Friday, July 31, 2009

As usual, on Friday, we were at the Muglia's for sewing.  It is so much fun.  Natalie finished her skirt today, Lydia is almost done.  Hers was a little more complicated than her sisters.  Hannah finished last week.  Lydia will finish next week.

We have made a decision!!!!!!!  Don't faint or pass out.  I spoke with mom on my worries about moving to Windsor, Ontario.  I told her about the state of their health care.  There are so many waits for procedures and nursing home care.  Mom will need one much sooner than she knows, but she knows eventually she will need it.  There is a 2 year wait to get into one.  Yup, that's two years.  At the rate her memory is going, she may need one in a year.  She may not.  Depends on the memory loss.  So far she has control over her body which is good.  Anyways, the bottom line, she doesn't want to move.  We are going to work on getting a few more students so that we will have enough to stay in our house.  I am already filing for bankruptcy (because of the store, I have to) so I am not worried about that.  I pay for my health insurance so I have some.  I will get medicare in a year and a half, so I will get that in the future.  I feel so much better about nixing the move.  I didn't really think it was a great idea, I understand why she wanted to move, most of our family is over in Windsor, London, and other areas of Ontario.  I told her we would just visit more often.  She agreed.

Pain level is medium today.  I am happy about that.  It wasn't too bad during the sewing class.  I just love teaching!  I hope to get about 8 new students for the fall, that would supplement the disability enough for us to stay in our house.  Things are looking up for the Paxton house!

I hope this finds you doing well, and having a good day!  We are planning a nightly (well, an evening) scooter/walk.  Mom is doing well today.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I had to go and get my biweekly blood test today.  The nurse did it in one shot this time!  Yeah!  Only 1 poke.  I get excited over one poke.  Like all Fibro people, it hurts to get a blood test done.  It isn't the needle that hurts as much as the tourniquet.  That is the one that hurts.  

I met with a new student this afternoon.  Her name is Grace and she is 15.  Seems very nice and serious about lessons.  She is going to take voice and piano!  I am trying something new, both lessons in 45 minutes instead of an hour.  We will try.  I am sure with her help, we will work it out.  Mom came with us (I can't leave her alone anymore)  As usual, Mom was quiet during the interviewish meeting.  Grace will start in September when she starts school.  She is homeschooled.  I hope to get a few more and then I will be able to breathe a sigh of relief.

the weather is good today, not to hot, not to cold and it doesn't look like rain!  My arm is not as sore as Monday, but because that is the only arm they can get blood from me, it hurts more than yesterday.  My chest is a bit sore today too.  Silly fibro, if only it would go away.  I am kinda tired too because I had to get up earlier than usual.  I can't wait until tomorrow when I see the Muglia girls for sewing.  Thursdays are so boring as there are no students or anything fun to do.  At least, I met with a new student which brightened the day.  Now we are bored over here.  I think we take a scooter to get a lottery ticket.  That will liven us up.  Nothing like fresh air, as Mom would say!

Have a great afternoon and evening.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I went to the tummy doctor today.  She wants me to come in monthly because of the medicine I take.  I can't afford to go monthly.  I also have not had any problem with the medicine.  It works just fine with me.  She said that they would work with me on this.  The next appointment was made for October, I hope it stays that way.  I have to pay for doctor visits because my insurance doesn't cover them.  When I got my insurance I was healthy and well, I didn't think it was a big deal.  Of course, they would have only covered one a year anyway.  It raised the price of insurance monthly to an amount I couldn't afford.  

Pain level is pretty medium.  It isn't to high like yesterday, but not low like Monday.  We didn't get to go and exercise yesterday because my arm was too sore.  It is too sore for today too.  Hopefully tomorrow!  I can only hope.

Tilley is checking into how the nursing homes work in Canada.  Mom still wants to move and I really don't.  I think I can hold her off for a while.  She is beginning to forget more now.  She no longer knows which one is our house when we go out.  She asks me each time we go out.  Last night she asked me which bed is hers.  I think I am being hopeful when I say I have a year left with her.  I may only have months.  When she gets that bad, I will have to put her in a home and I don't want to.  I want her with me, except I know that I can't take good care of her when she needs 24 hour care.

It looks rainy out now, I hope it does.  it will fit my mood.

