A Piddling Day

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252023

When she doesn’t have any big project to do and is just catching up on little chores around the house, researching things on the Internet, or whatever, Miss Terry calls it piddling. I’m never sure if I should stand back and let her do her thing, or go to the drugstore and buy some Depends, because when I look up piddling in the dictionary it means to urinate. Whatever she calls it, yesterday was a piddling day for both of us.

After answering several emails in the morning, I started out by proofreading a chapter in my latest John Lee Quarrels book Jackpot that I had written the day before, making some corrections and adding a thing here and there, and then I wrote another chapter and did the same thing with it. With that done, I printed out four or five chapters for Terry to edit and proofread.

Our daughter Tiffany called from back in Show Low, Arizona while I was doing that to tell us that besides her oldest daughter Hailey getting married the other day, there was another family event going on. She was waiting at the Department of Motor Vehicles while her younger daughter Destiny, was out taking her driver’s test. Destiny passed with flying colors and took another step forward on the road to independence. I wish those girls would stop growing up so fast!

Of course, nobody is as fast or busy as Terry, and she had several projects going on at once. One was hanging my black powder rifle above the doorway between our living room and kitchen. It’s been setting in a closet since we moved into our place back in January.

Next up on her list was hanging one of my antique wall phones above one of my old cabinet radios next to our front door. I think they look good together. How about you?

I told you in a blog the other day that her parents are coming to visit us from Arizona and will be here a week from today. They are both in their 90s, and though they are spry and get around very well, Terry wanted to make things just a little easier for them, so she installed an adjustable bathtub safety rail grab handle to assist them getting in and out. It clamps onto the side of the tub or can be used for a shower stall and can handle up to 300 pounds.

She also ordered an adjustable bath chair in case either one of them needs it.

Since we were really busy last week and I told her she didn’t have to make me a birthday cake, she made up for it by baking a delicious chocolate Texas sheet cake. And we all know it was delicious, right?

And as if all of that wasn’t enough, in the afternoon we went out on the back deck and she trimmed my beard because it was beginning to resemble a graying jungle. That lady sure takes good care of me!

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 – Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

Nick Russell

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

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