This photo shows my plans for this evening, with an early bedtime looming some time around 9 o'clock.
I've spent a lot of time on the phone and the laptop today, all to do with the band, and I have brain ache! I don't know how I ever managed to work full time ... I definitely don't have the energy and levels of concentration any more. The good news is that the issue affecting the band is moving towards a successful conclusion and we are now preparing for the next stage.
The children all turned up for their lessons today, and all played to the best of their ability. I think I'm fortunate in having a group of children who are having lessons because they want to learn, not because the parents want them to learn ... it makes a huge difference. I'm letting them all enjoy their current level of playing for a couple of weeks, using some new repertoire and some old favourites, before moving them on to the next level. I'm continuing to enjoy the lessons and have been asked to take on some more pupils, which I think is unlikely but I am considering it. I have the time but don't know if I really want the extra committment.
Tomorrow morning is set aside for shopping and cooking. It's the time of year for warming soups and stews, and hot chocolate drinks, so I need to be prepared.