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.


  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

  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).

  3. What a delightful, cooperative child.


  4. Anonymous10:42 PM

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

  5. He is soo cute. Looks very smart !

  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.

  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...

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

  13. Great photo! He has an awesome smile!


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