Monday, August 29, 2011

I love Mondays!

Mondays are the best day of the week because I have the most students.  I have 6 lessons most Mondays.  Once a month I have 10 students on a Monday, yes those ones are tiring, but still rather lovely!  I am all filled on Mondays, I cannot have any more students on Mondays.  However, i have several openings on the rest of the weeks.  I have resolved the Rachel/Aaiyana scheduled at the same time problem.  What happened was that Rachel switched from Tuesdays to Mondays but Takelessons accidentally put her on Tuesdays at the proper time and then scheduled me with a new student on Mondays at the same time as Rachel's lesson.  I had to call the new student and have them switch.  Fortunately, her mother was very understanding and took care of it.  I now have it correctly in my schedule.  Tuesdays are also full.  I have  no spots left on Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday are pretty open with either 1 or 2 lessons each.  I am almost to the point of what I can handle, which also co-insides with how much I can earn with the disability.  I am not going to fool myself into thinking that I can handle more that a few more.  I think I can handle about 4 more and then that will be it.  I just looked at the old schedule and the total for new students is 5.  I can handle 5 more and that is it.  I am hopeful for a few more, if I get 5 that would be great, if I don't that is okay too.

I am so glad it is almost September. I really am.  This summer has been pretty okay as far as summers go.  It has been hard summer in some ways as it is the first I am alone.  The fall will be easier and harder all at the same time.  The one year anniversary is coming up in October.  I have no idea how I will feel about it.  I plan to not be alone on that day.  It will be on a Tuesday and I will have lessons that day so that is a good thing.

Tomorrow only has 2 lessons because Rachel and Laith had their lessons today because of schedule needs.  Elizabeth will be switching to Fridays come school time.  I am not what exactly she is doing, but that is okay.  Wednesday has just Beth's lesson but Julie and Lily are coming to work on the Family Room.  I am a bit nervous because I have no idea what is down there right now.  I do know there are boxes of books that just need to go back on shelves.  I do have some Christmas Figurines that can either be given as gifts or donated.  They were Mom's and I just don't have the room for them.  I also have some nice Thomas Kincaid Christmas Houses that I don't have room for.  I don't know what to do with them either.  I love them because they are beautiful, but I haven't used them in about 10 years or so.  I no longer have a bar that they would sit on for Christmas so they will probably be either given away or donated.  I have a few boxes of Christmas Crafts that my students will be doing this year.  We are going to have a craft day in either October or November.  I also have some sewing crafts that I want to keep because I will do them for gifts for the family and friends.  I don't know how much we will get done, but we will get a good chunk done, I think.  It will be one more step forward to customizing the house the way I want and making it mine.  Eventually, I will re-paint the house and re-do the carpets, but that is months and months away.  I need to take care of the taxes first.  With the new students that I have been getting this month and the new one next month, I will be close, but I should be able to pay the 2010 property taxes and begin on the 2011.  I know it will take a couple of years to catch up, but I am sure that I can do that.  Somehow I will.  I am thankful that I was able to pay $275 in July, but I couldn't this month so I need to make that up.  I have 6 months left.  With the new students that I have at the end of this month, it will make September much easier.

It has been a beautiful busy day.

I do hope you have had a good day too.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you have gotten more lessons. I know you're still grieving, but you're coping so well. I'm sure your Mom would be proud of that. Hope your pain levels aren't too bad x