Have a great afternoon.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It is hot here today.  Possible showers too, smells like it.  I don't mind the rain if it brings down the humidity.  Pain level is very high right now.  I have two students later today, so I am excited about that.  I need to get some new songs for Charlie, Frank usually brings new music to his lesson so I don't really worry about him and music.  I loved the music in Harry Potter number 6, so I am going to get that book soon.  Probably next month when my disability check comes in.  I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow with my stomach doctor.  However, I haven't figured out how to pay for the appointment, we are short on cash this month.  I didn't know we would be so short so fast.  I thought I kept better track, but apparently I didn't.  I did make a teaching deposit, so that will help.  Next week I will have one less student, he will be on vacation.  I hope he has a great trip.  He and his wife are the nicest people ever.  One of my girls changed her day next week only so she wouldn't miss a lesson, I'd rather make up a lesson than miss one!  Also, I had a new call for 2, yes, 2 new lessons!  So things are looking up.  I am just still nervous.  I hope it passes soon.

I hope your having a better day than me!!  Have a great afternoon.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I had three students today.  Originally, it was supposed to be 2, but Rachel called and wanted a lesson, so of course, I added her!!!  She usually is gone for the summer.  She will be back in 3 weeks for regularly scheduled lessons, so I am grateful for that.  We had a nice dinner at Olive Garden, Mom and I.  She is doing alright today, not much in the tears today.  Thank God for that!  I have a hard time dealing with her tears when she is teary.  Pain level isn't too bad either.  Nice day outside.

A funny thing happened to me last night, I was sleeping (sort of) and I felt something run across my ankle.  I flew out of bed so fast it was unbelievable and flipped on the light.  I'm searching the room for a furry critter (we don't have any pets in the house - so you know I mean a mouse) I didn't find one.  I looked downstairs and didn't see one either.  I haven't seen any signs of a mouse in the house, so I figured it must have been my sheet or something like that.  (Or I am hoping anyway.)  So I lay back down.  I couldn't sleep, all I could think about were mice!  So I raced (as fast as I can - which is pretty slow!) to the bathroom for some of my fibro spray.  It has mint in it and mice don't like mint.  We used it to get rid of the mouse we had a few years ago and it worked.  so after I sprayed I could go back to sleep.  Trouble was, I wasn't tired anymore!  So I lay there for a few hours before I fell back asleep.  I have since double checked the house, and no signs of a mouse anywhere!  I hope I sleep tonight.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 24, 2009

We had a great day today with the Muglia girls.  I teach them sewing on Fridays.  It is a lot of fun.  Today, Hannah finished her first skirt.  She was very happy about it.  Now she wants to make a top to go with it.  Natalie is almost done and so is Lydia.  Both should be finished next Friday.  Then we will start working on tops after we go and pick out the material.  First of course, is finishing this project.  Mom likes watching them.  She helped Natalie with taking out stitches.  Nothing like learning and taking out stitches!  

Pain level wasn't too bad today, especially when I was sewing (takes my mind off the pain).  My arm is doing much better today than yesterday.  I haven't had to take as many pain pills today so I am happy about that.

I am feeling much better today overall in general.  I don't feel so out in left field right now.  I am not sure if it is because we had something to do today, or it is just a better day.  We are going for a scooter after Mom finishes her ice cream.  She eats ice cream everyday and loves it.  She also stays very thin too.  I have a hard time keeping weight on her, I don't have that problem, I can't get it off!  Between the two of us we do okay though.  She is able to exercise every day by herself, she comes in and tells me she is going downstairs.  Thank God she doesn't need help, getting up early is hard for me.  I am not a morning person.  

I hope this finds everyone doing well and enjoying their day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It was rather boring here today.  We went to our usual, TH, and then back home.  Grocery shopped yesterday.  It was a small shopping, not the usual big one.  I am trying to shop more often so we don't spend or waste so much.  We went to ice cream after dinner.  I had to get out of the house.  I was going a little crazy.  I know something will happen this summer, I am not saying it is a bad thing that will happen, but right now I feel paralyzed and can't make a decision.  I am not sure why.  It is hard to explain.  I tried to explain it to mom, I know she won't remember, probably, but it helped to explain my craziness earlier today.  She is very understanding.  I know she doesn't remember much, but she is able to understand at the time we talk about things and that helps.  This being in charge of the family is difficult, I often feel out at sea.  Does everyone feel like that?  It would help me to know that I am not alone at this stuff.  Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball, but then do we really want to know the future?  Anyway, it is finally nicer out so we are going to go for a scooter, I think.

