Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dr appt and Adoption class

Actually, I first want to know if any of you know this song? 

Casting Crowns - Praise you in this storm...

It's often given me comfort. I've found myself listening to it recently.

So... tomorrow is another appointment with Dr. S. I know I'll be asking him about Adrenal fatigue and treating it naturally rather than with the Cor.tef I discontinued. I'm hoping he can order one of the food allergy tests I read about in one of the books he recommended - the Elisa/ACT tests. I'm wondering if I have more than just a problem with gluten. No reason really, except that I have so many other allergies! He also wants me to have a follicular ultrasound series. Have any of you gone through that? The only place I could find around me that will do it is a fertility clinic... can't say I'm crazy about going into one of those, but I guess it will have to do. I won't be able to do it this cycle because we won't be here for CD11 when I'm supposed to begin the testing. Oh well...

Friday is our Adoption Education class with AFTH... super excited about that!! It's all day, I think with a few other couples, so I'm looking forward to meeting other people going through the process. Hopefully it will be one of the last steps we need to take before our H.S. is approved. Yay! Closer and closer! :-D

I'm still catching up on blog reading from the last 3 weeks... since I got back from vacation, I'm busy planning out the year's activities for my students. Hopefully after next week when most of my students will be on their back-to-school schedule, I'll feel a little more settled and back into a routine!

Oh... so yesterday, yes, I felt the earthquake that hit northern VA. I was in the middle of teaching a lesson to one of my adult students and it took me a second to realize the floor, the piano and things on the bookshelves were shaking and it was not just the pounding of the left hand part of the Bartok piece he was playing! It was a little unnerving to say the least! And this weekend we're supposed to get hit by the hurricane sometime Sunday.... in any case, DH and I will probably enjoy a nice afternoon inside reading. I love to read when it's raining outside. Hopefully that's all we'll get and there won't be much damage. 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Catching up

Surprise! I didn't fall off the face of the earth! :) I've been a bad blogger lately... sorry. :( Here's what I've been up to...

3 weeks ago... piano camp with my students. We had a blast. We spent a good deal of time on composers and some of their more famous works. The kids favorite part was getting to watch a few cartoon clips! Yes - Bugs Bunny used a great deal of classical music! We played games toward the end of the week and it was clear the cartoons really helped them remember the pieces and the composers. Yay!

2 weeks ago... vacation with my family at a lake in NY. It's wonderful there - we had great weather and got in quite a bit of waterskiing, jet-skiing and laying out on the dock. Went out to dinner quite a bit (we don't eat out a ton at home, and as much as I love cooking, I did enjoy the break!), and made it to a local baseball game - minor league team. The home team won in the 9th inning and I can't even remember the final score. Something like 11-9 maybe? It was back and forth for a while and exciting at the end! It was soooo nice to get together with family.

1 week ago - a great workshop with some good friends. It's always so nice to catch up with people you don't see much, isn't it?

In the middle of all that... I had to prep for our.... kitchen remodel!!! :) It looks terrific and I LOVE it!! I'm still in the middle of getting everything back in order, so no pictures yet. :) Fortunately it was done in the 2 weeks I was gone (DH was home the week I was at the workshop, but our contractor was great about cleaning up at the end of the day and didn't inconvenience him that much). Did I mention that I LOVE it?? Putting everything back is making me think I need another 40 Bag challenge though. Today I realized I have 5 round cake pans and 5 bread pans. FIVE! What do I need that many for? I don't even make cake or bread that often! I think most of them were wedding gifts though, and I think one set of the cake pans came with a cake dome cover that I bought after we were married. As soon as I get things off the counters and into the cabinets, I promise to post photos. :)

Alright, now I have to catch up on reading what you've all been up to! :)

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