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.


  1. Beautiful day.
    Beautiful post.
    Beautiful memory!

  2. Anonymous7:01 PM

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

  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 :-)

  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!

  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.

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

  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

  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.

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


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