Getting Back into the Swing of Things


Getting back into the swing of things?  What??  Yeah, I know it is Friday, the end of the work week, but after last weekend’s travels it has taken until Friday to get back into the swing of things.  Anne was sick both Tuesday and Wednesday.  That’s right sick on her birthday, but she was feeling better by then.  She went back to school on Thursday, 3rd grade, so not too hard.  Thursday night she went out to Knitty Couture.  I’m guessing to work on Jay’s socks. Today she is at the high school. egrets 2

I rode in the Park yesterday morning.  There was fog on the golf links.  The flying egrets were playing musical chairs or something like that.  I spooked one of them and he in turned spooked another one, who spooked yet another.  Soon all five egrets were dancing around the pond.  Also, I saw Mary A. jogging in the Park.  I got fifteen miles on Thursday.

Orange Flowers Today’s header shows the flags for this year’s season of shows at the Muny.  The first one, 42nd Street will put us back in the Big Apple, at the middle of next month.  The orange colored flowers belong to a neighbor.  When I first noticed them, I thought that the neighbor had tied orange crepe paper to wire stems.  The iris is in our front yard.

I heard on the radio, that the super bowl of chess tournaments will be held in Saint Louis.  For the next 10 days, the top 24 players in the United States will huddle over boards, vying to be named the 2009 US chess champion.  The venue for this competition is the brand new Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, at the corner of Euclid and Maryland in the central west end.  Saint Louis has a long and storied history with chess.  In addition to being the childhood home of Regina Wender, Bobby Fischer’s mother, Saint Louis also hosted matches in what historians recognize as the first official World Chess Championship, played in 1886.  In 1904, the city hosted the American Chess Congress.

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