Christmas Day

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Christmas morning dawns with a cool 35° and clear blue skies. A weak sun spreads its light through the bare limbs of the pecan tree with streaks of orange and blue. The coffee pot wheezes and gurgles as it draws out the goodness of the ground coffee beans and puts it into a glass pot. Kippur da budgie clicks and burbles as she flits around her cage.  Happy mutts take turns chasing each other through the house.  And I, on day five of a new effort to rise above my infirmities, sit down to chronicle the day.  And to muse.

Christmas is very much like any other day to me, though this one my niece will prepare a special Christmas dinner. I don’t know what she is preparing, but packages of meat have appeared in the ‘fridge, and miscellaneous packages of other ingredients are scattered throughout the kitchen. Maybe in honor, I’ll make blueberry waffles for breakfast … assuming I have some blueberries.

So does the new me give himself a day off on the treadmill? I only walked on it once the last five days, so I am inclined to say “No Mercy!” and drive myself like a cur to walk on it.  Saturday and Sunday I will allow myself to simply moulder.  It’s a hard life, but someone has to do it.

So the rota goes … one day follows another, and I write.

Good morning, and if you are so inclined, Merry Christmas!

13 thoughts on “Christmas Day

    Dana Everhart said:
    December 25, 2020 at 8:42 am

    I’m never inclined…but we will be having crackers and cheese later topped with shrimp and Strawberry wine

    Lia Storm said:
    December 25, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I like the new you who is writing everyday. I have always enjoyed whatever you write, whether you are being the grumpy but lovable curmudgeon, reminiscing about the old days, or writing about the everyday goings on in life. I love it all. Have a nice relaxing day and DO get on that treadmill. Five minutes if nothing else. You are going to be surprised if you keep at it.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      December 25, 2020 at 10:53 am

      I was thinking that when I got on the treadmill yesterday.
      One minute – Pfft!
      Two minutes – Piece of cake!
      Three minutes – Over half way through it
      Four minutes – One more minute. It can come too soon!
      4 minutes 10 seconds – I don’t think I can finish this
      4 minutes 20 seconds – Who invented this torture device!
      4 minute 30 seconds – Tomorrow I am just doing one minute

        Lia Storm said:
        December 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

        Oh my gosh! You just got me laughing so hard. I read this to my daughter who is actually a personal trainer and she said “let me at him, I will get him on that treadmill and get him in shape”.

        Rusty Armor responded:
        December 25, 2020 at 8:26 pm

        Don’t know what it is about me that makes trainers salivate …

    Rivergirl said:
    December 25, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    And to think we’re 53 degrees today…. warmer than Florida.
    What a weird year!

      Rusty Armor responded:
      December 25, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      53 there is like a heat wave!

        Rivergirl said:
        December 26, 2020 at 5:51 am

        It was crazy. Torrential rain, heavy winds and flooding. Definitely not a traditional white Christmas.

    rwiegers1155 said:
    December 25, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    A bit cooler here at 18, with 7-8 inches of “ light n fluffy.” But we warm and healthy, with full bellies and a yen for a nap. A neighbor gifted us a bagful of homemade cookies. The sun rose in the East, on schedule, and today will be a minute or so longer than yesterday, so a lot to be grateful for.
    Keep at the treadmill, I promise it gets easier pretty fast if you use it consistently.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      December 25, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      I hope so … my back sure felt better, but the muscles? Not so much!

    Catherine said:
    December 25, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Florida turned bitter cold today with colder weather predicted for Saturday. The heater is on and it feels all toasty and nice inside. Come next week, the AC will no doubt be running. Merry Merry to you and yours!

      Rusty Armor responded:
      December 25, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      Hard to believe that we are going to get a spate of 70 degree weather … it isn’t often that we are warmer than you are!
      And Merry Christmas to you too … hope things improve for you this new year …

    Boo said:
    December 28, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Get on that treadmill and have at man. Everyday it gets easier…..I promise you.

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