I have every reason to feel accomplished with this day. It was long but so gratifying.
The unseasonably warm weather seems to have boosted my spirit and energy. While I have taken time to rest, I have also taken the time to accomplish as much as I can.
I took the No. 17 bus downtown, and due to having a different driver, it was running on time! Amazing! En route to lunch at my Chinese buffet, I strolled through the Oregon District with my camera snapping away. I came upon two Boxer dogs who were, fortunately, moving on along a street that was blocked off from traffic. After a few minutes of not knowing what to do other than keep an eye out for them and try to keep them in the area, a young girl came outside and coaxed them back to their yard.
After lunch, I took a different walking route back to the bus depot and continued making the camera’s lens work its magic.
By 2:00 PM, I was blowing the leaves in Mama Kay’s driveway, and that of the fairly new neighbor beside her. I wrapped up the leaf collection by 4:00 PM to feed the dogs and nap before getting ready to walk to Fairmont High School’s auditorium to watch an evening of three one-acts. Daniel Breslin, the youngest of the impressive Breslin troupe, and one of my Canine Crew members was hilarious in the final one-act. There were times I thought he was going to begin singing, “I got to Kansas City on a Friday; by Saturday, I’d learned a thing or two…” from OKLAHOMA! – he was so much like the character Will Parker.
Since returning home from the show, the kitchen has been cleaned and a load of dishes is now in the dishwasher. Tomorrow, I am planning to research and write as much as possible before heading to dinner and The Dayton Theatre Guild with Laura.
Now, to work some more the remainder of this evening while listening to A LIFE PORTRAIT OF JOHN ADAMS with David McCullough, several years before his book on Adams came out.