I have always thought that training my voice and consistently practicing for several hours every day is absolutely essential to my well-being and general grace of attitude. For example, on the days on which I do not practice for more than an hour and a half, I usually find that I am in lesser spirits in general, and of a more eruptive temperament. Why just today I got terribly upset with Teresa for assuming responsibility to clean Rebecca’s bedchambers. She presumed that it would be helpful and not obtrusive but it is really just the height of rudeness! I gave her a good scolding and sent her to bed without cookies or hot chocolate.
Sincerely, Samantha E. Parkington