Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Goodness of Friends Tuesday 6-19

I am so thankful for friends.  I know at times I need to let them know how much I appreciate them.  I am really blessed because my friends are so good to me.  It is partly why I didn't want to move.  I like it here a lot and I am settled here.  I have my students here too.  I am not that far away from my family either so that is good.  I just feel this is where I should be so I am.

This month is flying by me.  It just is.  I have a no lesson weekend coming up again.  I am hoping to meet up with Star and Kelly.  Star was not feeling too well last week so I am hopeful for this week.  It is so nice to be friends with former students.  I am friends with several former students who are now all grown up.  I have attended weddings of former students too.  Other than church and visiting with the girls, I have no plans this weekend at this point.

I had a few lessons this afternoon.  I had my Richards' girls.  They are so sweet and are playing so well.  They started at the end of December and all three are in their 3rd book already!  They are only 5 and 7 years old!  Yeah, they are so amazing.  Her mom and I decided to go to a straight 1/2 hour for each instead of 20 minutes each because we go over all the time and they need 30 minutes each at this point. The twins, Jillian and Brooke are starting level C in the prep series and Aubrey is starting level 2 in the basic series.  All 3 girls know their notes so well.  They are just so cute.  I had a new student, Minh (25 years old) today too.  I have to pick up some books for her.  She is a beginner.  David also had his lesson.  We had an hour today because he missed last week.  He is doing well with the songs he is singing.  He has the most trouble with the Italian piece, but that is to be expected as it is the hardest piece he has.  Tomorrow, I only have 1, which is okay because I had the Richards' girls today instead of tomorrow.  I also have physical therapy tomorrow.  I have 3 (I think) sessions left.  I know I at least have 2 sessions if not 3.  I don't know if they count the initial visit as the first session or not.  It was just to see my range of motion and to test my strength level.  I also ached so much that day.  Lately, the pain has been less so I think the physical therapy has really helped me a lot.  I have been working on my home exercises too.  I guess that this is better than taking more medicine.  I also am hoping the new medicine will help with some of the pain as well as my anxiety.  I haven't had any anxiety attacks lately, but my anxiety has been pretty high lately.  It isn't as high as it was right after Mom died, but at times it feels just way too high for me.  I need to have it lower.  I teach and function much better with less anxiety.  It has been a few years since I have had medicine for anxiety but I think it is time to have it again for a while until I have it under control again.

I have my scope on Thursday.  I hope my ulcer is better.  I guess i will find out on Thursday.  I hope I don't have to have a scope for a long time.  I won't be teaching that day either so it makes it bad all around.  Thursday is my busy day and it is choir too.  I will be missing choir on Thursday night because of the scope.  I will also miss my students.  I will sleep most of the day though, if it is anything like last time.  Heather's mom is driving me home.  I am not sure exactly how she will get home from here or when she will go home but I know Heather has it all under control.  Tomorrow I will find out exactly what time I have to be there.  So far it is 9 am.  That is just so early in the morning for me.  I am so not a morning person.  I don't get crabby or mean or anything like that.  I am just really out of it and it takes me a few minutes to realize I am actually awake sometimes.  I used to come down the stairs and sit on the bottom step when I was young.  My brothers used to get in my face and ask me if I was awake yet.  I would look at them with like, huh, what? kind of looks.  I didn't really like it when they did this, but they found it amusing.  Sometimes my mom would ask them to leave me alone and let me wake up.  I have always been hard to wake up that is just me.  I am not with it in the morning.  I am much more a day person.

It is so hot outside today, about 96 degrees with lots of humidity.  I am not sure the percentage, but it feels super high.  It is supposed to be hot tomorrow and then lower 80s for the rest of the week.  It is supposed to rain on Thursday but not until then.  My grass is turning a beautiful shade of brown.  I don't really care too much right now.

I do hope you are staying cool.  It is just so hot here.

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