Daily Archives: February 14, 2020


Thursday. I came home from work at 4 because I kept getting interrupted. And instead of doing another hour of Webster University Department of Music work at home as planned, I set about doing some cleaning and tidying. (Flat surfaces were loading down again.)

Christmas Eve. The Baileys gave me a lovely handmade gift of my family name, with a different photo for each letter. These photos each relate to some aspect of my relationship with this wonderful couple and their 3+1 boys (Rykardo is the circus student from Puerto Rico living with them this year).

One of the photos (R) is of the Webster University campus sign. The E is from Ted Drewe’s, which the boys love. The T comes from the Circus Harmony Fluente show poster. The A is from the City Museum, the initial R from the Circus Flora logo. I don’t recall where the initial letter (C) came from.

The beautiful handmade piece now hangs in my kitchen, above the door to the hallway. I’m delighted indeed!  I spend a great deal of time in this room, and I’ll see this gift, made with creativity and love, regularly.

I still didn’t get my Webster University work done, but the house is tidier, and my walls are happier.