My New Friend

Little Calvin is all of five weeks and starting to smile and recognize faces.  His big eyes widen,  as I sing to him and he doesn’t cry, so I am hoping it is pleasant to his tiny ears.  It is quite an enjoyable experience taking care of an infant, once again.  I loved having my children and have always enjoyed being needed.  This opportunity fills my empty hours with a wonderful responsibility of caring for Calvin and giving his parents peace of mind while they work to make a living,  I plan to write weekly about Calvin and his achievements as he grows.  It should prove to be a fun, enjoyable time.

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How Soon We Forget

Thought I would share an incident from earlier today, where I knew better but somehow forgot to remember.  I offered to babysit a month old adorable baby boy in my home.  He slept for about two hours and then awoke crying, so I gave him his bottle, remembered to pat his back – wait for the burp and then I checked his diaper.  He needed to be changed and so I carried him gently into my room and laid him on the bed where the clean diapers and fixings were waiting.

As I undid his onesie and then his diaper, I started to reach for the wipes and new diaper when “there was a vertical shower” and I couldn’t react fast enough because I was laughing and so surprised as I said “how could you not remember”?  Little Calvin you have just blessed me with your own personal brand and we will be friends forever.  I promise to cover first with a diaper so I don’t forget next time.

Would you remember after 40 years?

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The Music Bug Has Zapped Me

As I sang my practice songs over and over, my music teacher Crystal played the tune on her piano repeatedly.  I thought if I had a keyboard at home, I could sing all the time and also benefit from the music background.  So, with this thought I researched online keyboards and accessories and decided on the Yamaha 61 keyboard with a built in music song sheet and lighted keys to direct your fingers to the correct keys.  It also had an adapter to be able to connect to the computer and download music along with a pair of headphones for me to blast and not disturb others if I have company.  It has a music stand to hold the keyboard but it needs assembling.  Once it is done,  I will be playing all kinds of tunes and having a blast.  When Fed-Ex dropped it off at my door this afternoon I just smiled and made a check mark on my bucket list.  MsMillie is happy…….

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Only Six Weeks to Go

My little friends at Marlowe Elementary have only six weeks left before their first year of school is over and summer break begins.  It has been a magical journey,  watching their transformation into little people with inquisitive minds and their willingness to learn how to compete with each other.  For example, there are eleven lists broken into 1-11 and each list has twenty words. The goal is to recognize 220 words by the end of the school year and most will attain this with a few not far behind.  They are so proud when they are able to recognize the word and then make a little sentence.  I feel as if I am learning once again and this time pronouncing the words correctly.  For 5-6 year old children this is quite an accomplishment and once again I have been along for the ride,  helping their eager minds absorb all that is offered to them. 

The end of May will feature the “Moving Up” ceremony for the children leaving Marlowe and I know I will be viewing my first year children all grown up with tears of pride welling in my eyes.  It doesn’t seem possible that six years have passed so happily.  Hopefully, I will be doing this for many happy years to come and adding memories upon memories.

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I Feel Proud Today

My appearance on stage was an awesome experience for me even though I had stage fright for a few seconds but then ( I remembered my dream along with my son’s good wishes earlier in the day)  and I just belted out the words – did a little rhythm with the hips- the audience loved it (young and old alike) as I ended the song to their applause and no boos.  I guess,  this is the only way to gain experience is to be on that stage.  Singing around the house and shower just don’t do it.  Earlier today, I had my new lesson and will now practice the wonderful song by the Beatles “Yesterday”.  With luck and practice I will be able to perform this wonderful song on May 15.  Come see me!

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