Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Fun day

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain drumming the metal roof. Our house is insulated, and we don't often hear what's going on outside, but the rain is different.

It sounds like distant drumming. There's a rhythm, but it's unlike the sounds made by the human hands. I laid there for a long while listening. I find it meditative.

The clouds were so thick the streetlights were still lighted. Slipping out of bed, I punched the brew button and then set the timer on my phone for 15 minutes.

I spent those minutes alone meditating.

When my phone chimed, the coffeemaker was ready and I poured myself a cup and one for Jilda. She has nasal radar and almost sleepwalked to the living room toward the aroma.

We sat for a long while watching the rain.

After a while, the dogs became interested in something outside. It was our great nephew Jordan running from his mother's SUV. I opened the door just in time for him to launch in and onto the couch. With one practiced move, he dove under the comforter and became a human cocoon.

His mom came in bringing his iPad and a few other things. He would be spending the day with us.

We had a great time. I wrote most of the morning, and Jilda entertained him. After lunch when she got ready to head to work, I stepped in.

The rain had moved off to the east by the time she left for work so Jordan and I decided on a roadtrip.

We ran by where his mom works and she familiarized me with the exercise equipment I will be using soo for my therapy.

When we left there, we headed to the bookstore. They were having a huge sale. We lit on that place like locusts. Afterward, we stopped by Yogurt Mountain, which is one of his favorite places.

We got two cups of yogurt with all the toppings. When I paid the tab, I almost had a heart attack. I had no idea it would be so expensive.

As I always say fun ain't cheap.

On the way home, the clouds began moving back in. I stopped a few miles from our house to snap a picture of the clouds.

These clouds look menacing, but they were actually just rain clouds.


  1. It sounds like a truly delightful day - and well worth the price.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I woke up this morning to the sound of rain and the aroma of coffee too. I love it and didnt want to get dressed for work.
    Those yogurt bars are expensive. We have one here called Sweet Frogs. I like to go when its “fill a cup for 4.00” day. Then I can add yogurt on top of all the toppings. Haha.

  3. You just cannot beat a wonderful day like that. Rain, coffee, a nephew, a book store and ending with a beautiful sight! Glad you got such a wonderful picture. I would say Jordan loves having a day to spend with you !

  4. You and Jilda are a magnet to that guy. He is one lucky guy and in return you guys are fortunate. Love the stories where he is featured. I know the surgery has become common place and my experience is the same that has been repeated here. The care afterwards MUST be the most important. I know 3 people who DID NOT pay attention and had bad experiences, but the ones who KNEW they should and did are singing the praises of 'no pain'. The best to you!

  5. Anonymous4:02 PM

    ANOTHER fun day with Jordan!!

  6. Jordan is a lucky kid and you are a lucky guy.
    Yogurt might be expensive but taking care of dairy cows is also very expensive. Feed , maintenance and repairs, machinery and equipments, labour, and vet bills, accounting fees etc, are so high, Nothing is as cheap as it used to be. Yogurt is a great choice of snack. Farming in this heat is just darn hard.. That kid deserves yogurt I think.

    We're hoping for a good downpour. Everything is tinder dry here.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. The afternoon was a good way to spend some time. The yogurt sounds especially tasty.


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