I had the eye specialist yesterday. I need new contacts and glasses. No, this was not a surprise. I knew I needed them. Street signs are getting harder to read. What I did forget is that I needed a driver because he wanted to dialate my eyes and I drove myself. Yup, what was I thinking? I wasn't. Anyways, he said it wasn't any big deal, he will just do it when my contacts come in so I will need a driver that day.
Today, was the ear doctor to check on my hearing aids. She adjusted a few things and now some levels have been turned up so I am good to go. I am glad I got them, although I was skeptical when I first got them. I wasn't sure they helped until the week they had to be sent to the factory for fixing. Then I couldn't hear so I knew it was a good thing to have them. I don't have to go back until November now. I am glad. That will be a year for me having these.
Tomorrow is a new doctor, the endocrinologist. I have never seen this doctor so everything is new to me at this practice. Because of the prolactinemia, I have to see him. I couldn't really even tell you which one I am seeing. I have it written down though so that is good. I am not sure what all will happen, like will I have more blood tests tomorrow or not, but I will find out, that is for sure.
Lessons are on the low side and have been since Christmas. I lost a few students at Christmas because of moving and such and they never got replaced so I am really on the low side. I can only teach so much as it is. With the amount of cancellations I have had since January, wow, it is no wonder I am not stretching my dollars as well as I was. I have looked at my schedule and with some recent changes, I have some openings again. I have opened up some spots on the takelessons.com page so I am hoping they get filled soon. I need a certain amount to be able to pay the utility bills and the taxes as well as the doctor bills, which haven't been paid since March. It is not good, but I know it will get better. It always works out in the end. I am just thankful for what I have. My needs are met and my wants are few. I am happy with what I have. If I want something else, I save for it. Like right now, I am going to be starting to save for a couple day trip to Kalamazoo to see Kathy. That is on my list of things I want to do. I like going to see her in the summer, because really, I only see her about 3 to 4 times a year at the major holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Easter, and once during the summer. I am hoping she will be able to take a weekend and come to visit us, but if she can't, that is okay too. With four children and a hubby, plus work inside and outside of the home, she is very busy and I totally understand that. I like to stay in a hotel that has a pool so the kids can come and swim sometime during the visit. Otherwise, Kathy and I spend the whole time together. It is just so much fun to have some Kathy time. Other than that, I foresee a couple of day trips to see my younger brother, Andrew and maybe some cousins but that is about it. I hope to see my Aunt Michelle and Uncle John soon too. I have many Sundays off and that is my rest and visiting day. I am thinking of going to see Andrew on Sunday. I am not sure yet. It is a 2 hour drive there but that is okay. I don't mind. He is definitely worth the drive. I haven't physically seen him since September and that is a long time to go for not seeing my brother. I do text him quite a bit but that is not the same as seeing him in person but if I have to choose between texting or no contact, I will take texting. His are short and that is okay. I know he is doing well and that is what matters.
I am very tired tonight and I foresee myself going to bed rather early. With having to get up early yesterday and today, it has been extra exhausting plus I have to get up early again tomorrow. 3 days in a row is very tiring for me. What was I thinking? I wasn't, I know. I just wasn't. I made these plans without consulting my planner but I won't do that again. I will try to have my planner with me at all doctor appointments in the future. I can sleep in on Friday and I will definitely need it by then. I don't want to have a crash happen to me. Most of the time when a crash happens, I end up in the hospital and I don't want that to happen. I am working on staying healthier so I don't have to go into the hospital.
My headache is pretty bad right now since I am so exhausted. I taught a couple more lessons than usual because of make ups too but that didn't increase my headache, the exhaustion did. I have to be so careful about things like because my headaches can get so bad. The rest of the pain is just the regular pain, nothing increased so that is good.
Well, time to head off to bed for a bit of light reading and then lights out!