I have decided that I need to invest myself more fully in my piano lesson business. It is something I enjoy, that I am good at, and that pays very well. So I need to do some advertising and get some more students! I have been trying to keep a couple days a week open to shuttle Punkin from one thing to another, but things have moved around this year, and I only need one afternoon to pick her up. Next year, she'll be driving herself. Ack! That will leave me even more time to teach lessons.
This year, however, has gotten off to a slow start. I didn't get letters sent out when I thought I would, so then I figured I would make phone calls. Then I got sick for a week, and before you know it, it's October. I have 3 sisters starting on Monday, a couple of scattered lessons, and a couple siblings who won't start until swimming/volleyball/football season is done.
All of this leaves me with a bit of extra time. I've been trying to complete some icky tasks that need to be done and need a chunk of time. Today's task was clearing the car spot in the garage. Somehow things fall out of our car onto the garage floor between the car and the shelves. Then they just sit there until I'm completely fed up and also have a 2-hour span of time to go into the garage and do the minimum required to get the car into the garage and open the doors without scratching them. That was today. Lots of piles of undecided stuff. Also, lots of piles of Girl Scout stuff that I need to go through and distribute in one way or another: some will go to other troops; some will go to troop members; some will just go away (cream of mushroom soup from 2007--I'm looking at you!).
Earlier in the summer, I spent a day in the garage moving all the Christmas stuff into the dark room (for some reason, the first owners of the house decided to give up a nice-sized laundry room and sane entry way for a dark room. That probably wasn't a bad decision in 1978 [my dad had an darkroom set up then, too], but in the age of digital photos, I would SO much rather have a big laundry room and the water heater outside the house [end rant]). Well, first I moved my stash out of the darkroom where The Beard had hidden it, THEN I moved the Christmas stuff into the darkroom and went through every box of stash and culled and organized it. That was a day's worth. The culls still need to go to Goodwill, but maybe later this week while I have a car.
Next week is sewing reTreat (yay!), so I need to get through some of my stuff so I can plan projects and pack for that.
Today, I can't wait to hear The Beard notice how great the garage looks. :-)