Two years ago this afternoon, I held my Samson as he crossed the rainbow bridge.
And even now, thinking of him, I weep for love and loss.
Some nights, a night at home is exactly what the doctor ordered.
And I’m grateful thereof.
Random thoughts on a Wednesday evening:
- Temperate weather has arrived. The windows are open. And a slight chill is in the air.
- Hot chicken salad and a green salad makes for a tasty homemade dinner.
- Modern Family still makes me laugh out loud . . . every single episode.
- Bon voyage to our Webster alum Christian Hendricks as he heads to the University of Durham (UK) to start a graduate program.
- Teaching voice lessons is so damn fulfilling.
- My passport is due to arrive tomorrow, with a Russian visa. Too bad this is three days after I was due to depart for Europe.
- Auggie’s skin allergies are under control again.
- And my stenosing tenosynovitis is better after another cortisone injection on Monday, with a new doctor I like very much.
- I hope Thursday’s recording session goes more smoothly than Tuesday’s. The fault on Tuesday was all mine.
- I’m in a quandary: how do I convince recalcitrant students that learning to read at sight is a most incredibly valuable tool? And life skill? And necessity for employment?
- The arrival of October = the arrival of travel season.
- Sometimes a thank-you note from a student, and the next day one from a parent, can really lift the mid-week malaise.
- And hearing from a former student — an exchange student from Germany many years ago — is even more delightful.