Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Evening 9 p.m.

It's Tuesday evening 9 p.m. and I'm sitting here reflecting on the day. Today my niece Samantha reported to work for her first day on the first job she's ever had.
She's spent the last two years in intense coursework and she graduated a few months ago with honors. The offers poured in and she decided on a company that seemed to suit her.
She's decided on a daycare for her three year old Jordan (our great nephew), but she didn't have everything in place so she asked if he could stay with us today.  He came in sleepy eyed at 7:30 this morning, but by eight he had his game face on.
We did the normal stuff -- we fed the fish, we fed the chickens, we fed the birds, we fed the deer and then we came in and had breakfast.
I had another story to finish up so I worked in the office until just before lunch, and then left for a meeting.
When I returned, I watched Jordan while Jilda took a nap. He loves Baby Einstein so we watched that for a while. He needed to go to the bathroom but we didn't want to wake Jilda so I told him to pee off the back deck. We're not close enough that neighbors can see our back yard, so he scooted through the doggie door and did his business off the back porch.
He came back in holding his pants in his hands. I helped him get suited up but then I pulled his cargo pants up almost to his armpits. He giggled. I snapped a photo of him with my phone and sent it to his mom, hoping it would make her day.  It did.
Later in the evening I drove in to Jasper to see my mom at the nursing home. She's been sick the last few days, but she was much better today.
The sky has been gray and dreary today but on the way home I pulled in to the public boat launch and walked down by the river for a moment.
The water was as dark as smoked glass. A couple guys from out of town that were working in the area had decided to get a few hours of fishing in before dark.
The fish weren't biting so one of the guys asked if I'd take a photo of him with his phone so that he'd have proof for his wife that he was actually fishing and not up to no good :)
I love the river. I love the fact that I see it daily. I love the folks I meet there. It's a place I can stop for a few minutes and collect my thoughts...or take a few moments to simply be.
All in all, it's been a good Tuesday. 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day...I'm sure Jordan was in heaven. Funny the uses cell phone cameras get...!

  2. Indeed a good day. A young one changes the flow in a good way.
    - Joy

  3. I think you and Jilda are happy because so much of your life is lived to help others.


  4. I'll take a good Tuesday over a bad Monday any day of the week. :)

    Have a good one - Marsha

  5. You have a wonderful capacity to convey moods so vividly. I loved reading about your day and each of the aspects that went into making it memorable. My guess is that Jordon adores you. Hope his Mother enjoyed her first day at work. She sounds like a very accomplished and committed young lady.

  6. What a wonderful day you've had. I love the easy style you write in.

  7. It was a day of doing for others and that's the best kind of day! Helping your niece and babsitting...caring for Jordan...visiting the nursing home, all wonderful things. Busy but fulfilling. Going to bed knowing you've made a difference....what could be better!

    Ps....I giggled about the deck bathroom! Only a boy....

  8. Gosh!! Busy day - but fun especially with Jordan! Awwww! Huge congratulations to his mum! Take care

  9. You sound like a great babysitter and glad your mom is better. I love Jasper.


  10. Ooh, I like the sound of it The water was as dark as smoked glass" very moody.

  11. Sounds like a marvellous day.

    I have tagged you in a post if you would like to take part: throughroseseyes.blogspot.com

  12. What a day it was... nice day with that little fellow sir.


    btw, i hope you dont do what Jordan did. might push the neighbors to buy a binoculars... LOL!

    btw, I am good sir. i have no complains so far. LOL!


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