Today’s The Day

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032020

Well, the big day is finally here. Election Day. In all of my 68 years, I have never seen a more contentious election than this one. Have you? Between politics and the pandemic, I have seen friendships and family relationships destroyed and rifts created that may never be overcome.

Whatever your politics are, or who your candidate of choice is, if you have not voted yet, I hope you get out today and do your civic duty. A lot of people fought and died to give you this right. Do not let their sacrifices be in vain. Go exercise it.

Yesterday the temperature was down in the mid-70s and it was beautiful outside, except for the fact that the wind was really blowing. The weatherman reported sustained winds in the 30 to 35 miles per hour range for a while and gusts close to 50 miles per hour. We are supposed to have more wind for the rest of the week, along with milder temperatures than we have been experiencing for months. And we are less than a month away from the end of this year’s hurricane season!

I spent yesterday writing, knocking out another 5,500 words in my new Big Lake mystery novel, as well as sending the corrected chapters off to my second proofreader.

While I was doing that, Terry was putting together a new warp, which is a series of threads that will go onto her loom for a project she is going to start soon.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but these are hundreds of individuals threads, all arranged in a certain pattern. Next up will be to tie them onto the loom and then thread them through the eyelets of hundreds of heddles. Then she will tie those threads through the other side of the loom and let the fun begin!

Besides setting up the warp, Terry made a delicious deep-dish pizza for dinner. She is her own worst critic and wasn’t entirely pleased with the homemade sauce, but I told her she could make it every day for a week, and I’d never get tired of it. Yes, it was that good.

We already dropped our ballots off at the early voting box, so except for running to the post office to mail out a book and to Walgreens to pick up a couple of prescriptions, today will be just like yesterday. A mellow day at home.

Terry and I were just talking the other night about how lucky we are that if we have to be isolated someplace, it sure is nice to be doing it together since we are best friends. It doesn’t get any better than that!

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – You think it’s bad now? In 20 years, our country will be run by people home-schooled by day drinkers!

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Today’s The Day”

  1. I’m a fellow weaver and love the inclusion of Terry’s weaving in your blogs.

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