The clock just moved past the eight o’clock hour and the sun is busily teasing my sight with its blinding rays as it moves downward and dodges the umbrella and shower curtain to shield me as I work.
There’s a cool breeze plowing through and it’s keeping the leaves in the trees and the wind chimes dancing and dueting with swishes and clangs. It is so comfortable but the 76 degrees is sliding downward toward 60 degrees. Still, it is dry and comfortable on the deck.
I worked from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM in my study without a break, finally showering and dressing to head over to Mama Kay’s back steps where I sat reading until she pulled up to head off to dinner. We went to Jersey Mike’s and were joined by Libby, Mila, Maria, and Kay’s cousin, Sue. It was an enjoyable time. One gentleman, upon leaving, congratulated me on the fact I was surrounded by five lovely women. Little did he know, I jokingly said, that I was more of a prison warden than a chick magnet.
I continue listening to the audiobook, TRUMAN, by David McCullough and I am now down to 38 hours remaining. The book is now at the pivotal moment in our history where Truman was being considered for the 1944 Democratic ticket alongside President Franklin Roosevelt. I especially liked the 1940 presidential election because Wendell L. Willkie, from my hometown, was the Republican presidential candidate running against FDR. The family and townfolks’ stories are still exciting to learn.
Tomorrow, teaching resumes but with an altered schedule due to students involved in technical rehearsals for THE MUSIC MAN. A good chunk of the morning will be devoted to mowing the yard and trimming. Due to the tremendous amounts of rain over the past week, the backyard shall likely be a challenge.
And, with that, Chief, Erma, Bailey, Harrigan, Harry Truman, and I are back to our regularly scheduled program.