Wednesday, December 21, 2011


These are just different shots of a soybean field and shed near the cemetery on Route 3, Windsor Road.

I don't have a whole lot to say today, because I am trying to keep my head above water even though it feels like my foot is tied to a cinder block pulling me under survive this week, juggling work and the pre-Christmas preparations.

But I am pleased--nay, thrilled--to report that after today I will not have to go to the paying job again until January 3. There's still lots of work to do, but at least it's all at home.

I still do not understand how or why words like nay spring so effortlessly from my mouth. Perhaps I am channeling my grandmother.

Or Captain John Smith.

Either way, I will be so thankful when this workday is over that I might just dance a jig.

A jig*?

CBW Captain John Smith


*About this word jig, Wikipedia says:

"The term jig was probably derived from the French giguer, meaning 'to jump' or the Italian giga. It was known as a dance in sixteenth-century England, often in 2/4 time, and the term was used for a dancing entertainment in sixteenth century plays."

Hello, CBW? Captain John Smith called. He wants his words back.

Nay, he demands them.


deborah said...

Capt John Smith says you are too funny:) So glad you don't have to work your 'paying job' for a while, a nice break that you need!
I Enjoy the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Very glad you have that commuting and work week break. Very Happy Hanukkah, and ALMOST (shudder ) Christmas. XOXOXO, as Capt. Smith used to say.


Country Girl said...

Enjoying my morning chuckle along with my morning coffee. I could dance a jig.

Maria_NJ said...

When I think of outbuilding the first thing that comes to my mind is an outdoor potty...warped?, maybe...

when I think of jig I think of jigger...hey I like to bend my elbow now and then...

so glad that you have some time off from the paying job...

thank you for the wit this morning...

Daryl said...

is that outhouse in a corn field? just asking ..

Dghawk said...

Glad to hear today is the last day of your paying job. Tomorrow is mine until the 3rd. I didn't think it would EVER get here! Then it's celebrating Christmas with the in-laws and then it's off to West Virginia I go! Not really looking forward to the drive (Where did my wanderlust go?) but I haven't been home in 2 years, so I'm overdue. In case I forget, I hope you and all of yours have a very Merry Christmas!

P.S. Loved the shed photos.

Kay L. Davies said...

Enjoy your time off! Does the paying job pay you for time off?
Enjoyed the photos, and laughed about you and Captain Smith.
I know I've already said it, but all the best for the holiday season and the coming year.