When Facebook sent me a message saying that it had been over a month since I’d posted anything on my page, I was shocked to realize that much time had passed! So I thought I’d jump start my blogging with a brief little update on what’s been going on in my world over the last month….
I think one word could encapsulate most of my busyness these last several weeks….”Piano”!
As many of you know, I’ve started teaching piano again. After a break for summer, lessons resumed and I’ve been a bit shocked at the continued growth of my student base. A few days ago I added my 14th piano student! Little did I know that 18 months ago when sweet Abby from church asked me to give her piano lessons that I would wind up with 14 students! Because it had been more than 15 years since I’d taught piano, I was a little unsure of my teaching abilities. But since I’d closed my jewelry business a few months prior, I was trying to determine what direction God was leading me and this seemed like an “open door”. One student led to another and another and now I’ve got my hands full with 14 students, ranging in age from 6 to retirement age. So it would appear that I’m on the path where God wants me to be right now :-).
In addition to adjusting to my new teaching schedule, I was honored to be asked to play “background music” at the Village Retirement Center for 3 events they hosted. Because I’m used to playing primarily for church, I had a lot of work to do to learn enough music to fill each of the time slots. After weeks of preparation and hours and hours of practice, I had 45 songs ready for the events, including everything from Glen Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade”, selections from the Phantom of the Opera, Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are”, to classical pieces like “Sonata in C Major” and “Clair de Lune” (my all-time favorite :-).
Now, lest you think it was all work and no “play”, in the midst of all of this craziness, a dear friend that I’ve known since 4th grade came for a visit. Although it was just for 4 days, we still worked in lots of fun like time at the beach, pedicures, shopping and of course lots of talking :-).
Even though I’ve been absent from the blogging world for over a month, I’ve still been testing new products, trying new recipes and tackling some DIY projects that I can’t wait to share with you all!
Tune in tomorrow for the long awaited and requested Lorac Pro 2 Palette of the Week review, swatches and makeup looks!