I love Mondays because I have several lessons. Today I had 6 lessons with 5 being in a row. That is actually my limit because I get too exhausted if I put anymore in. Once a month I will have 4 more on a Monday but since I rest a lot the day before, it is okay. I just go to bed much, much earlier on those Mondays. Emily (6:30) has actually moved to Friday at 6:15 starting this week so I will only have 5 regularly scheduled lessons on Monday. That will be okay. Tuesdays are nice too because I have about 2 lessons with another one every other week. My 4 pm is an hour lesson so in a way, it is 2 lessons. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are also 3 lessons so things are picking up nicely. I am pleased about that.
I haven't really done anything else today but teach. I read a bit before and after Bob's lesson. I am reading the Canopy by Angela Hunt. She is a good author. I have read her historical stuff and her contemporary stuff too. It is very interesting. Most of this book takes place in Peru in the Amazon Rainforest. It is very interesting. I finished the O'Malley books that I have. I plan at the end of the month, if I have enough money left over from paying bills, to order book number 4 and the prequel. That will make the collection complete.
Tonight is the Design Star Season Finale. I never thought I would actually be interested in this type of a show, but it is good. I am very surprised since I have very little talent to decorate. I really don't have much. I keep it very basic. My cousin, Hayley, now she is the one with talent. She can take anything and make it beautiful. She is very, very, very talented. I love watching her create something beautiful out of an ordinary item. It is just really cool. I also like watching Project Runway. Now there is another show I NEVER thought I would like, and I do. I like to sew but I am not a super great sewer. I can sew pretty well, but I am not good enough to be a designer plus, I can't draw to save my life. I can do the basics and a few fancy things, but not super fancy and I am not the tailor my mother was. She could tailor an outfit beautifully. She was an amazing seamstress. When I was small, Mom made all my clothes. I remember every year we would go to the fabric store and she would let me help pick out the dresses (I only wore dresses all through elementary school) I wanted. I loved that she made my clothes. I really did. In 4th grade, I had to have store bought clothes because Mom just didn't have the time to make any clothes for me. She was going to school 24 credit hours, working 2 part time jobs that added up to 40 hours a week plus she had to take care of me and my brothers. I cried when she said to pick out what I liked. I simply cried like a baby. The saleslady just didn't know what to do so Mom and I went home. I was still crying. When we got home Mom asked what was wrong again (she asked in the store but I couldn't answer, I was crying too hard). I asked her if she still loved me. I remember the strange look she gave me. She said yes right away. I then said, then why aren't you making my clothes. You always make my clothes. Momma set me straight and explained why I needed to have some store bought clothes because of all the things she was doing. I understood eventually and we went back to the store where I found some nice dresses. Store bought wasn't too bad, but Momma made better clothes. Mom still made all my Christmas outfits though all through high school. I liked wearing long dresses or long skirts on Christmas and I liked to match her so she always made our outfits. It was during a fitting of a long skirt that Mom discovered that I had scoliosis. She was working on the hemline when she said I wasn't standing up straight. My friend, Jodi was over so she called her up to see if it was just her. Jodi said I wasn't standing up straight. I was, but my one shoulder was 1 inch higher than the other and I had a lump in my back. I didn't think anything about it but Mom called my doctor right away and I went to see her. She was stunned because I had had a full check up including a check for scoliosis that previous May. I had to go and see a specialist in Toronto. I ended up having an operation in December of 10th grade. That is how I got the 2 rods in my back.
I am tired tonight, but I expect it and it is a good tired because I was busy today. I simply love all my new students. They are wonderful and the younger ones are so adorable. They are so cute. The older ones are doing very well too. I do have a new student starting Saturday at 12:30. She is an adult and we all know how well that has gone for me but I am hopeful about this because she has played the organ and wants to play piano. That might mean she is serious and knows how much time is required for learning piano.
I do hope you are having a good day.