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January 5, 2017


Thursday. Lights out early, but a very uneven night's sleep, as I was seemingly half awake most of the night, and so awakening at six forty-five, almost an hour later than usual. Probably for the best.

A clear sky and so a walk to breakfast, bundled up against the cold as best I was able, opting to wear gloves for the first time this winter. Seems to have been the right choice, arriving in reasonably good shape to have the avocado and cheese (light on the cheese) omelet for breakfast before walking home in the sun. Not a bad start to a morning, although we'll experiment with a nap after last night. So far, so good.

Later. Failed in the nap attempt and so a walk to the lake and then right back, cold in a very light breeze, the sky clear, the sun bright. They're saying as many as five inches of rain starting on Friday night and then through the weekend in Oakland, up to a foot in other areas of the state. Which is good for the drought unless your house is sitting on a hill that decides to give up the ghost and slide. We live on a hill, but one that's properly tethered and isn't going to slide.

We're drifting. Maybe time to take another crack at a nap.

Evening. An afternoon sitting inside with a short walk to the 7-11 look-alike for a pint of strawberry ice cream. The only thing I could talk myself into eating. Which I did when I got home. No problem.

Missed most of Democracy Now! this morning and so watched it this evening, the last half hour devoted to an interview with Glenn Greenwald. More on Russia and the current cyber attack, us versus whomever controversy. Lots of heat.

Tried watching the second episode of Cilla that started at eight, having watched the first episode last week, but really couldn't make out what they were saying through their accents. Ah, well. So much for television tonight.

The photo up top was taken today at Lake Merritt with a Nikon D500 mounted with an 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.