After a four year separation, I have returned to my piano and my fabulous piano teacher. I quit during a time that was extremely busy and chaotic, but life has calmed down considerably, so we are together again and I am enjoying myself immensely. Sometimes, I need to interact with others. Other times, I need to interact with only myself. Playing the piano provides that for me in a constructive, emotionally satisfying way.
Poor Amelia. She is doing so well in San Francisco, except for the fact that a couple of weeks ago her apartment was damaged by extensive leaks in the building. Actually, damaged is an understatement. In spite of the fact that her apartment is on the second of three floors, the roof leaked so much that it filled up the light fixtures and drywall became soaked. It is now uninhabitable, the landlord is being unreasonable and uncooperative, and she is essentially homeless. Right now she is staying in a hotel (after the generosity of friends), she's looking into a lawsuit against her landlord, and she is hunting for a new place, which is turning out to be trickier than one would think. She's a trooper though.
Well, I jumped on the Hunger Games bandwagon. That is, my book club jumped on the Hunger Games bandwagon, and I am so glad we did! It has been a while since I've read such a page-turner. I'm now reading the second book in the trilogy.
And...one thing's for sure, birthdays on Facebook make you feel like a superstar!