I did not take one picture today.
Not of a cat or a dog or a man or a boy or a girl or an icicle or a tree or a flower or a pot of soup, loaf of bread, or piece of cake.
I just went about my business.
Today my business was going to the post office and the trash place and then to the school where Maggie and Gibson go to pick up their make-up work folders. It would appear that those two have covid now and Owen probably has it too although he didn't want to test and I'm not sure why. He's not feeling well. The kids' dad came down with covid this week and so did their other grandma so it was pretty inevitable that the children would get it too. Owen's had it before but Maggie and Gibson had not.
I was going to go drop off Gibson's Christmas present which finally came and Lily asked if I'd mind going by their school to get their work and I said of course not. It's not far from my house, really, down nice roads with some fine old houses on them that I like to look at. When I got to Lily's house, everyone came outside including Lauren and Chloe and Pepper who are finally getting used to me. I call myself GrandMer to them. Chloe especially loves getting petted. I stayed six feet away from the kids and it was a beautiful day to be outside. Gibson liked his present, I think. Magnolia was a bit huffy about not getting a present too, even though we explained that she got her Christmas present on Christmas whereas Gibson's came late. This didn't matter much to her. She just wanted another present. I told her that in two days, on her birthday, I would be bringing her a present that I have been working on for months. She was a tiny bit pacified by that. However, when she began discussing plans for her birthday and it was made clear to her that once again, covid was going to prevent them from having a real party, she broke down a little again.
I'd say this is an excellent opportunity for her to learn that life is not fair but mostly it just sucks. Seven-year old's need birthday parties. An outdoor picnic gathering is being discussed. Bless her little Maggie heart.
Then I went to Publix and picked up a few things I needed and then I came home and I've mostly been working on the last letter of Maggie's name for the blanket. I have a little more to go on it but I can do that tomorrow. It feels like I've had a very busy week but only because I've been out of the house, even out of Lloyd, at least three times.
That's a lot for me. I need some recovery time and plan on getting that tomorrow. It looks like it might be a good day to hang sheets on the line and I have a few things I'd like to do in the garden but of course before I get distracted, I have to finish that name blanket. Oh, how I hope Maggie likes it! A blanket isn't as fun as a doll or a new tablet but it will keep her cozy and warm and we are about to get some cool-ish days. I'll be back in the cashmere tomorrow, I imagine. I've already had to put on a pair of socks this evening.
Dear god but I am boring today. I'm sorry! I apologize. Let's face it though- not every day is exciting, even in Lloyd.
I'll zest things up though by putting jalapeños in the cornbread tonight. How's that for exciting?
And honestly, days that bring no big surprises can be some of my favorites. Surprises can be good and surprises can be bad and no surprises at all can be peaceful.
Which is just fine with me.
I hope your day has been peaceful too but if there was a surprise, I hope it was the wonderful, awesome, best kind. Or at least a little lovely.