THe family came to take my piano yesterday. I think I've said that she is a piano teacher and is getting the piano for her little (like 3 and 5) granddaughters. She brought me a car they had made with sparkly stuff on it and, inside, they had drawn the outlines of their little hands to show me how they would be playing the piano. It was SO precious. The woman also gave me a butterfly wind chime-like thing with a note that said that when I hear that, I can think about the music the little ones are learning. So happy to know my piano is going to such good people.
Got some of the house picked up. I am pretty overwhelmed with all the cleaning and yard work there is to do. Physically, I just can't do some of it. I can't get on my knees; I can't scrub stuff because of my elbow. It's my inability to kneel and this very painful elbow that hold me back the most. Just having to do the more I've had to do so far, has my elbow inflamed. It's killing me just to lift my cup of coffee to my mouth this morning. I am going to need help but will not have the money to get it unless I get a significant raise which will not happen at my current job. Hoping I am called to interview and get the new job...that raise would be 9-12% increase and, with cutting my cable and having Bill off my phone plan, I'd be back to where I was when he was here. My other option is to add a couple more hours a week at the practice. I told myself that one thing I wouldn't do is work more but will have to weigh the trade-offs.
Realizing how out-of-shape I am and how inflamed my whole body feels, TELLS me SHOUTS at me that I have to work on my health again. Yesterday, I took Charlie to the vet and stopped at Chik-Filet to get him some nuggets. i decided to have chicken! and ate 5 or six of them. All I ate the rest of the day was a ton of those Lindor candies and some potato chips...right before bed I felt a little hungry so had a PBJ and a glass of milk. Total crap all day except for the milk!
My neighbor worked on my ceiling fan and it's beyond repair. He said he will install a new one for free when I can afford it.
It's peaceful without Bill here-overwhelming but peaceful. I do think about him several times a day....24 years of doing that.
Spring flowers poking up...first crocus up and open, forsythia starting to bloom, my earliest peony pushing up...