Have a great evening and enjoy the summer.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I had a really bad head ache last night.  One of my doozies.  At least it finally started to go back to the normal head ache about 7 am this morning.  Then, of course, my arm had to start hurting more to balance out the head.  Can't win, can I?  Well, it could be worse.  I just have this feeling that this is the last summer with mom.  It's pushing my luck to think she will have this much memory next year.  Richard and family and Andrew are missing so much, this could be it for her.  Oh, her body is healthy and she will probably live longer, but her memory won't be there.  That is the sad part.  Fortunately, she has more good days than bad.  But I know more bad ones are coming.  I guess that partly why I am not sure we should move.  I know we will eventually lose the house because once the interest rates go up, we will be out of here.  But for now, should I try to hang on to the house until she doesn't know much?  I don't know what to do about all this.  Should we try to move in with Richard?  I don't want to go to Canada because we won't get the health care we get here.  Yes, it is free, however, there are so many problems with getting the health care that I don't think we should chance it.  What if I can't get her a doctor or me?  I have chronic health issues that aren't going to go away for a long time, until there is a cure.  Also, I have disability here, not over there.  I don't know if it can be transferred or not.  My cousin Tillie is checking into it.  She is checking into doctors and disability for me.  She thinks we should move to Windsor because much of our family is over there.  We don't see many of them now, will we see them there?  Too many questions unanswered.  I pray about this often, no answer yet.  I am still praying.

I hope you have a great day!  We heading for a scooter later today after my two wonderful students!

Monday, July 20, 2009

It is a nice and cool day today.  I love this weather (unless of course it is raining, then I hate that) but it only rained a little bit today and I was inside Tim Horton's.  My favorite place.  Mom is doing well today, we met up with our friend Donna and her granddaughter, Samantha.  She is a nice kid, 16 years old.  Not snotty at all, a little cheeky at times, but not a snot.  Most of the kids I know are nice kids, I only hear about the bratty ones.  I do have one who can be a brat, but fortunately she isn't around me.  She is rather nice around me.  Of course, I am not her sister, which is who she is bratty around.  It must be a sister thing (I only have brothers!).  

My arm is in less pain today thanks to the weather and good pain killers.  Not much going on, I had 2 students today.  One is rather new, she is very excited about voice lessons.  I love that kind of a student.  She got all but one of her new books, because the store was out of it, the ordered so she will have it next week.  We started her Italian art song.  She did very well.  It does help when a student is already learning another romantic language.  My other student, an adult, is doing very well on the piano too.  I have two students tomorrow too.  Both are boys and are very interested in music.  One plays piano and the other tenor saxophone.  Both are in high school now.  The pianist is a freshman and the tenor sax is a sophomore.

I hope we can go for a walk tonight.  My scooter is all charged up and sort of ready to go.  I have to take it out of the trunk of the car, but once we get her out and put back together, she will be ready.

Have a great evening!  I hope this finds you doing well!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

It's Saturday!  I used to be so excited about Saturdays, now it is just another day.  Tomorrow, on Sunday, we are going to the greenfield village.  We haven't been there in years.  I think the last time I was there was the week before Kathy got married and that was eons ago.  About 14 years I think.  I never remember these type things.  It is chilly out today, but I am glad about it.  If I had a choice between this and the 90 degree heat with high humidity, I would take this.  Today is supposed to break records of how cold it is in July!  We shall see.  Possible rain today also.  That part I mind.  I don't really like the rain.  It makes me ache more.

Arm is better so far this morning.  I am waiting for one student.  The other is in Ann Arbor for the weekend.  I hope she is having fun at the fair.  I have never been to the Ann Arbor art fair.  It is supposed to be fabulous!  Anyways, probably will see a flick today, not sure what one since we have seen so many this summer, but Mom needs to get out of the house whenever possible.  We do have to make a list of things we need to organize the house better.  It would be easier for me if she wasn't home, but that is not possible.

have a great day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mom is having a slightly rough day.  She is depressed and bored.  Not a very good combination.  I think the memory thing is really starting to get to her again.  It does this every now and again.  I don't know how to fix this one.  She was crying earlier this morning.  She seems fine now, but it will creep up again.  I wish I knew what to do.  I try to keep her busy, but she can't remember how to do so much that that upsets her.  Either way, she is upset and I can't take it.  We are working on downsizing our stuff.  I hope this helps, we have so much crap that it is driving us both nuts.  You can't walk into her room without tripping over something, and my room isn't much better.  Forget about the family room, that is the pits.  I call it the dungeon.  It fits it to a "T".

