Sunday, July 01, 2018

A good day

The year is half over. It hasn't sunk in yet, but I flipped the page on my day planner to July 1, so I know it's true. Also, in looking back at my last few posts, it seems I've been whining about the weather.  Note to self – stop complaining you big whiney baby!!!

This evening I saw my niece Samantha walking up the hill toward our house. Her son Jordan came. He's in training for a triathlon. He's on a team with two of his older cousins. He kicks it off with a two-mile run. His cousin Breeze has the swim piece of the match, and his older cousin Stone will finish off with the final two-mile run. 

He ran this evening. I couldn't have jogged to the barn, but he ran from our back gate around the barn and back seven times and didn't break a sweat. I wanted to smack him. 

Jilda fetched him a cooling towel and some water, but he didn't need it. The swim team has him in excellent condition. 

While Jilda and I sat on the deck and watch, a beautiful butterfly lit on the banister. Apparently, she wanted to watch Jordan run too.  I didn/t have my new camera, but I pulled the phone from my pocket and snapped a quick shot before he flitted away.

Today had been a good day.


  1. That is a truly beautiful flutterby.
    And the sort of fitness that Jordan displayed would have made me want to smack him too.

  2. Young people are filled with energy for sure ! I know what you are saying about complaining about the heat. We just need to enjoy the sunny days that come our way because the year is flitting by and before you know it winter will come again. I have yet to see any butterflies here but hopefully soon. They are so very beautiful ! Happy Monday !

  3. Anonymous2:57 PM

    It's always a good day when you can watch somebody else run!!

  4. Nice shot of the butterfly. Wouldn’t you love to have half the energy that boy has?

    1. I would. I know I'm partial, but that young'un is amazing.

  5. WOW, Jordan in a tri.. and a beautiful butterfly. I have seen some beauties, but they just won't pose for me! hahah
    enjoyed the visit. (I am sweating just thinking about a 2mile RUN! LOL

  6. It's too hot to run! I hope they do sell in the triathlon.


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