Take 12! January

I’m joining Meg at Move the Chair again this month with her Take 12! challenge: I took 12 photos on January 12 spanning 12 hours.

I want to commit to doing Take 12! every month since it is fun to take that kind of ‘snapshot’ (ok, snapshots) of where I am that month. Maybe 2016 will be the year I achieve the goal. Here are my first 12 snapshots of the year.


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth

Tuesday the 12th of January was that kind of day: pensive, quiet and lazy. Tim was in Camarillo at work, and I was in our motor home in Bakersfield with the critters. Let me take you through the day.


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Sleep-in.

I got out of bed at, yes, 10:33 am. My apologies to those of you who aren’t retired, but I am living your dream! I woke at 9:30 and meditated and pondered life for that next hour in the womb that is my tiny bedroom. (That’s my grand-daughter Emma in the image.)


Making my iced mocha is next on the agenda.

Making my iced mocha was next on the agenda.


Cooper

Cooper is patient through breakfast and about five minutes of reading, then I get ‘the look.’


Time to go outside for our morning Wubba toss.

Time to go outside for our morning Wubba toss.


I take up with my reading with Ms. Buffy on my lap watched keenly by my protector.

I start reading again with Ms. Buffy on my lap watched keenly by my ‘protector’. Who knows what that shifty kitty will do.


After a late lunch it was time to go on our daily walk.

After a late lunch and chores it was time to go on our daily walk. It was a beautiful January day in So Cal.


I love the whimsical decorations on a tree at an RV empty space. It would have been fun to know who put them up.

I love the whimsical decorations on a tree at an empty RV space. It would have been fun to know the person who put them up.


I lie down on the couch to rest my back in the late afternoon with some friends.

I lie down on the couch to rest my back in the late afternoon with some friends. It’s exquisite to feel the deep purr of Jack vibrating my chest.


Jack Cat watches Cooper and me play our evening Wubba toss on his cat balcony. He seems unimpressed.

Jack Cat watches Cooper and me play our evening Wubba toss on his cat balcony. He seems unimpressed.


Lest you think all I did was rest, read and play with the fur family, I DID get on the computer on and off during the day ... but for the life of me I can't remember what I did. Isn't that lovely?

Lest you think all I did was rest, read and play with the fur family, I DID get on the computer on and off during the day … but for the life of me I can’t remember what I did. Isn’t that lovely?


Knitting time.

Knitting time.

I’m watching a series called Orphan Black on Amazon Prime. Do any of you know it? It’s my go to for good feelings now. It’s a convoluted story about female clones all played by the same actress. It’s extremely well done and I’m on my third time watching it. I take the time to knit … this is a hat to wear with a scarf I recently finished. All for the colder weather in Idaho of course.


10:30 pm and tucked in bed.

10:30 pm and tucked in bed.


Often Buffy joins us when I read before sleep, but Tuesday was warm so she didn’t cuddle in.

I hope I didn’t bore you with my pensive January day. I found it rejuvenating and restorative. I wish you all a few days like this in a month. How many of you have the wonderful healing energy of your fur family on you every day? Don’t you love it?

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.


All the photos were taken with my iPhone 6s and edited with the apps PhotoToaster and Enlight.

4 thoughts on “Take 12! January

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    What a nice day! Yes, I too am surrounded my the fur-girl all the time. She’s a cuddler like your babies, and is never happier than when some part of her is pressed against some part of me. Me too!

  2. SarahC

    I enjoyed the visit! Yes the little friends are a big help, i only have the one but he makes you think it is 4 of him racing around šŸ˜€ Have a good day

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