A brilliant opaque pink and pearl sky this morning...

Which heralded a hot day, I imagine (well, I imagine, and that is in fact what the weather mages have predicted). It is the feast of the Confessor Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle (Introibo); the Mass is Os iusti meditabitur saptientiam. Unfortunately, there was no streaming of Holy Mass from Saint-Eugène earlier (am quite late to this-- it's almost time for Sext). 

Have taken the morning walk, done laundry, cooked and eaten breakfast, said Prime and Terce-- and then into what else the morning has passed, am not quite sure. Odds and ends, bits and pieces of nonsense. The landlady managed to corner me (quite literally, in the kitchen, ha, while I prepared my eggs and mushrooms) and pursue aloud what she has doubtless been ruminating upon for the last couple of days (much of which rumination I can, if I choose, overhear because her quiet talking to herself voice is not all that quiet)-- mostly, her agenda for painting and cleaning and doing who knows what all else to the kitchen and its cabinets etc-- which jobs she has the insight to understand will occupy 'a couple of years'.

Ante Nonam. Did also have a 'conversation' on Twitter with an English assistant professor of history who teaches at the University of Central Florida. He knows the Holy Roman Empire inside and out; made a comment about Switzerland and the Empire to which I responded (more or less), 'I don't know what you're talking about but...'-- the short version is that he politely apologized for (I guess) not having taken my ignorance into account when he tweeted (I felt like I ought to apologize because my own tweet was an example of my usual nonsense). He then proceeded to a quite coherent brief explanation of the context, together with a link to a German text that is evidently the current bee's knees. If only every academic were as enthusiastic about his subject and as willing to address an audience outside the world of journals and reviews etc the world would be a much more congenial place.

It is also the feast of Saint Isidore (12th century), of Saint Severinus (6-7th century), and of Saint Achilleus (4th century). 

V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.