Fall Break has commenced. I celebrated on Friday evening by seeing DOGFIGHT at Stray Dog Theatre; by going to Soulard Market on Saturday morning; by teaching three hours of voice lessons that afternoon; and by catching New Line Theatre’s HEATHERS again on Saturday evening.
The house is closed up, and the heat is on. This is after I spent an ungodly amount on a furnace repair on Thursday.
At least one group of critters seems pleased that this little house no longer has a dog: the squirrels are partying in the back yard in a way I’ve never seen here. They must know that danger is no longer lurking a bark away.
And I’ve started looking at dogs again. I doubt I’ll have a new furball before Christmas, but one never knows.
Fall Break includes a couple of days of work, plus a couple of days in Lee’s Summit, and Amtrak trips both directions. I have, as usual, packed a pile of things from the office, but curriculum matters are foremost on my agenda this week.
After a few days of eating on the chili I made on Wednesday, last evening’s freshmade, home-cooked dinner was chicken with lemon-caper sauce, and a medley of green and yellow beans and new potatoes with butter and black pepper. Dinner was divinely yummy!