Thursday 24- I did my stretches, ran a mile, lifted weights, and rode my bike; still dang cold and windy!
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 31 and 53 degrees, NW winds of 4 to11 MPH, humidity around 33 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Christmas Day: Sunny, with a high near 56. North northwest wind between 8 and 11 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind around 7 mph.”
I did a few chores around the house, put seed in the bird feeder, and went over to Stoney’s to take a shower so I’d be clean when I went to Ginger’s Christmas Eve party. I stopped back at my house to get dressed and then headed to my mailbox to collect any last Christmas cards that may have arrived; there were six of them!
I arrived at Ginger’s around 4pm. She was there with her daughter Lola, son Vincent, and daughter in-law with a nine month old baby that was pretty cute. Ginger made a bunch of deviled eggs and there were potato chips and dip which we all happily consumed as the dogs pleadingly sat waiting for a handout. Lola asked me if I brought my guitar, I hadn’t, and drove back home to get it. We got down to eating ham, baked potato with gravy that was mighty good! Ginger’s older son Chris showed up; he just gotten off work at Stater Bros in Yucca Valley. We both played guitar. After hearing one of my songs Chris said that his respect for me went up a couple of notches. I thought that was mighty kind of him. He plays pretty good himself. I am feeling much more comfortable playing in front of folks now. We watched some music videos for a spell. Chris was surprised that I liked Marilyn Manson. We watched a Stones concert and Chris asked me if I was as old as them. “My respect for you just went down a few notches” I kiddingly told him! I had a mighty fine time there with this nice family and it was nice of them to invite an “old guy” to join in on the fun.
I got back home around 9pm and did my stretches; practiced my guitar; wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.