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December 21, 2017

At All

Thursday. A tired and wasted day, yesterday, with lights out early last night to awaken at five. OK, too early, we'll close the eyes for a bit and see how fast the time passes. Bling! and suddenly it was six-oh-one. Good, up to drive to breakfast, going by the Lakeshore ATM beforehand, all of this falling together quite nicely. So far feeling better, but then I said that yesterday before the over the top need to sleep for the rest of the day arrived.

An avocado and mushroom omelet, no cheese, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast. Probably safe without the cheese. A decent breakfast winding up with the usual picture and drive home starting exactly at the time (8:28) of today's winter solstice. Still need to go by the card shop, but we've otherwise taken care of what we need doing before Christmas arrives.

Later. Good. None of yesterday's or the day before's “tiredness” and so a walk by the post office and then on to the card shop, returning to hit the ATM that I'd visited on my way to work, and so now the day's tasks are done under clear skies and a very bright late morning sun.

Later still. Not tired, more so anyway than I'm ever tired during a particular day. A Harry & David package arrived from my sister and I couldn't avoid sampling one or two of the things it contained that are on the forbidden list, but not many and not very much of each.


A second dose of the pain meds seems to have taken care of today's sinus-upper palate problem, something I should have done earlier and so, in examining this day with some suspicion, things seem to be going along okay. Hey.

Evening. Took a look at a PBS program at eight that examined the Sherlock Holmes phenomenon, something I'd normally watch with interest, but it turned out to be part of the station's fund raising drive and so I decided to retire. Not a bad late afternoon and evening with the sinus and palate thing under control. They're saying it will get down into the upper thirties tonight, the coldest temperatures we've had this year and so we'll see how it affects our sleep tonight if it affects it at all.

The photograph was taken at the Oakland 2008 Holiday Parade with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor G lens.