I finally replaced the faucet and the drain. I won’t call this done as I have to caulk around the sink and the backsplash. I also have to find a way to attach the vanity to the wall. It is just sitting there loose. Getting the metal ring out of the sink drain was the most time consuming. I hope to get the sink caulked over the next couple of days. Once the sink is caulked then I have to remove and replace the caulking around the tub/shower.
Its nice to go on walks with a destination in mind. My granddaughter doesn’t seem to mind walking anywhere if I tell her a destination. We have good talks while we are walking and I get to find out what is going on in her head. We got to one of our favorite city parks, and we discovered some of her school friends there. She had a great time. The dog got a good long walk. I felt like I gave my granddaughter a good day.
I have finally started working on replacing the bathroom sink faucet. The handle for the hot water broke at least a year ago if not longer. The hot water could be turned on but it was messy looking. I bought a faucet a couple of months ago, and I have been putting off doing the replacement because I wasn’t sure how to get the old faucet out. I started yesterday. It will probably take me a couple of days to complete because of everything else going on right now. It will get done. I will hopefully tackle the toilet next. I have new guts for the toilet longer than I have had the faucet. I want to get that installed before the toilet starts running. I don’t want to pay for water we are not really using.
My granddaughter and I took the dog for a long walk on Saturday. We don’t seem to get enough time for exercising and enjoying the great out doors. We walked a couple miles to a favorite park and bought a small cone for each of us. We were happy to meet up with a couple of nice children from my Granddaughters school. They ran around and played while I sat and read and the dog rested. It was a great first walk of the “nice weather” season. We have my granddaughters 1st Communion today. Mass and ceremony at 1:00 and then off to my parents house for a little party. I hope the sun comes out. It was supposed to be nice and sunny today.
and trying to learn Polish is not as efficient as I thought. I lose count of my reps when listening to the language lessons on my IPOD. I can listen to music with no problem, but it doesn’t work as well listening to the language lessons. I will have to go back to listening to my language lessons during my work commute and listen to the news in the morning and evening at home. I really want to make some headway in both Polish and Spanish.
I’ve been out walking around the house. I have discovered a lot of fixing and mending that I need to do. I am going to work on the list a little at a time and hopefully by next fall I will have the majority of it done.
I don’t seem to have any free time to do something for my community. I would like to get involved in some programs that give back, but right now my financial situation has to come first. I am looking for opportunities that will fit into my schedule. I am looking for materials to help the ESL people at my work. A couple of people asked me if I could help them learn to read. We could do it on their lunch break during work. We are so slow at work right now; the boss wouldn’t mind if we spent time doing that.
but I am right back on it. I am determined to get to the point I am practicing eveyday. I am a week right now. I don’t know how I will fit it in when I start working my second job, but where there is a will there is a way.
because I don’t even make enough money to pay my basic bills and buy groceries. I am playing the rob Peter to pay Paul juggling act. I went out and got myself a second job. I start the 1st full week in May. It will help, but it still is not enough money. I am looking for another full time job that pays more and is closer to my house. The price of gasoline at $4.15 a gallon has really put a dent in my budget. If the weather would warm up a bit it would help; I could ride my motorcycle. I keep telling myself that I am better off than many people. I only have to get through the next year and my house and my mini van will be paid off.
No, I would not quit my job. I would not work over 40 hours any longer. I have several sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews that could use some help; so a million dollars would go pretty quickly. I would give the million dollars to my mom and dad and they would be in charge of splitting it up between all of us children.
I have so many supplies for scrap booking and card making. I have started ogranizing all of the supplies so it is all in one area. I keep finding more embellishments, stamps, paper, and dies. I dusting off and boxing up my late husband’s trains so I can get them sold. I am clearing out that whole side of the basement; so I will have a large well lite area to do my crafts.
I am keeping up with 30 to 45 minutes a day practicing. Today I did really well the first 30 minutes and then I started losing my concentration. I tried for another 5 minutes to get back in the groove, but it was no good. I am noticing improvement weekly. I am working out of my old exercise books from my lessons. I hope to be able to get back to lessons really soon.
with my scales again. I think they are reaching musical level. I am working diligently on the fingering exercises. I make myself practice things that I consider boring or that I am having a hard time with because that is what is going to make me a better violinist.
Religions don’t cause wars. People start wars. Ignorance, jealousy, and or greed is what causes wars. The desire for Ultimate Power causes jealousy and greed, and it also uses ignorance as a tool. Blaming religion for wars is a cop out. I would better like to ask why do most of the people who enter into political world end up so corrupt?
I hate waking up to dirty dishes, but I get home in the middle of hte night. My daughter seems to have no problem going to bed with dirty dishes in the sink. I was trying to be thoughtful by not doing them when I get home at 2 or 3 am, but I decided this morning that being thoughtful leaves me with a sinkful of dirty dishes. Starting tonight, I will be doing the dishes before I go to bed. If she doesn’t want to hear the noise, she can make sure they are done before she goes to bed.
but everyday’s practice does not neccessarily mean I practiced effectivly. Yesterday I did get 30 minutes of practice done, but I don’t think it was effective. I was having trouble concentrating. I hope I can focus better today.
I really need to do something about getting my bedroom into sanctuary mode. It seems to just easily become a dumping ground, and then I don’t get it vacuumed or dusted as often as I should. It becomes a job just to work around all of the stuff I have. I think the bedroom represents my life right now, “chaos.” My whole life seems to be chaotic. I need to start by getting my bedroom in shape and slowly branch out from there. I am not in a healthy place right now, and it is in my power to get myself to a better place.
My granddaughter has to wear a uniform to school. The school requires a uniform headband if one is to be worn. We purchased a head band, and after she wore it several times the cloth covering was coming loose. I put it up for several weeks. I finally got the glue gun out yesterday and fixed it. It took all of 3 minutes after the glue gun warmed up. I am so glad to have finally fixed this and again wondered what takes me so long?
Texas. I love the climate, the people, and the location. I would love to live somewhere that I could ride my motorcycle all year long. I have in laws that currently live in Texas, and I have a nephew and his family that live in the same area. A couple that used to be close friends with me and my husband just told me they are moving down in the same area in Texas. When my daughter finishes nursing school, I may just move myself down there. It will depend on my parents and their health at the time.
fingering exercises. I need to work a little more on them, but I at least could play all three of them through several times without stopping. It now becomes a challenge to make them sound like music. My goal is to make even my scales sound like a song. My violin teacher played scales and exercises like she was playing a fine piece of music. I would like to be able to do that. 55 minutes of practice.