Where the people sing, no man is ever robbed.
~J. G. Seume
Today feels like my second day of Spring Break. After a grueling first eight weeks of the semester and an on-the-go first six days of break, I am enjoying some time at home.
My morning started with homemade biscuits. Then I worked some of that off with the commencement of Lighten Your Loafers, a weight-loss challenge shared by 20 guys from Gateway Men’s Chorus. We got our hearts going a little bit.
When I got back home at 10.30, I kept moving. The back yard is now emptied of most leaves. I prepped the patio furniture for use. I trimmed the ivy that keeps trying to invade. I installed an under-the-cabinet light above the stove. And I took five boxes of crap from the basement to the trash bins out back.
Suddenly the clock read noon. Auditions for the Muny are next door at SLU High; one of my students dropped by for a lunch of Caesar salad with chicken, then headed back to the audition. Several of my kids are called back for tomorrow!
I have some upstairs work to do in the spare bedroom where I’ve been throwing things recently. I need to run to the cleaners, and to the florists. Tonight is dinner with C and then Powell Hall for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
I may try to get a nap in there too.