Today (Wednesday) I awoke to the sound of the phone ringing at 5am. It was Windsor’s robo-call to inform us that school was canceled due to snow. I got up a little later and made my way into Arnold on slippery roads. After a quick stop at Starbucks for an Apple Cider, I got to the building. I turned on the lights, and only some of them came on. The lights that came on were dim and flashing, and before long, were out completely. I called the flood victims to reschedule appliance and furniture help, locked the door and left. Now I’m at the house, watching it snow, and writing this article.
My keys, my glasses, at times my phone. These are the things I am seeking a lot of the time. Cannot tell you how many times I leave one room to do something and then turn around and go back without the thing I was seeking. Only to remember what it was and turn back around and go get it.
Small talk goes on all day every day. Chit-chat is another term that is used. This is the type of conversation starters that we are all familiar with and engage in all the time. An example might be mentioning the weather or asking someone what they do for a living. In the St. Louis area, asking where you went to High School is a conversation starter for some.
What makes you happy? What gets you excited? For some that’s sports. As I type, I have the live feed of ‘Signing Day’ for Tennessee up on my iPad. That makes me excited for the upcoming season. I love to watch the excitement of coaching staff as these young High School students commit to playing ball for the University of Tennessee. ‘Signing Day’ makes me happy.