16 April 2017

Easter 2017

A week ago last night (8 April) found me at Toyota Stadium of World Wide Technology Soccer Park for the Saint Louis FC (http://saintlouisfc.com/landing/index) match against defending United Soccer League (http://www.uslsoccer.com/) champion New York Red Bulls II. I went early to take in the nice tailgate put on by the St. Louligans (http://stlouligans.com/), then marched into the stadium with them. Saint Louis FC took an early lead before Red Bulls II surged ahead, then the home side retook the lead to stay with two late goals. We St. Louligans were a most happy group that night when all was said and done.

After a relaxing time at home the following day, I went to Fox High School in Arnold to officiate two youth matches early that night. Both matches went well for myself and my crew.

Back to work Monday (10 April), and we at the rental branch kept things moving positively. I flexed out Tuesday afternoon, as I would work the following Saturday morning. My off day Thursday (13 April) saw me help out in the yard a bit, until the lawn mower suddenly stopped and I could not restart it. I may look to get it looked at later this week.

Friday morning, I received word from my manager Justin that he has been promoted to manage our Florissant branch, starting early this week. I congratulated him on this move, and he thanked me in advance for my help during the time he's been at Ellisville.

After work yesterday morning, I went to West County Center (http://www.shopwestcountycenter.com/). I ate lunch in the food court (specifically, from Mandalay Asian Cuisine), then shopped at Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/). Taking advantage of a 20 percent off coupon, I bought the book "The Marne, 1914" by Holger H. Herwig, about the World War I battle. Started reading it and it's most interesting so far.

Easter was spent at home, apart from this morning's service at Calvary Presbyterian Church (http://calvarypresbyterianchurch.org/). On the way home from church, I ordered pizzas from Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria (https://www.cwpizza.com/) to take home for lunch with Mom. After lunch, Mom served a Easter tradition here, a lamb cake. (No mutton, though; it's pound cake baked in a lamb-shaped mold, with white icing and coconut.) I spent the afternoon and early evening watching "The Great War," (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/great-war/) the American Experience three-part film from last week, off my DVR. A most interesting series on the US and World War I.