Friday, January 23, 2015

Turning in early

I'm running on empty tonight. It's been a grueling week but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

My great nephew Jordan needed someone to pick him up yesterday, so I left work and drove the five minutes to his school.

He met me at the door smiling. When I told him if it was OK if I ran by work to tie up a few loose ends, he said, "Sure."

One the way in the build, I stopped long enough to snap this photo of him posing with the schools Art
Mule (it's a long story.)

Once inside, he sat in a chair in the corner of my office, pulled a book from his backpack, and read while I finished up the work that had a deadline attached to it.

Afterwards, we headed home.

As always, when he's with me, we stop at the forks of the river so that he can stand for a while by the water.  Yesterday, we saw a muskrat swimming into its bed on the bank across the river.

We always see some thing fascinating when we stop by the forks.

I hope you all have a remarkable weekend.

Turning in early.

14 comments:

  1. The Art Mule is just great, love all those bright blue and green colours.Maybe if I wait patiently the Art Mule story will crop up as a post some day....

    Ms Soup

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  2. YOung Jordan is lucky to have you for an Uncle. I like the read, it is good when one feels like they are with the writer. Good read. (empty or not).

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  3. What a delightful, cooperative child.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. Jordan is a keeper--get some rest, Rick!!

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  5. He is soo cute. Looks very smart !

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  6. I love this beautiful picture of Jordan with the colorful mule. It was just meant to be. His shoe laces mirrors the colors on the mule and I love that happy smile. Nothing empty about this post.
    Have a restful weekend.
    JB

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  7. Every adult should make an effort to spend time with children. It opens the door to things we ignore as adult, but treasured as a child. Like an artsy mule...

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  8. The time you spend with Jordan must be a treasure.

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  9. The art mule is indeed fantastic. But the ritual of stopping to look at the water and observing the muskrat is a priceless memory shared by the two of you. Those are the things children carry with them to adulthood.

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  10. Jordan sounds like a good companion on a busy week. I love that art mule! I hope you have a good rest and I think the "TGIF" fits your mood! Have a good weekend!

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  11. Jordan certainly does enjoy his time with you...that's great for both of you!

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  12. My weekend has been great just saying Jordan looks so damn adorable

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  13. Great photo! He has an awesome smile!

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