December 12th, 2016

abstract butterfly

warm afternoon

Sunday I walked on the Chisholm Trail after a breakfast of Sugar Pops and skim milk. I wore multiple layers that morning, because the air felt moist and chilly, though the temperature was as high as 9 degrees Celsius. At Weight Watchers I found I had lost a bit over a pound. After Weight Watchers I attended church at First UMC. The sermon dealt with the nativity story in Luke. I thought at first I should have gone to the main service rather than the chapel service, as I wanted to hear the handbell choirs. I am partial to handbells. But when I sat down in the "The Way" chapel service, I decided I was right at home.

After church, I went for two soft beef tacos as Casa Taco. Then I walked in Bethany Lakes Park. I like that this lake has lots of different species of ducks which winter here, and an abundance of Yellow-Rumped Warblers. I like that its cypress trees turn colors in the Autumn. I liked the Belted Kingfisher who flitted by, complaining like a fictional breakfast cereal bird on a tear for puffed wheat spiced with chocolate.

The weather turned warm in that hour after lunch. The overcast sky melted into blue. The temperature rose to 22.2 degrees Celsius. I love warmish December days. I took Beatrice for a walk in the park, which she enjoyed.

Later in the afternoon my wife and I drove to Plants and Planters to get a Christmas Tree. We like that place, over in Richardson, because they handle their plants well and give great customer service.

Soon we selected a Fraser fir, which a fellow put into a nice stand for us. We drove it home and set it up in a jiffy. We'll decorate it during this week.

I read up on sources for DRM-free ebooks. I wish more non-fiction came out in ePub format without DRM.

I walked in Green Park, where I liked looking at an enchanting House Finch.

We watched the local sports team lose a game on late night television and ate salad, as well as turkey sandwiches on sandwich slims.

Today I got up and had Corn Pops. At lunch, I drove to the Wylie Post Office. The Noon line was long, but moved quickly. I got postage for an overseas letter,and then retired to Church's chicken for a chicken breast, a chicken drumstick, 1/4 of a biscuit and a small fries.

Tonight we ate salad and burgers on sandwich slims and are watching "In the Good Old Summertime".