Wow, it's the end of May, and my last post was May 2nd. I have no idea where the month went!
It feels like I was just in Texas visiting two of my my adorable grandchildren, but that was April.
May has been:
Absolutely lovely in the garden. Lots of blossoms on the orchids and the roses. And the hibiscus. My little pineapple is growing.
A bit unsettling: I am officially pre-diabetic, but it's a bit confusing because I've been eating very few carbs for eight months, so why should my blood sugar be whacky? I am, granted, 20-30 pounds heavier than I would like to be - weight that just won't leave my body it seems, unless I'm just not eating anything. I do have autoimmune issues, so it's possible that I'm slowly developing adult onset autoimmune diabetes. Since diagnosis, I've checked fasting blood sugars, and they dropped by 20 points a few days later but are starting to inch up again. In spite of a careful diet. There is Type 1 Diabetes in the family, but not close relatives. Something to keep an eye on.
Musically rewarding: My students played a fantastic recital a few weeks ago, mostly their own compositions. I'm so very proud of them! I've also been occupying my time learning a new level of Simply Music pieces in preparation for my more advanced classes. Lots of good stuff there!
Saying goodbye: to students who are moving, stopping because senior year is going to be too crazy, or because of family health issues. It's always hard to say goodbye because I love them all! But like everything else in this world, it's all temporary, and I have to hold them lightly in my hand while they are with me.
Missing my Skype buddy: You know who you are! I was traveling in April then she was traveling in May. Can't wait until we are in the same time zone again!
Summer plans: I sign up for Ali Edward's Hello Story class at Big Picture Classes, which starts in July. I always love Ali's classes, and especially love story-focused scrapping. I haven't done a lot of pages since TWELVE finished in December. Hopefully this will give me the kick in the pants I need!
August includes a trip to see my other grand kids in Washington. Life is certainly more boring with all the grand kids gone! I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot more money on plane trips in upcoming years.
Walks at the beach: My summer schedule has space for me to spend more days walking at the beach in the morning. I plan on taking full advantage of that fact!
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