We finagled something to charge the scooter.  It is at one end of the garage with the extension cord going to the inside garage door to be plugged in in the kitchen.  It is working.  We have no electricity in the garage.  I don't have the money to find out why.  We will just leave it that way for now.

Mom has started the list of things for us to do to fix up the house.  It is still empty.  I better go and help her fill it out!  Later we will be taking a scooter (as soon as it is done being charged).  I hope you have a good day!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Not much happening here today.  I went to pick up my new prescription for coumiden (spelling?) and because I actually missed my last blood test (accidentally slept in!) I got it today.  Right away too.  I figured I would need to go back later this week, so it was a nice surprise.  The receptionist said if I still am short on my medicine to call the office and I probably can get some from there.  The doctor is not happy that I may have 2 weeks of no blood thinner, not with my blood disorder!  Nice to know that they may be able to help.  I am almost completely caught up on my car payments!  Yeah, finally.  When I get the rest of my back disability, I should be able to catch up completely and get caught up on the house.  I still am afraid we may lose the house some time this year, but so far we are okay.  We are doing much better at eating at home and not out so much.  I am not really interested in going out to eat right now.  So it is a good place to be.

After Mom is done eating we are going out for a scooter, it is so beautiful out.  Not to hot or cold.  It will be colder this weekend, but I don't mind.  I ache less around 65 to 80 degrees, anything above or below causes much more pain.  I hope this finds you doing well and planning to go see Harry Potter, definitely the movie to see this summer!

Have a great night!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We saw harry potter number 6 today.  Good movie.  I will probably see it again (dragging Mom of course, like she'd really mind!)  I saw some pictures of the first movies, and boy do they look so young!  I feel rather old now.  Must keep reminding myself I am only 41.  In the middle of the movie, of course my arm started hurting really bad.  Mom got a cramp in her leg during the movie too.  Naturally, we couldn't movie because we were in the middle of the top row.  Poor mom.  I felt so bad, but she didn't want to leave either.  It finally went away near the end.  The movie stayed a little closer to the movie than the last few.  They did add a couple of scenes that weren't in the book.  You would think that movie makers would realize why the books are so popular and stay closer to them, but no, they want to make their mark.

It is going to rain again and cool down.  I am glad that it has been much cooler than usual.  Hot weather (and cold) make me ache so much more than what we have been having.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Only 1 more day til Harry Potter!!!!!  Yeah!  Tomorrow it comes out.  Whether or not I will see it tomorrow is another story.  Depends on Mom and how I feel and how busy the theatre is.  It is bound to be busy with the first day.  I hope this one is good.

I got most of my music back so I am happy about that.  I am having a much better day today than yesterday.  I mean yesterday really was bad.  We also had a picnic for the fibro support group, and that was fun.  I enjoyed meeting new people in the group.

I am very tired today.  I think I will go and sit on the chair while I wait for my student.  I hope you are enjoying your day.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I am very annoyed today.  I went to get my coumadin (blood medicine) refilled, once again they gave me 30 pills when I need 60.  I had this problem a couple of months ago, and then last month it was fixed.  Now they won't fix it.  They have shorted me 2 weeks worth of medicine.  Claiming that the insurance won't pay for it.  I happen to know that I have been getting 60 pills a month for the last two years!  Don't give me they won't pay for it.  Then I looked at the refill for my stomach medicine, they shorted me there too.  I mean, I am taking it 4 times a day, not 2 and I KNOW that prescription said 120 pills.  I am soooooo annoyed by this I could spit.  No wonder I am out fast this month.  I called the doctors for new prescriptions which will fix the problem for next month, unfortunately, I am royally screwed for this month.  I will have two weeks with no medicine.  That could be really bad.  Between my blood and my stomach I could be in the hospital again.  I am not up for that.  So I am having a bad day now and with a new student today too.  That is the other annoying thing.  I asked a student for my music back last month!  I still don't have it and I need it.  The student isn't taking lessons anymore and has about 4 books and CDs that I need for the new student.  This is NOT my day.

