Beautiful Tom Daley; it’s COLD on the island tonight …. :-(

Hi, friends and readers:

I think British Olympic diver, Tom Daley, who you see here to the left, is a gorgeous young man, but I don’t just like him for his looks. He’s a real hero to me because he came out as an openly gay man via YouTube, knowing his announcement would generate a lot of criticism. It did, but Tom handled the situation with grace and humor, and then he went back to the Olympics and won another medal. Good for you Tom, you’re the greatest, and I’d certainly pick you up if I came upon you hitchhiking. πŸ™‚

Today has been a fine one for me. I rose at eight AM, and after brewing coffee and enjoying a quick breakfast, I put in two solid hours at the keyboard, writing some very dramatic scenes for my novel-in-progress. I took a three-mile walk, here on the island, just before lunch. Then, right after lunch, I drove into the city to visit the YMCA for a full workout and a super-good lap swimming session. The pool water was warm and I was the only person swimming for a good part of the time I was there.

After I showered and left the YMCA, I visited Home Depot, where I bought a Fraser Fir Christmas tree I will decorate this weekend, and also a nice poinsettia plant for my fireplace mantel. My Christmas spirit has kicked in. πŸ™‚

I’m home now. The poinsettia’s in place and my tree is sitting in a bucket of water on my patio to keep it fresh. By the time I got my car unloaded, darkness was falling and so was the temperature. It’s going down to 50 degrees F tonight here, and a steady wind is making it feel much colder. I’m meeting a friend for dinner at our favorite Italian place, where we will share a nice bottle of half-price wine with our meal. I’m looking forward to it, as always.

Have a nice Wednesday night, friends. And stay warm …. πŸ™‚

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