Friday, November 23, 2018

The day after

I felt like a toad when I went to bed last night. I didn't think I'd eaten that much but apparently, I had. The dogs were stuffed too. We don't feed them a lot of table scraps, but it seemed only fitting to share the bounty of Thanksgiving with our critters.

After cleaning the kitchen, we blogged and turned in early.

This morning when the early morning light filtered through the shades, I rolled out and started the coffee. My Fitbit said I got eight hours of sleep which is rare for me.

After coffee, we had a few chores. Jilda did some things in the kitchen and I wrote a story for the paper. When we finished, we took the dogs for a walk. They were still lethargic.

Down by the barn, I heard Jilda exclaim LOOK. In the hollow, three deer that had been eating acorns scampered deeper into the woods. The dogs never saw them.

This evening, I had to cover a Main Street Christmas Jubilee for the paper. We saw a bunch of old friends, and I took a ton of pictures. The paper will only use one or two, but I figured while I was there, I might as well document the moment.

The rain will move in later this evening. The weatherman said we could get an inch or so. What's was even better, it looked like California might be getting rain today too.

I hope you all survived Black Friday. We didn't go near a shopping place today.


  1. It must be nice to see deer on your walks. One day we will get back on the road and see some woods.
    We did not go near the shopping areas today either. I do not temp fate. LOL
    Always enjoy the visit here.

    Now it is off to Christmas....
    Sherry & jack

  2. Love that colourful image - and envy you the deer.
    I hope that rain does fall where it is needed. In the quantity that is needed.
    Shopping? Bleah.

  3. Easy to survive Black Friday...stay home.

    1. Anonymous12:13 AM

      That was my plan--& I succeeded!!

  4. So, what happened to the turkey photos, you posted about earlier in the week??
    I might be old but I'm not entirely forgetful....yet.

  5. I love the reindeer displays. Christmas is only one month away and it will be here in a flash.

    I wasn't going to shop on Friday but my husband wanted to go to our Co-op to have their delicious salmon dinner and wanted us to meet him there. It was busy but I was lucky to find a prime parking spot. Then my daughter needed to pick up a few things at Cosco and I got lucky to find a prime parking spot there too. She also wanted to buy some Scotch whisky for gifts at the liquor store while she's here and again I found a parking spot right at the front door. I think I had my parking angel with me. Three times lucky but I didn't shop for Black Friday special.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. I love seeing deer and Christmas lights too. Suddenly both are appearing all over the place. We saw a deer out by a town we went to yesterday. He made it safely across the street and continued on. Tis the season to watch out for them for sure. They don't seem to care about the traffic and go on their merry way.


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