Arrive at 9, set up class, opening instruments, making sure I had enough take home materials (CD, book for each child, amish made bird dolls for lap babies and rhythm sticks for older kids). People started arriving at 10 am, class went til a little bit past 11. I then did an assessment for one of the families to see if their 5.5 year old was ready for piano and she was! I am brutally honest, and will not take a student if I do not feel they are ready. Some parents don't appreciate me saying that, my reply is always I hope you will remember that I told you this, and respect me for it some day. Someone else will definitely take your money, I will not. It is not productive to take a student who is definitely not ready. Frustrating for all involved.
Anyway, sat for 20 minutes after, then went and got a coffee. Had lunch (quiche, guacamole and one ounce of Stacey's pita chips)
Packed away all class instruments and brought powwow drums back to instrument storage in basement.
Resumed teaching at 130 straight through til 5.
130 violin teen
2 viola adult
230 hour advanced violin
330 violin child
4 violin teen
430 special needs piano
and then went home to have dinner out with DH at our favorite diner in Vernon!
Came home and started packing up breakables in DD room. New carpets going in next Monday, woohooo! When do we insist that an adult child take the rest of her stuff? She has been on her own for 2 years. Could this be the catalyst?
Bed by 915. Slept Great!
Tuesday 2/21 Up at 7 am. Woke at 4 am when shatterproof mirror fell off shower wall (seems to be a pattern now, LOL), then again when DH alarm went off at 545, but was able to fall back to sleep. Got up, immediately started moving packed items into basement.
Checked bank accounts (did I mention we got hacked last week?)
Emailed Radiology company that they owed me $784 dollars. PSA, you do NOT need to pay in full for a service if you have insurance that they accept. Even if you have a high deductible. I learned this after the fact. They are SUPPOSED to bill your insurance first. Then bill you for what you owe them. Grrrrr.
Packed more of DD room. Had breakfast, drank cup of coffee.
Put clean laundry away (2 baskets worth)
Left house at 1 pm for studio. I want you to know that if I need a bathroom break, I do take it, and then just start the lesson clock when I get into the room. So it's not exact.
2 violin child
230 violin teen
3 break (230 teen will be starting hours eventually)
330 violin teen
4 piano child
430 violin child
5 piano teen
530 piano teen
6 violin teen
630 violin teen
7 violin teen
730 violin teen
Little Damage control discussion afterwards, then went to CVS and picked up 8x10 FREE print of DD for my Mom.
Also got 2 Scott Papertowels and 2 Scott Toilet paper with $5 ECB back, then when got home entered it into Checkout 51 and got $4 back almost instantly!