Thursday, November 03, 2011

Some Things Are Worth It

We kept our great nephew Jordan today and he showed up at 7:30 raring to go. Fortunately I got an early start on my column that was due today. 
I actually took the new laptop and worked while sitting on the screen porch. The early morning sun tinged the clouds and sky the color of orange sherbet. At one point a gust of wind hit the water oak and it dropped so many acorns that it sounded like hail on the metal roof
When Jordan arrived, work came to a screeching halt. Jilda had a morning yoga session with one of friends so he and I were left to our own devices.
We explored down around the barn for a while and then headed back up through the garden. I saw golden leaves as big as kites dropping from the top limbs of a poplar tree. They circled and flitted around like butterflies as they fell earthward. 
I challenged Jordan to catch one. I'd let the battery get low on my phone, or I'd have shot a video of him running around trying to catch leaves before they hit the ground. 
He doesn't give up easily and he kept at it until he caught a leaf with the tail of his sweatshirt. He took it back inside with him to show Jilda when she came home.
Taking the day off put me a little behind on my writing deadlines so I'll spend most of the day tomorrow tapping keys. But some things are worth it.

Phil Campbell update : They are still in first place with over 60 thousand votes, but there are still four days left in the contest so keep voting please.


9 comments:

  1. Beautiful day.
    Beautiful post.
    Beautiful memory!

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  2. the little guys are so much fun aren't they?

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  3. What a lovely day you've had.
    I'm getting so excited about the vote, I keep checking in to make sure the lead is getting bigger not smaller :-)

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  4. He'll remember these days of leaf chasing and spending time with someone he loves. What a fun way to spend a fall day. I'm so happy that you guys are in first place..I'm voting daily!

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  5. I had some things to do this morning when my granddaughter came in to talk. I put them aside too. She is worth it as you say.

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  6. Awwwwww Jordan is utterly adorable! Hope he catches many many more leaves before they reach the ground! Take care
    x

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  7. Oh my gosh - that has two sides to the day - it is wonderful to be with the young and see things out of their eyes - and certainly worth it. But my 10 year old grandson lives here - and I am always behind - and I know it's worth it - it just makes me behinder! sandie

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  8. One of those perfect kinds of days that make such beautiful memories. I haven't had a chance to vote the last week because of internet issues so I am so excited to see they are still in the lead.

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  9. What a good day to spend with a boy. He's lucky to have you - and you, him.

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