I hope yours goes so much better than my has.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rather dull day here in the Paxton House.  We went to our usual Tim Horton's and then over to Walmart.  We needed milk and Mom need ice cream.  She eats it everyday.  If I did that I weigh over 300 pounds.  Must be nice to be able to eat it everyday.  I talked to Kathy today.  Apparently Matthew had a blast at camp and is looking forward to the next one.  Oh to be young and looking forward to camps again.  I loved going to camp.  It was one of the things that made summer fun, going to camp.

Only 3 more days til Harry Potter!!!!!  I can't wait.  It seems like it took forever to come out.  I hope it is better than number 5, cause that one wasn't so good.  I will let you know.

Well, try to have a great day!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Everyone has gone home now from Book Club.  It was so fun.  I love how we digress into other topics.  Last months book was really good.  Better than the month before.  I mean, it was good and all, but I really liked the last one.  Aggie picked this months book.  An abundance of Katherines.  She really likes it so it should be good.  I am going to finish the Percy Jackson book first though.  Only 4 more days to Harry Potter.  Book 7 is now available in paper back.  I have it in hard cover.

It is hot out today.  A little to humid for me.  Feels like more rain.  Maybe it will lower the humidity.  I hope so.  Pain level in arm is a little high today.  My right leg is sore too.  How annoying!  Oh well, it could be worse, it could be burning bad like my arm.  That would be worse.

I saw a picture of my friend Karlyn's little girl in the girl scout brochure.  She is very cute and small.  How cool to have your picture in the brochure or registration book, whatever you want to call it.  I would be excited if my picture was in something like that.

Not much else to say today.  So have a good Saturday night.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I was sewing with the Muglia girls today.  They are doing really well, in spite of having a teacher who makes a lot of mistakes.  They are very forgiving at least.  After that Mom and I went to the little cafe for dinner.  We will be eating at home every night for a while, since we have gone out too much this week.  I think about the cost to late.  I need to start thinking about it before we go.  I'm working on it.  It was a nice day today.  The pain level wasn't too bad.  I am definitely getting used to the burning arm sensation.  I am even sleeping a little better despite the arm.  I just turn over more often, switch from sore leg to sore arm.  

It looks like it is going to rain.  Again.  We have had a lot of rain this summer, but at least it usually keeps the humidity down.  We are supposed to get some rain later tonight.  I think we will skip the scooter/walk tonight just in case it pours on us.  My scooter doesn't do well with the rain.

Have a great evening!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I must make a correction.  Richard is NOT mad at me and IS speaking to me.  He called this afternoon and said he got all my messages but he was just so crazy busy he couldn't call me back.  He would get to his hotel and practically collapse.  I was soooooooooooo happy about that.  He sounded happy to talk to me and everything.  Life is better again.  Big brothers!  Silly little sisters.  I will try to email him only every other week because he said that was the easiest for him.  So that's what I will do!
Richard is not speaking to me.  Of course I don't have this officially from him because he will not answer my phone calls or emails, so this leads me to believe he isn't speaking to me.  I don't know what it is I did, maybe about the lawsuit, which is the only thing I can think of.  I can't ask him because he won't take my calls.  I am actually really mad and upset about this.  He is the one who wanted me to close the store earlier than I did.  He didn't lose as much as me and mom did in the store.  He is not out the amount of money that mom and I are.  Of course, since he insisted on being a part of the business, not just loaning me the money, he is being sued by the bank too.  We sent in our compromise offer and then the bank asked for our last two years taxes, I don't know why since they are the ones who sent us a compromise.  Richard refused to send in his copies of taxes.  I really don't know why, but his choice.  Since then he hasn't spoken to me unless he absolutely needed to like asking me what I had sent in.  Silly question, I sent in copies of my taxes, just like they asked.  That was the last time he spoke to me.  Not a word since.  I can only speculate why.

