I can't believe that October is almost over. I think I say that every month. Time is going so fast some days. Today is one of them. I have 3 lessons, Camille, Rick, and Katie and all but Katie is finished. I was copying her music but the black ink is out on the printer. I will have to pick some up this week because I will need to make copies for Allison and Natalie. Actually, I think I will have to pick it up tomorrow since I need the music by Wednesday. It won't be a problem, I will go after church tomorrow. They should be open by the time I finish church. After that, I can come home and take a nap. I have all day tomorrow to get the rest of the music organized for the concert. I also need to make a flyer for the concert so everyone knows the date and time.
I am glad this horrible month is almost over. With the except of a couple of birthdays, I simply hate the month of October now, just hate it. I am glad it is almost November despite it being a dreary month, it will be better than October. I only have 2 more days I have to get through and them a new month will be here. I will be hiding on Halloween just like I did last year. I just am not ready to take over Mom's passing out the candy post. Halloween has never been my favorite holiday, even when I was a child. I like the costumes part of it but I never really got to eat any of the candy I collected. My brothers got to eat theirs and my candy. I think I got maybe 2 or 3 pieces total for Halloween. I was glad when I was not going trick or treating. Halloween parties were more fun.
It seems that the last flare is over now. Thank goodness! My hips have been okay all week so I am glad about that. It was so hard to walk last week when the left hip was flaring so bad. I still have trouble lying on my back at night, but I always have trouble with that. I lay on my sides and it is much more comfortable to me. It doesn't hurt my hips or my back when I do that. Otherwise, my hips and back are really unhappy campers and that is not good.
After Katie this evening, I won't have any more lessons for the week. Rick came today instead of Sunday because it was best for his schedule. It works for me. I like to be super flexible when I can because then if I need to change a lesson for a day, my students and their families are more willing to change. It works out well for both of us. A perfect example was the reunion weekend a few weeks ago. I needed Friday cleared so my students came on Sunday and Saturday. If I was not so flexible, I would have lost out on lessons, but this way everyone is happy. My new students are more into rescheduling than canceling and I love that. My old ones also are more into rescheduling rather than just flat out canceling. It really works for the both of us, the student and me.
I am going to start cutting out the ornaments this week, I think. First though, I must clear off the dining room table. It is covered with CDs and music! It is simply covered! I have a small spot for my computer and for me to eat, but that is it! I have the lovely new tablecloth that I am also anxious to put on. I have a wonderful quilting mat that I can use to measure and cut the materials out on. I bought the mat about 2 years ago when Mom and I were going to learn how to quilt. Now, i am not so interested in it, but maybe someday I will be. I like the mat for other things too so that is good. I am anxious to have an area strictly for sewing downstairs. It will be nice to use. I will also be able to watch TV (when I get one for downstairs) in the family room too. I may buy a smaller one for up here and move the bigger one downstairs again where it originally was. I don't know. It depends on the money situation, of course, I can't do anything until the property taxes are completely paid for the year. Once that is in hand, I will be able to save smaller payments for the next year taxes and perhaps be able to buy a new TV for the kitchen/dining room area. I also have to have the carpet put on the stairs this winter. I have both the carpet and the padding, it just needs to be installed. I have the name of a person to do this but I am also going to check on Angie's list as that seems to be a good way to go.
I am going to read for a few minutes, Katie should be here shortly. It has been a nice and busy day with lessons and getting music ready for lessons. I am getting up super early tomorrow for church. I do hope you are having a good day too.