Wow, summer is almost over. This month has been quieter than usual with a few more absences than usual. Only 2 students quit for the summer, but the ones that stayed had a lot of absences. Today, I was supposed to have 4 and I only had 1. Yesterday I had 1 instead of 5 so I am thankful fall is coming soon. I can't wait for a regular schedule.
I am also awaiting the new season of NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles. I love those shows. They are so good. I do watch some of the re-runs on the USA channel. They also re-run a lot of the Law and Order:SVU, which I also really like. TNT runs the regular Law and Order show a lot too. I do have a few seasons of the NCIS but not too much of the other shows. I have the DVDs of the show Missing with Ashley Judd. I did see a couple of the episodes but I missed most because of choir practice. I am planning to watch them over the weekend.
It is Labor Day Weekend this weekend. School starts Tuesday for most of the students. A few schools started this past Monday, but most start Tuesday.
I had to miss church again today because of my bad headache. I am thankful I only had one lesson for the day though because it was a really bad one around the late afternoon. I ended up going to bed at about 7:30 pm tonight and now I am awake for a while. I knew this would happen so I am not surprised that I am awake right now. My head is back to the normal headache right now. I am also glad that I didn't have a really bad one last night. Yesterday evening, I went to my lovely girls (the Muglia's) house for dinner and a movie. I brought "Sound of Music", which is my Sarah's favorite movie. We had pizza for dinner and salad too. It was so fun and I love spending time with students outside of lessons. The girls and I had such a good time. Their mom has become a good friend to me. The girls also were friends with Mom and they were upset when she passed away. Mom taught them a bit about sewing until she couldn't anymore and then I took over. Lydia has really taken to sewing. The girls have 3 sewing machines between them. Mom had bought each of the girls a travel sewing machine, but somehow 2 of them disappeared with some other stuff so there were only 2 left. They have them now. They also have several books about sewing that Mom and I had bought. Mom also bought me some of the same sewing books she had, so I gave the girls Mom's books about sewing. My friend, Star, is going to be teaching Hannah, Lydia, and Natalie art starting this month. I have to get Star's schedule and the girls schedule to see what will be best for all of them. I am actually really excited about them taking art as the girls are so into art. Lydia wants to be a fashion designer and the twins, Natalie and Hannah, want to be animators. This classical art class that they will be taking will really help them get into art school.
Minh had her lesson today and did very well. She is coming along so nicely with reading her notes and learning to count the music. I am quite pleased with her progress.
I think I am going to read for a bit before I head back to bed.