MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Thursday morning on the deck

There is a peaceful, simple solitude with this morning’s seat on the deck, accompanied by the two Seniors, Chief and Erma, at my side, while The Sister, Bailey and Harrigan, explore and sniff their way around the yard.

Whenever I enter the deck with what The Quartet recognizes as tools of my trade, they become excited much like when I return from taking out the trash with dancing and much enthusiasm for my decision. It’s rather cute.

My day always begins with preparing my coffee by 7:00 AM so that I am ready to Zoom with my son and his partner, living in London. We have a 30-45 minute chat, describing our yesterday and today, something interesting, and the entire conversation laced with humor.

At 8:00 AM, it’s time to feed the beasts and get another cup of coffee. I’ve never “needed” coffee but this past year it seems to be an energy boost that has become much needed. I seldom have a stomach for an early breakfast and either takes place mid-morning or Noon.

9:00 AM, Mondays and Wednesdays, this past school year, I had four hours, back to back, with online teaching. The other mornings, I wrote, providing I felt well enough.

The weather and time spent on the deck is always rejuvenating, allowing me to absorb my Vitamin D fix and breathe in the fresh air. The dogs also seem to know that they’re permitted to beg for some spontaneous petting, now and then, when I am on the deck. In my study, they know I am not to be pestered while teaching.

My yesterday’s irises have been joined by several more. They’re quite beautiful!

I have two minutes before writing commences.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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