MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday, May 21st

The grumpy old man who wrote a less-than-positive blog post on Saturday is not the same man who is writing this post, this morning. For the first five to six hours of Saturday, I could not find the button to turn off the tiredness, achiness, and grumpiness. However, given my record of always being a positive force, I am allowed a day, or two, of the schlumps.

Yesterday morning, while managing one of my areas, I watched bits and pieces of Centerville High School’s graduation ceremony at The Nutter Center. Two of my students, Sam McLain, student body president and Northwestern bound, and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (theatre) bound, Patrick Comunale, were featured. What a proud moment that only highlighted the pride in these two young men who continually climbed and achieved rises in their high school careers.

A brief return home to tend to the pooches, grab a nap, eat some soup, and dress for the Schuster Center refreshed me. By 10 AM, the dreary, wet skies had transferred to clear, sunny skies and it made some of the walking more pleasurable and reenergizing.

It was another fantastic presentation by The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. I got to meet Carol, a house manager with whom I had never worked, and we split the loge balcony with our usher teams. Carol lives in Oakwood and is such a lovely lady. There were some terrific patrons that I met, too, and they added some extra bounce to my spirit.

I returned home to find some delicious containers of food delivered by Mama Kay from Laura who hosted a dinner to celebrate May birthdays and Mother’s Day. Sadly, I could not attend the event with my bonus family, but I did enjoy a terrific late supper.

Col. Deeds, who now stands as tall as Erma, Bailey, and Harrigan, and is nudging Chief in the height competition, was so delighted to see me. He crawled next to me in bed and kept hugging and kissing me before he snuggled into the crook of my arm to sleep the remainder of the night.

It is time to start my day.

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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