MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday morning, July 12th

I slept well but I honestly don’t remember. That’s the sign that I enjoyed my rest and was committed to it.

The morning is overcast and muggy but there’s no forecast for rain, only winds to reach 15 mph by the midafternoon. The sun is pleading with the clouds for some openings and is bleeding a bit of gold around the edges of some clouds.

The past several days have proved a bit sluggish with the gut. Until it was time to teach, I spent most of Monday in bed with documentaries and books, lacking the energy to do anything more after sweeping the first floor. I got to my 8:30 PM Colorado Zoom student and began feeling “odd.” I cannot really describe anything except for the fact I just didn’t feel right. Fifteen minutes into my 9:00 PM Colorado Zoom lesson, I felt a bit “odder,” not truly ill. I took my temperature and it was mildly elevated. I finally asked the student if we could reschedule both him and his sister, and finished the lesson prematurely. I contacted my 10:15 PM and 10:45 PM Zoom lessons from Wyoming and California asking to reschedule. By 9:50 PM, I was in bed and immediately moving into sleep.

I had my true first fall in the middle of the night after rising to leave my bed for a nature break. I did not injure myself and cannot recall how it happened, only that I stumbled for balance, reaching out to furniture in my bedroom to help steady myself. When that failed, it was a slow-motion movement to the floor. It reminded me of THE TEN MILLION DOLLAR MAN when he went into slow-mo bionic action but I did not have the cool sound effects. I know some of me landed on Chief’s outstretched paws and I believe my head found Erma’s hip for a pillow. Bailey and Harrigan, either out of concern or thinking I was awake and wanting to play, danced and whined about my bed. As I said, there were no body damages and I was right back up.

It’s a morning stroll at the park and then a return to The Haasienda for teaching. I am hoping to be more productive in research and writing over the next several days. With the temperatures in the lower 80s and even a dip into the 70s, I am needing some much-deserved deck time.

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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