A cardinal is bellowing for all its worth, heralding the start of this beautiful day. Sunshine, blue skies, wispy clouds, a gentle breeze in the 64-degree weather, and the sounds of walkers, joggers, runners, and traffic surround The Haasienda on Shroyer Road.
The dogs sense something is in the making and they will be excited when my first student arrives this afternoon for the official return to in-person lessons. It will be nice to have students and parents coming back to the house. There are three students I have not yet met in person and they’ve been with me for 1+ years. I had several students graduate that I had not seen in person for two years, and several post-grads I never got to meet in person. I am planning on meeting up with each of the post-grads throughout the summer months.
After putting on the coffee and feeding The Quartet, I began an initial tackle in the living room with The Parting of the Dust Ceremony. During the past two years of not having in-person lessons was that I became quite lax in housekeeping. Now, I have never been a stellar housekeeper. The quarantine offered me an opportunity to ignore some basic life components and I did.
My sinuses are congested and I have a slight headache; I suppose something is in the air. I’ve performed a sinus rinse and that should assist with the congestion.
I may work for a few hours and enjoy a nap before getting ready to teach until 11:00 PM. I still have seven Zoom students in Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming, and California that can take the later times since they are two to three hours behind my time.
Time to finish some other things and get on with the day. Make it a great day!