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January 14, 2017

First Time

Saturday. To bed a couple of minute after ten, but right to sleep to awaken just before six to get up and walk to breakfast this morning, the early Saturday morning streets quiet without the usual number of people and parked cars, much of it to do with the fact the fitness club doesn't open on weekends until seven. I'm always surprised by the number of people who work out before going to work in the mornings, something I personally have never been able to get my head around.

The weather people were right about the clear skies and being cold. Dressed for the cold, but it was still cold out walking. The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries for breakfast, the weight still holding a pound higher than I'd like, home to turn the heat on and think about taking a nap.

Because you didn't get enough sleep last night?

Because I was thinking about taking a nap.

Later. A somewhat rocky walk that ended up heading out by the lake and then by the Grand Lake Farmers Market, thinking I was hungry, but not willing to stop anywhere to get anything to eat. Hungry, but nothing appealed. The new reality, should accept it and stop mentioning it. Still, weird.

Anyway ended up wandering around for a while before finally heading back to the apartment to take a dose of the pain meds to see if it wouldn't straighten the head out. Feel better now that it's after two, but days like these, the balance slightly off, the vision slightly off, are a drag. And worrisome (while they're happening).

The Seahawks-Falcons game on television in the background, getting up to watch now and again as the mood and the game decided to pull me away from the computer. Things do seem to be going better.

Evening. Nothing on television and so cycled through a number of movies and series I've been watching on the tablet. Weird to be watching movies and such ten minutes at a time. Can't say why, really. This tablet business is the first time the option has been offered and so I can't be sure it isn't me growing older or just the technology allowing it for the first time.

The photo up top was taken while walking home from breakfast this morning with a Nikon D500 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.