MY DAY: The return to in-person teaching

Wow! What an exhilarating feeling!

From 3:00 PM until 11:45 PM, I eleven in-person lessons and six Zoom lessons. It was a great mix for the full return to in-person lessons. There were two students I had never met in person, four that I had met but had not worked with in person, and a number that I had pre-Covid and finally got to see again, in person. Ahhhh… There was something liberating.

And the dogs were so excited to greet with barks, embrace with tons of sniffing, and a great amount of appreciation with tail wags from all the petting and love they received. I am so grateful for everyone who loves The Quartet.

Cleaning the front (living) room was a huge challenge as I had allowed it to slide during the pandemic and quarantine since it was not in use. It was picked up and neat, but the dust… Oh… my… I used the vacuum with the brush attachment, first, and then dusted using a cloth. But, the front room is clean (as much as I desire it to be).

The piano hands were not as rusty as I feared. It was, as they say, “like riding a bike.” I did take some Ibuprofen around 8:00 PM and that eased some of the stiffness and achiness.

After Zooming with my last students from Wyoming, I came out onto the deck to enjoy some quiet time and fresh air. The Quartet did not join me but took their places in the bedroom. They are tuckered out from their big day!

I do not return to the park until Wednesday so I can relax a bit, tomorrow morning and early afternoon. But, for now, I must sleep so I can wake up and make it another great day!

Photos: Bailey was looking so cute during Patrick’s lesson. She even showed him how she could smile with her teeth! This was Patrick’s first time to actually meet The Quartet.

About Wright Flyer Guy

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