Friday, November 29, 2019

The day after

Both Jilda and I were slugs today. I'm talking cold molasses in the veins. We slept in on the day after Thanksgiving. Jilda's brother called at 7:15 a.m. and we were both still sleeping. It's been a minute since we weren't up by 6.

Our biological clock is set to wake up when morning light seeps around the bedroom blinds.

We sipped coffee at a leisurely pace. When we shoe'd up for a walk, it was still overcast. The light was muted. The brisk walk was refreshing.

We spent much of the day doing routine stuff. 

This evening, I had an assignment for the paper to shoot pictures at a Christmas event. Jilda and our great nephew Jordan decided to join us. We got him a swirl of cotton candy as big as a hornet's nest.

Santa came roaring in on a firetruck. I shot pictures of kids with big eyes. 

The paper frowns on me using the pictures before they run in the paper, so I will refrain tonight. Instead, I'll use a picture of a piece of wood that Mother Nature has reduced to a piece of impermanent art.


  1. I loved the photo in your previous post..Jordan's face is priceless! I love the name ZuZu! (From the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"?) I glad you had a ton of fun even though it was tiring. Our Christmas parade and festivities will be next weekend. Jack has surgery on Thursday so I'm guessing I'll do those things solo this year! Have a great weekend!

  2. Mother Nature is an incredible artist - with spectacular galleries.
    Your sluggish day sounds moderately active to me.

  3. Sleep is...time well spent. I'm a great believer in the health benefits of sleep.

  4. We spent “the day after” Staying in all day and putting up the Christmas tree.

  5. Yep! you guys are spoiling Ol' Jordan. Y'all are making some great memories for that dude. enjoy all the picturess...
    Sherry & jack

  6. Mother nature does often give us the best of sights. Glad you had such a nice day after. It's true what they say, a little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down.

  7. Love the piece of wood. I always see beauty in all that nature provides for free. LOL about the cotton candy. I LOVE it---just like a kid when I get it and I don't want to share either--thank you very much. Hope we get to see some of your pictures after they are published. Hugs- Diana

  8. I love the photo of the wood. It is a natural work of art.


  9. I'm sure it was fun taking pictures of people enjoying Christmas magic.


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