Monday Morning Update, and Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

Happy Belated Mother’s Day, Mom, and to all the other mothers out there.  I didn’t serve my mom breakfast in bed, but I’d like to think my presence was enough to brighten her day.  She did go to the trouble of making a delicious banana pudding, proving once again that moms are great—at least my mom, anyway.

Given that we all enjoyed a fun, busy Sunday, I’m a bit behind on the blog, and plan on returning with more substantive posts tomorrow.  I’ll likely pick up with a belated Monday Morning Movie Review, but on Tuesday.

Maybe if I follow that logic to its natural conclusion, I’ll end up doing Lazy Sunday on Monday, and SubscribeStar Saturday on Sunday.  TBT will be on Friday.  Not since the French went to their absurd ten-day-a-week calendar has such belabored calendrical tomfoolery been afoot!

In all seriousness, the blog has been doing pretty, with fairly consistent daily pageviews and a small uptick in readers leaving comments.  Work and my illness late in April have eaten up some of the time I can dedicate to writing, but summer break is fast approaching, and I’m hoping to resume work on my next book, a collection of the first fifty editions of Sunday Doodles, and begin working on a planned collection of new, original short stories.

I’ve also finally hit ten subscribers to my SubscribeStar Page!  That’s an exciting milestone.  If you’ve been thinking about subscribing but haven’t done so, take a few minutes and do so now.  The $1 a month subscription comes out $12 a year—the cost a single three-topping Stuffed Crust pizza from Pizza Hut.  I’m not saying my writing is as good as a Stuffed Crust pizza, but seeing as there are nearly 200 posts on my SubscribeStar page already, it’s plenty of brain food to chew.  And think of the calories you’ll save giving up one pizza!

My private lessons side business has also recovered from the ravages of The Virus, and I should have eight lessons this week, barring any cancellations.  I’ve picked up one new student for this week, and one existing student has moved to an hour-long lesson, because she said the half-hour “goes by too fast.”  Such words are music (pun intended) to my ears—it means the student is having fun and learning a lot if the thirty minutes zips.  I’m hoping most students will want to do summer lessons, and I will begin working with my very gifted niece this summer, too, on her piano playing and sightreading.

Finally, I’m hosting another front porch concert at the end of May, my front porch “Spring Jam.”  I’m curious to see how it does compared to last October’s wildly successful Spooktacular.  I’ve ordered some shirts with this groovy flower guy on it, and am bringing back the same opening acts from last time.  My buddy John and I have been working up some new tunes, and if I have time to sit down and do it, I’ll try to write a new song to debut for it.

Anyway, that’s all the latest with yours portly.  Thank you for your continued support, and I promise we’ll be back to our regular programming tomorrow morning.

God Bless!

—TPP

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