A Beautiful Day

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032024
 

Yesterday was such a beautiful day that it was hard to believe that it was only early February. The temperature was in the low 70s, the sky was blue with a few high clouds, and it was too nice a day to spend it inside.

I had a few chores I wanted to get done, including rehanging Terry’s wind chimes, which we took down when we had a big storm coming through a while back and never got around to putting back up. We missed the sound of them ringing in the breeze.

Terry was busy with paperwork, but I convinced her to take a break and come out and sit on the deck with me for a while. It’s so relaxing just hanging out there together, throwing a ball for Alli now and then, and enjoying some quiet time together.

We don’t let the cats outside, but they do a lot of just hanging out, too. BeeBee is content to lie on one of the kitchen stools and watch the world go by.

Mae Lin, with her beautiful blue eyes, is more playful and wants ear scratches and belly rubs from anyone who passes by.

When we went back inside, I made the corrections to several chapters of my new book that Judy Rinehimer had proofread while Terry finished up with her paperwork. Then she made a delicious dinner of shrimp scampi over linguine. The perfect meal to end a perfect day together.

The weather today looks to be a few degrees cooler, which is good because it’s going to be a sweaty, dirty day in the barn as Travis and I do the cleanup from tearing down the wall and ceiling of the extra room we took out. We took the advice of several readers and bought a couple of respirator masks to wear when we take on that job.

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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 – Some days I wish I had the wisdom of a 90 year old, the body of a 20 year old, and the energy of a 3 year old.

Nick Russell

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

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