my bit of a break. I wish I had more encouragement to soldier on. That always helps!