I seem to be posting about 2 or 3 times a month now. A far cry from when I posted everyday. Life is just so full now with teaching part time and having a house full of people. I like it though, a lot. It is so much better from when I lived alone and was grieving so deeply.
Another year has past since the dear Momma has passed away. It has been five years now. Sometimes, it seems like a lifetime, others, like yesterday. I will always miss her. I know that now. My friends who have lost a parent or parents, have told me this. I met up with my friend, Jen, on Monday. She lost her Dad a few years before I lost Mom. She still misses him a lot too. It has gotten easier as in I am used to her not being around anymore but not easier in the missing her part. I suspect it never will get easier in that part. I still find myself looking out and thinking, what a beautiful day, if only Momma were here. I did pretty well on the anniversary itself. I was pleased. I took my friend, Donna out for a drive and we had ice cream in honor of Momma and her love of ice cream. She really loved ice cream. I mean, it was her favorite food, ever. We stopped into McDonald's and got a cone for each of us. They are big cones too! It was nice to talk to her about Momma because she misses her too. Donna and Momma were good friends. I just wish Donna had known her before the Alzheimer's kicked in but such is life.
This week has been a good week. It flew by. I can't believe it is Sunday again. Time flies around here. I have a new student this Saturday. A singer. I am excited about this. Mondays are completely filled at this point. I can have about 3 or 4 more students and then I am completely filled. Saturday is completely filled also. I can only have about 4 a day because of exhaustion problems and they can't be in a row because that also causes much exhaustion. Monday I have breaks in between lessons. Saturdays I have a break too. They are very important. I can't over exhaust myself because that is how I end up in the hospital with headache problems or bleeding problems. I don't know how I get bleeding problems from exhaustion but I have before. Mostly, I get bad, uncontrollable headaches from exhaustion. I do have a few more than I used too, which is awesome. That means more bills get paid.
This weekend was a lot of fun. Friday, C and I watched the 2nd of the Harry Potter movies. I gave the audio description for her. It was hard because of all the dialog. There wasn't as many lulls in the dialog to explain what was going on. Then Saturday, I had 3 lessons: P.J. (my autistic boy) - piano, Isabelle - voice, and Hannah - voice. I took a nap after that. Later that evening, C and I watched the 4th Harry Potter movie. We couldn't watch the 3rd one because I no longer have it. I loaned a former (she was my student when I loaned them to her) the 2nd to 7A movies and she didn't return the 3rd or 6th movie. I was not happy. At this point, no Harry Potter movies will ever go out again. I do hope that eventually they will have audio description on them and re-release them. I doubt it, but it would be nice. I am not sure when we will see another one but one never knows when C has no homework and is available. All depends on her schedule! She is such a busy young lady!!!! Today, A is back from camp and our friend AE is here also. He went to camp with A. AE's siblings will be arriving sometime soon. I haven't seen them in a few weeks. He has a great family and we are very close. I often will go and watch the kids overnight. It is a lot of fun when I do. I want to go see a movie with their mom, Elle soon. I want to see the movie, "The Intern". It looks so funny. I love Anne Hathaway. I just love her in every movie I have seen.
Halloween is Saturday. I don't particularly like Halloween. I don't like the gore or scary stuff. That is just me. A will go out trick or treating while C will pass out candy. I will hide inside as usual and read or something. I just don't do Halloween. I won't go out at all if I have my way. I don't know if I will or not. Momma loved the costumes on Halloween of the little kids so she loved passing out candy. Me? I stayed inside and listened to her go on and on. Sometimes, I would come and look. Christmas is more my speed. That is when people are generally nicer to each other and think of other people, which I like. I also love buying presents for my friends and family. I know what I am making my students this year. It will be fun, I hope. I am excited about it. I know what I am getting my family too and my friends, the few I exchange presents with.
Well, this is pretty long now. I hope this week is great.