This morning’s shift at The Park was such extraordinary fun! I got to work with three volunteers I admire, Charlotte, Jamie, and Mary Lou. The Guests poured into The Park as though the threatening skies were joking.
One couple was from Gas City, Indiana which is only fifteen miles from where I grew up in Elwood. There were many Guests from California, Michigan, Maine, Alabama, and Kansas. I love meeting our Guests from all over the country, and the rest of the world.
Despite so many of my students are in the midst of getting used to being back in school following two years of so many disruptions, they have worked hard and many are making some very nice advancements.
Erma is like a ping-pong ball, all over the place, her energy vs. her lethargy. When she’s “up” she is the same loveable and eager-to-love-on-me gal. However, when she’s listless, I am touched by the effort she makes to show her awareness of me, and still, her devotion. How I do love this old girl.
My last lesson concluded at 11:30 PM here in Ohio, but he was only at 8:30 PM in California.
Tomorrow, I got to squeeze in a former student who returns to college but was needing some coaching on an audition piece. I have missed Katie a great deal and I am so glad I get to spend some time with her, Tuesday evening. And, I am grateful my one student had a school event that called them away from their lesson opening up some time with Katie.
And, now? Sleep!