I finally returned to my sanctuary on the deck. Even for one day, I do miss my deck time.
The morning is bustling right along most sides of The Haasienda. School buses, traffic on Shroyer and Rockhill, folks greeting one another in the high school’s parking lot, the chatter of students passing by, birds chirping, and a slight breeze moving along. It’s 60 degrees and nice, and we are to only hit a high of 78 degrees. I’ll take that.
The dogs are spread out around the deck except for Bailey who has returned to the comfort of my bed, her head nestled into the pillow. Erma began our waking and greeting ritual without moving from her bed. Fifteen minutes later, I returned to open the gate to my room and she raced ahead of the others to get to her breakfast bowl. She remained animated while eating, her tail seldom pausing from motion – a typical scene. Upon finishing her breakfast, Erma moved out to potty, which I observed to see if there were any visible irregularities. Now, she is resting on the deck, seemingly drained of energy.
I am not at The Park today and plan to remain at my spot on the deck until it is time to get ready for teaching which will cover the hours of 4:00 PM to 11:15 PM with fourteen students. Of course, there will be a few on-the-floor naps in my study with the pooches, mostly for Erma’s benefit.
Be sure to make it a great day!