I have to say these are some really great ideas. I am going to try to add them to my regular routine as well or mix them up when I feel the need to change the routine. It does make me more aware of deciding what my goal is on the days where I have limited time. The freeway comments gave me an idea and I tried it on the way to work tonight. I work on deep breathing and breath control. It also seems to make the commute around the psychos easier to handle. Since playing songs" seemed to come up I went out and picked up a "music minus one" style of songbook. Probabably high school arrangements of pieces but tat is all I should probably try since I haven't even been playing for 2 months after the multi-decade layoff. And thank you tpsiebs for the Caruso explaination... what you said about thinking they were isometric exercise is exactly what I wrongly thought.