No students today.  I am very tired too.  I may take a nap this afternoon.  It sounds like a good plan.  We saw Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs yesterday.  It was okay, not as good as the previous two, but alright as far as movies go.  Less than a week until Harry Potter!  My students and I are excited about that.  I can't wait for the movie.  I do hope it is better than the 5th movie.  I didn't really like that one as much as some of the others.  The first two are still the best as they are the closest to the books.  I am rereading all the books so I will be ready for the movie.

It is nice outside today.  I think later today we will take a scooter/walk for a bit.  Mom needs to get out of the house.  Try to have a good day and enjoy the weather before the storms hit tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I think we are going to see Ice Age this afternoon.  Mom is having a kind of weird day.  She tears up for no reason (or at least she won't tell me the reason) so I need to distract her.  The next showing is in one hour and fifteen minutes.  Plenty of time for us to go.

Pain level is so so today.  My arm of course, burns.  But I think I am getting used to it since it has been burning for a few months now.  Stupid arm.  We are going to go to the zoo in a few weeks with another family.  We invited on of my student's family to come with us.  I don't know if my student will go, (he's a freshman now) but the younger two will.  The are nice boys and they like mom.  the important thing that they like mom.

I had the Muglia family today except for one who had a sore throat.  Poor kid, a sore throat is no fun especially in the summer.  The three girls play piano and the boy plays the clarinet.  They are all doing really well and the girls are just taking off with piano.  I brought Harry Potter music for them, and they just ran with it.  Today I brought the Pirates of the Caribbean to them.  They love the songs from the movie.

I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying our beautiful weather we are having.  Storms are a coming!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It is beautiful out today.  Not to humid or hot.  My kind of weather.  We met our friends Donna and her granddaughter Sam for Tim Horton's earlier today.  It was fun.  We were there for about 3 hours.  They like the same TV shows as I do, NCIS.  I love that show.  I can't find season 1 or 2 but I loaned them season 3.  My first student should be here in about an 1 1/2 and then the second right after the first's lesson.  I love teaching.  Mom is doing really well today too.  So good day all around.  My arm isn't stinging or burning like it has been, so I am doing well too.  I woke up a bit earlier to meet our friends, not the usual sleep in until 12 noon.  Usually Saturday is the only day I have to get up a bit earlier.

Summer so far has been a bit boring.  I have read several books, which is nice, since I love reading.  But mostly outside of teaching, we haven't done a whole lot.  We have seen a good amount of movies though, which mostly have been really good.  Mom likes to go to the movies.  I think tomorrow I am going to take her possibly to the zoo, depending on how much it is and if we can get my scooter in the car.  We can break it down, just depends on pain level.  I haven't been to the zoo for about 10 years.  The polar bears have a new habitat.  I want to see it.

I am beginning to work on my book again, I also started a fiction story too.  I hope to have my book done by end of summer, but so far I am on page 5.  Not a very good start.  I have been putting other things aside too that I need to do.  Silly, procrastinating me!  Anyways, I hope you have a great day and enjoy the weather!

Monday, July 6, 2009

I got a new student today.  Yeah!!!!  She will start next Monday at 3:30pm.  She is 16 years old and a junior in high school.  I am very excited about it.  She will be a vocal student.  I have her for at least the summer and hopefully in the fall.  She is a friend of another student.

It was rather boring today except for the one lesson I taught.  Teaching brightens my day and when I am not, it is so boring.  We went to Tim Horton's as usual, then came home and watched 7th Heaven.  It was the last episode of the entire series.  I have seen half of the episodes now.  The Hallmark Channel is starting the series all over again.  At least I hope they do.  Often when a series is ended they change the series to something else.

I read something very interesting today.  It was the 70th anniversary of the Lou Gehrig's (spelling???) speech, I didn't know it there was a speech.  Anyways, apparently, there was and the man said he was the luckiest man in the world.  What an attitude!  I aspire to have an attitude like that.  Sometimes I do.  I did when I had the store, but I lost it when I lost the store.  It resurfaces sometimes, like today when I got a new student.  I also went to the little cafe we go to a lot, I had left some flyers there for lessons, and 6 of them are missing.  That means 6 people took my flyer!  I hope to have something good come up about it.

It is beautiful and not too hot or cold out so I think Mom and I will go for a scooter/walk.

Have a great evening.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

It is the 4th of July today!  Independence Day!  Happy Birthday America!  Our freedoms are the best in the world.  I am very grateful for those who serve our country.  We won't be going to any fireworks this year, my arm is sooooooo sore today that I just want to go to bed early.  Hopefully next year will be better.

