So I was out running this morning. As is typical, I left my neighborhood and made my way to the middle school track where I ran around a bit before looping around back home. There were about 4 other people at the track. One was the consistent woman I mentioned earlier, the others were unfamiliar.
Consistent Woman wears earbuds, so not much of a conversationalist. Fine. Usually, as I encounter another runner, I'll say "hello", or "good morning" or whatev. As I went by one of the unfamiliars, an earbudless man, I gave some sort of aforementioned greeting. He in turn said, "good job". But it wasn't just "good job", it was rather emphasized and came out as, "Good Jaaaahhhhhb!". Funny how such a simple phrase can be such a nice thing! And a nice way to start the day. I plan to pay it forward. Really, it is so easy to brighten another's day!
My workload has been light, by design. I have just one tutor student presently, and she's been out of town. Yesterday, I attended a fun and effective workshop at the mother ship in Denver. With all of this training and brushing up I've been doing lately, with not much of a student pool to crack the whip on, you can guess what my kids are (forced into) doing with their free time! HA! They probably can't wait for the start of school!
Good job, everybody. Good job.