It snowed last night. Not as much as I was expecting, but enough. I had the neighbor boys come and do our driveway, and they did half. Yeah, wasn't really happy about them only doing half. I need the whole thing done so that my students don't have to go and walk in the snow. I don't like the snow brought in my house on boots. I know the carpets are old and need to be changed, but hey, I don't have the money to do that so lets keep them in as good as condition as possible. Just because they are old doesn't mean they have to look worse. I plan to deep clean them this spring. I have a steam cleaner. Thank goodness that didn't get tossed out or donated because I need it. It is in the garage right now. i don't like it in there but there is no room in the back room yet. I will fix that this spring too. It is only January and already I am planning spring cleaning. I need to plan ahead so that I won't wear myself out and cause extra pain. I have been doing okay with the weekly vacuuming. I am pleased that I am able to take care of this.
I don't have any lessons tonight. Alyssa will be absent for the rest of the month since her Mom won't be getting home in time to bring her. I am sad about that because I enjoy her lessons, but I do understand. A mom can't be in two places at once. I look forward to February when she comes back. I am thankful for the new one starting on Saturday. I will be busier on Saturdays now with 2 lessons. When Aggie is in town, I will have 3. I am excited about that. I think Aggie is coming home either this weekend or next. I am not sure which week. I will be finding out before Saturday.
Overall, it has been a semi productive day. I cleaned up the kitchen a bit. I emptied the dishwasher and refilled it. I will be running it shortly. I have to figure out where to put the stuff on the counter. I have a new cake plate and cover. That can go in the back room. I really like it. I haven't used it yet, but plan to soon. I have no reason to make a cake right now. Lily's birthday is coming up so I may make her one. Depends on the busy young lady's schedule. It is hard to believe that she will be 13 this year. Time seems to fly when I look at her. I hope to have her over again soon to play games. She and I had a good time before Christmas playing games. I also hope to play Uno with Calli again soon. We had a great time New Year's Eve playing games. I also would like to learn the game Munchkin again. It was fun but I only learned to play a bit of it. I love board games. I am glad I have friends who also like board games. It makes for a fun evening. I love those evenings a lot. When Kathy comes for the weekend, I imagine we will play some games too.
I talked to Tillie this afternoon. She doesn't drive in snow so she is stuck at home right now. Maia has finally found a new apartment so they are moving on the 1st. Lia is moving I think this week. I am so glad I am not moving! What a mess that would be. I am very happy to be staying here. I am working on how to declutter the house and put it back to the way it should be looking. I have a notebook for that. I figure by the end of the month I will have my plan ready to go. It has been at least a year since I have done fall or spring cleaning so that will be a big project that will definitely take some time. I have decided that I will start with the utility room. There are two boxes that need to be emptied and the boxes recycled. I will wash the pantry cabinets so that they will be ready for stuff to go back into them. Right now, they are pretty empty. Most of them were washed this past spring so it will be time to do it again. Some of Mom's clothes are still on the dryer and hanging up on the rack. They will be packed and donated. Then I will move to the kitchen and wash the cabinets and appliances. I do need to get some more cleaner for the glass top stove, I don't know what happened to the cleaner. Then I will move into the dining room. I just have to organize the china cabinet again, and clean the computer equipment that is on the desk. I do have to clear the table this week though as I need some of the paperwork that is on it. I also want to mail the patterns to my friend, Angela by the early part of next week. I wanted to do that before Christmas but I just didn't get to it.
I feeling much better now that I have a plan. I still have rough days but they aren't as bad as they were most of the time. I am slowly starting to find my footing in a world without my Momma. It is tough, but I have to do it.
I hope your day was as nice as mine. It was a nice, quiet day. I am almost done with Harry Potter number 7. I did start Anne of Green Gables last night because Harry is so heavy (it is a hard cover). I will get more into Anne's books when I finish Harry.