I finally found the camera that has the pictures on it from Florida.  Naturally, the batteries are dead.  I was just at Walmart a few hours ago!  Ugh, did not know I needed batteries.  Silly me.  I should have checked the camera first before I went, but I didn't think about it.  The camera hasn't been used since Florida and that was last year.  Way last year.  After I get new batteries tomorrow, I am uploading (once I figure out how) all the pictures from Florida on Facebook.  I love Facebook.  It is so fun reading what everyone else is doing.  I did a quiz today on Peggy Williams (Covey) I got 73% of how much I know her.  I guessed right on a couple and the rest I actually remembered from high school.  Scary thought, high school.  It seems like zillions of years ago.  I should make up my own quiz and send it back.  Maybe later.  My arm is hurting to much to type that much.

We will be watching Stargate Atlantis tonight.  I meant to turn it on earlier, but I was reading Kristin Chenoweth's book and it's great.  Her biography is so funny.  I also got the last of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian books from Tony this last week.  He has loaned me all them so far and they are wonderful.  I know that they are supposed to be children's books, but so was Harry Potter and look how many adults read and watch them.  My point exactly.  It has been a pretty boring day, except for reading.  No students due to the holiday.  I didn't cancel lessons, they did.  I would have taught today anyways, I always center my life around teaching.  

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and thought a bit about the people who have given us so much, our freedoms!  Have a great evening!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I went to the Muglia's for sewing today.  The three oldest (there are eight total!) Lydia, Natalie, and Hannah are learning how to sew.  They picked out skirt patterns for the first outfit.  We all learned a new lesson, READ the pattern to see how many you need to cut out.  I don't know how I missed this last week, but I blew it.  Fortunately, we still had enough material to cut the needed material!  Today, we pinned and basted.  Natalie and Hannah got to sew with the machine their 2 basic seams.  Lydia had six panels to pin and baste, so we ran out of time.  I love going there to sew and to teach.  They  (and their brother Peter) are so eager to learn.  How exciting!  I love it when students want to learn.  Apparently the girls have to be told to STOP practicing!  How refreshing!  

On another happy note, Stargate Atlantis season 5 (the final season) is out on DVD and apparently Murder She Wrote season 10 is out also!  Yeah!  I love these shows.  All mom's fault of course as she got me into both.  It is nice to be able to watch shows that she loves too.  She started off having a bad morning, but once we got to Muglia's she perked up and since then, has had a good day.  Thank God for that!!  It breaks my heart when she is having a rough day.  There isn't anything I can do about, and that makes me feel worse.  Soon I will need help with her, but I am able to help her now.  Truth be told, I need her as much as she needs me.  I have a hard time dressing myself these days due to pain.  I can't put my own socks on and she also helps me with my pants.  I can put those on, but she likes to help, so I let her.  The socks are beyond me though.

Have a happy pre-4th of July!  Embrace your freedoms!  We are so blessed to live in this greatest country in the world!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My brother sent me an email yesterday that had me really thinking.  Mom wants to move to Canada, I don't.  He pointed out that Mom won't live forever and I should do what I want.  What I want is to live near him, because he is my brother and I love his family.  He has the most adorable kids, one who turned 10 today, and the other is 8.  They live in Seattle, which is beautiful.  I visited there last summer and Abby (the 10 year old) just cried and cried when we left.  She couldn't understand why we don't live near them.  They moved, I didn't.  Mom really wants to move because she is afraid we won't bury her in Canada.  Why she is thinking about it, I don't know.  She is very healthy with the exception of the memory problem.

I am not sure what I am going to do.  It is a rough decision.  I am not sure what to do yet.  I will let you know.  Of course, I take advice.

Have a great afternoon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It is looking like rain again.  I don't really mind the rain, it's the power failures and nasty storms that bother me.  It is nice and a little cooler today, my kind of weather (temperature wise).  I had lunch with Georgette today.  That was fun.  She is a fellow piano teacher.  She also sells Mary Kay products.  

Today is Canada day as some of my relatives in Canada reminded me on Facebook.  Happy Canada Day!  

Not much else going on.  No students today :( 1 tomorrow!  Definitely not going for a scooter because of the rain heading this way!

Have a great evening.