A Beautiful Day

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212024

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful, with temperatures in the mid-70s and lots of blue sky overhead. I keep hoping that this last cold snap we had is it for the year and we’re going to start seeing warmer weather. Of course, that means it will then start getting really hot before too long. There’s just no pleasing me, is there? I just want a happy medium, like it was yesterday.

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that Terry had ordered some things from chewy.com for the first time and they were on their way. Sure enough, first thing in the morning Alli started barking, and when I went to see what was going on FedEx had delivered three big boxes.

Besides the dog food, Terry ordered some cat litter and a couple of other things. As you can see, Mae Lin staked her claim right away.

Early in the afternoon we drove down to Carrollton to drop off a copy of our 2022 tax return, which was required for the homestead exemption on our property here. I’m always amazed how friendly and helpful the people working in the government offices around here are. They are nothing like the bureaucrats you have to deal with in big city offices, who always act like you’re an interruption to their day. Here, folks want to chat with you after taking care of whatever business you are there for.

When we were done with that, I walked next door to the post office and mailed out a book order, then we came home and I spent some time throwing a ball for Alli alley in the backyard.

Travis sent a picture of this tiny nest he found on a branch in his yard. Terry said she thinks it’s a hummingbird nest, although nothing is in it right now.

Dinner was delicious pan seared sesame seed encrusted tuna steaks with wasabi. One of my favorite meals. Then again anything Terry cooks is my favorite meal of the moment. 😊

Our friends Scott and Alan Banks will be here tomorrow to do another project for us that we have been wanting to get out of the way. I’ll tell you all about that in the next blog.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Koinobi, the first book in the Koinobi Trilogy, by Reid Minnich. How far would you go to help a parasitic insect from the stars? Tweeskzaht nudges human civilization and technology forward from the shadows. Unaware of the war in the stars above it, Earth is in the crosshairs of both sides. To save her adopted home, she must reveal herself to a small band of humans. Will Mike’s self-sacrifice, Kindra’s cunning, and David’s intelligence be enough to save Earth from becoming a hunting ground? Find out in this sci-fi thriller.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

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 – I wish I was a kid again so everybody would be proud of me for taking a nap.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “A Beautiful Day”

  1. Hi Nick and family. Congrats on the Chewy shipment – what a convience! The nest doesn’t belong to a hummingbird. Theirs is about the size of a half of walnut, cup shaped. Its probably a baltimore oriole, depending on its size. And continued thanks for all you do

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