I taught four group violin sessions and two private violin lessons this afternoon, and I drove home thinking how the Christmas vacation and various other recent circumstances have done me good; I feel a renewed sense of enthusiasm for working with my lovely - but sometimes challenging - students. I had both energy and patience today in great quantities. (Sometimes the latter is called upon much more than the former, particularly in the group sessions!)
June, a first-year fourth-grade student in one of my groups, won the practice prize for for her session today. She practiced a total of 180 minutes during the past week! She went home with stickers and a chocolate chip cookie and left behind her a very pleased teacher.
I made homeade pizza for dinner tonight - FavoriteBoy's with meat, more meat, cheese, and more cheese, and mine with just sauce and roasted vegetables.
Now FavoriteBoy is sitting at the piano playing Broadway songs from Beauty and the Beast and singing all the different voice parts - now he's Lumiere... now he's the Beast... now he's Gaston... now he's... Belle!
And I'm sitting here thinking two things:
1) I haven't blogged in a while, and maybe I should
2) Our life together is full of blessings.