Friday, June 24, 2011

He is a College Graduate!

It is true, my younger brother, Andrew is now a college graduate!  I was there, I witnessed it!  We left about 2 pm yesterday and came home about 12:30 am last night.  I am very tired today though!  That was 2 hours there and 2 hours home.  Tillie came over to ride with me.  I thought she would spend the night, but she went home.  She swims every morning in the YMCA pool so she didn't want to miss a day.  I didn't really fall asleep until after about 5 am.  I was not happy with that so I am hoping I fall asleep a lot earlier tonight.  I have one lesson tomorrow in the afternoon so that is good.  I don't have any plans for Sunday at this point, I am just not sure what I am going to do yet.  I really don't know right now.  I may go and see Donna or I may go to a movie.  I do want to see the Pirates movie.  I just don't know right now.  I am not sure either.  I do want to stop by Emily's house and give her the graduation present that I got for her.  I hope she likes it.  I do know I need to do laundry this weekend.  I have some clothes to pack away for donation, the last of the little lady's, and I have some of my clothes to put away too.  I may work on that tomorrow or Sunday, I just don't know which one yet.  I have some vacuuming to do too, I am not sure what day I will do that either, maybe split it and do a little each day.

Next week I need to remember to take my grill in to get a new part that for some reason didn't come with it.  I love this grill as it is an indoor one with the taste of outside grilling.  We wore the one out we used when I was a kid.  It finally went a few years ago.  Fortunately, my Mom bought one for my younger brother and he left it at our house and he said I can keep it.  Thank goodness because now I have one.

This past week was super busy for me but I was glad for it.  I like being busy and sometimes I am not busy enough.  Next week will be a regular busy week.  I have the 13 regular lessons so I am pleased about that.  I can't wait until July 11 when I see my Muglia girls.  I haven't seen them since May due to all the health issues that their mother has had.  I have 2 sewing machines for the girls plus another how to sew book.  I just love that family so much.  The kids are wonderful.  There are 9 total now.  The older 4 girls take piano.  Sarah, the 4th girl and child number 6, just started a few months ago.  It is a bit hard to have once a month lessons with a beginner like her, but she practices all the time just like I asked so it is working for us.  The older 3 girls are at a point in their music that it does take a good month to learn their pieces so once a month really works well.  It is not something I would recommend for most students, that is for sure, but with their circumstances, we (the girls and me) have made it work.  Bob is having his lesson on Wednesday because of his work schedule this week.  That leaves just one lesson on Monday with my Emily.  What a doll.  She really is.  She is 8 and really doing very well.  I have 4 on Tuesday, 3 maybe 4 on Wednesday, 1 on Thursday, and 3 on Friday.

Breanna had her lesson for the first time in a month.  She had so much school work to finish that she just couldn't fit it in.  I was so happy to see her and I think she was happy to see me.  She came after Acer and Calli.  Calli is doing very well with her Caro Mio Ben.  Her dad taught her how to roll her tongue so now we need to work on it in the song.  We are almost done with Can You Feel the Love Tonight so we started Feed the Birds.  Feed the Birds was Walt Disney's favorite song.  He wanted to hear it all the time.  It just spoke to him.  It is amazing how some music speaks to us.  I have certain songs that just hit me a special way.  I have Mom to thank for my love of music because she shared her passion for music while I grew up.  That is what I try to pass along to my students.  Whether they stay with lessons or go on to something else, I hope that they always love music.

It has been a quiet day with a few lessons.  It has been a good day.  I am glad I went to the graduation yesterday despite how tiring it was.  I just wish Mom had been there with me.  She would have been so excited about him graduating, she really would have been.


  1. Congratulations to your brother, that is quite the accomplishment these days! I'm so glad you were there to see him and I know your mom was there in your touches me the same way. Have a good weekend.

  2. Congratulations to your brother. I too love Feed the Birds, it's such an atmospheric song.

  3. Congrats, Andrew! And make sure to get plenty of rest when you can, Heather! :0)