Andrew is home! Woo-hoo!!! He arrived home yesterday afternoon, and then had to go straight to work. He had to teach a confirmation class, and then had another meeting later in the evening. We squeezed dinner in in-between. I had some left over pot roast from Monday evening and I made roast beef sandwiches. (I love making these sandwiches! All you do is warm the left over roast in a skillet, add a little water or beef broth, and break it up with a fork until it is all heated through. Toast up a hearty bun. Make the sandwich by putting a thin slice of pepper jack cheese on the bottom, some of that yummy roast, and then another thin slice of pepper jack cheese on the top. I also add some mayo on the top bun. They are delicious!) I had choir practice at seven, and by the time we were both able to sit down all we wanted to do was go to sleep! I am thankful Andrew is home safe, and maybe life will let us have a routine again. I am a routine kind of gal! I like lists, and plans, and familiarity on a regular basis. That’s just how I roll! 🙂
I am thankful for Alesia! I haven’t had to wash any dishes or fold laundry since she has been here! 🙂 She is amazing and I love having her around! 🙂 The kids have had a blast too. David has been in school, but has enjoyed time with grand-mama in the evenings. Emma has been the lucky one! Getting all the attention from Grand-mama while David’s at school! 🙂 We have enjoyed taking Emma to the park, going to eat at Red Lobster, visiting the bookstore, and playing with toys. (Alesia and I LOVE to eat at Red Lobster. The guys, Jim and Andrew, don’t really care for it too much. So when we have the opportunity, that is where Alesia and I go eat lunch! 🙂 ) Emma loves Red Lobster too. She loves their biscuits anyway! She has her mommy’s tastebuds I believe! 🙂
I started back teaching this week! Yay! I love teaching piano! Have I said that before? Sorry! I just love teaching piano! 🙂 I have some more student worksheets posted on my site! If you are a music teacher or music lover, check them out! I currently teach three days a week, and I have around twelve students. I say it like this because new students are always coming in, and sometimes they stick around and sometimes they don’t! My group of twelve seem to be a solid group. They have been with me for a couple years now. My ideal teaching load would be between fifteen and twenty students, but I am pretty happy with my schedule. I made a promise to myself to NEVER teach more than twenty students. (Under normal circumstances and assuming I don’t ever financially have to teach more than that.) After I graduated with my Masters degree I thought I could conquer the world, so to speak! At one point I was teaching over sixty students. I worked seven days a week between teaching and my church job. I was on overload, and after three years of keeping up that kind of schedule I became exhausted and burned out. When we moved I was able to take a much needed break from everything. Over the last four years I have regained my love for teaching again, but I am cautious not to make the same mistake again. Having kids helps me keep that in check. I am thankful I can spend a lot of time with them, being a mom, and still enjoy teaching and playing piano.
By the way, I am watching Zoe chase flies! 🙂 I thought she was going to jump up on the window blind and fall or hang herself trying to catch one. She is so funny! She does catch them once in a while. Then she eats them. GROSS!