The spouse is on the East coast with my daughter and the new baby. I'm in Ohio holding down the home front.
Yesterday the weather was beautiful. Today it's cold and there are predictions of snow showers later this evening and for the next few days.
When I haven't been doing family related things or household chores I've been reading or practicing guitar.
Writing doesn't seem possible lately. I have less and less the sense that there is an audience for the work I want to do.
I had Thanksgiving dinner with my youngest daughter and her family. It was a nice visit, but I'm allergic to animal dander so am suffering a bit today.
I enjoyed interacting with my two grandsons. The older one, Andy (he's 6), asked me how time was invented. What a great question. I responded that it probably came about when people observed that different things happened at different parts of the day--that it got light and dark-- and that there are seasons. Andy said "Oh, but how do you make a clock?'
I had to respond that I didn't know. What I probably should have said is that he should ask his father who is a mechanical engineer.
Hmm. I like questions. Sometimes kids ask the best ones.