It started out as a bad day for me. I got up late, again and I wanted to get up earlier because I don't like this new habit of sleeping in very late. I have got to stop it. Tomorrow I have a few things I want to do before teaching. I need to decide what songs to copy for Ed and make a CD for him. I also need to make some copies of music for my new one on Thursday too. I want to get on top of this so that I have the music ready. I don't have too many copies of the books left so I need to copy the music. I should have done that for Amanda and Kayla, but I didn't. I need to for the other Amanda and Koffi. I have two adult male students that are starting and I only have 1 copy of guy songs so I have to copy them for the guys.
I emailed Richard when I was upset and crying. He emailed me back right away. He was reminding me to keep busy and not think about it too much. To look forward, not backward, which is very Richard. I called Kathy after I emailed Richard and by the time we were done, I was feeling much better. I should have just called her. She always makes me feel better.
I am feeling better now. I think that I need to get busier and not sit around thinking too much. I spend a lot of time on the computer because I don't have a lot to do. I need to get off my butt and start working on the plan for the house. January is 1/2 over and I haven't even started. I only have a bit left of the month to make my plans. I don't want to still be thinking about it in February. I want to start working on my plan in February. I want to have this house the way I want by summer. Kathy and Tony are going to help me clear out the storage unit when the weather warms up in the spring. I am thankful for that. That is an expense I don't need plus I don't really need a storage unit. I have a house that has lots of room. We got it because we were going to move to Rochester near the store. I shouldn't have ever got it, but I did and now I am sorry but I will get it closed soon. Most of the stuff will be donated. I am keeping a few things for myself and the rest is going. I want the keyboard that in there and the pictures in the boxes. There are few other boxes I need to keep from the store and a couple of other boxes but the rest is going. A lot of the boxes, a good majority of them, are old reference books and stuff I don't need. I am glad that I will be getting this gone and taken care of.
Tomorrow I am going to go in the family room and find the craft bags. I am going to pick a kit out to make and start working on it tomorrow night. I am going to stop playing around on the computer all night and do something productive. I want to be more productive like I am used to. I used to be busy all the time and I am want to do that again. I did get my notebook out and it is on the counter. I have everything ready to start my planning. By the end of the month, I will know what I want done and where I want to start. I want the house in order so that if Richard can come with the family for a visit I will have room for them. I am hoping to see them this summer. I haven't seen the family in 2 1/2 years and I miss the kids a lot. They are growing up so fast. I do hope to be able to see them more often soon. We shall see if that is able to happen. I am hoping by summer to be able to put a bit of money away for the plane fare to see them at least once a year if not twice. I feel so far away from them.
Next week is shaping up to be a good week. I have 4 lessons tomorrow plus I will have the music copied and put in the binder. Tuesday, I have 2 lessons. I have a new lesson on Thursday. On Saturday, I have 4 lessons and I am going to see Peggy this weekend so all in all it is shaping up to be a good week. I also have some house work I plan to get done too. I think I have a plan to do some where it won't cause extra pain. My goal is to get the vacuuming the carpets and the floor in the utility room, kitchen, and dining room. I will be putting the paints away and cleaning up the corner that they were in since before Christmas. I also need to completely clear the kitchen counter off. I did most of the dining room table last week and I have mostly kept it up. I want to go to Joann's and get a new Valentine themed table cloth too. I like having table cloths that go with the season. I think I am ready for that again. I had table cloths that matched every season but they were donated. I will change the table cloth and then put it in the closet upstairs for next fall. I didn't need to buy Christmas ones because I have 2 that are very nice. I just didn't put them out. I never got to it.
With how things are turning out, I do feel like Momma is watching out for me. Things have really come together for me since she passed away. I needed new students to pay the bills and I got them. I need some more and I am sure that I will get them. So far, the new company is happy with me. I have marked all my lessons in a timely manner and so far everything has gone very well. I am not anticipating any problems. Kayla will have her music by this weekend and I hope that Amanda will have hers ordered. The other Amanda needs solo and ensemble choices so I will have them ready for her on Saturday. She is an alto. I am hoping I know where my young singer alto book is. It can't be too far. Fortunately, almost all of my music has been put away so I will find it easily.
Well, it is almost time for bed. I am rather tired tonight. Crying makes me very tired. I hope tomorrow I will be less tired. The cold is almost gone, thank goodness. I have just a bit of it left. I figure by the end of the week it will be completely gone. I do hope you are doing well and are not sick at all.