My current phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and it comes with a stylus.
While we were sitting in the kitchen talking I started doodling with the stylus. I wasn't worried about the proportions as much as I wanted to see what kind of shading I could achieve with the tools in the stock paint program. I did it while talking so only gave it half my attention. I need to work with it some more.
I think Karen is trying to kill me (with kindness). This is just some of the chocolate Karen got me for Christmas. She also got me almonds in dark chocolate with turbinado sugar and sea salt. No matter how you slice it, that's a lot of chocolate.
We drove to Pennsylvania to spend Christmas with the relatives and see our kids. When we got there, Eva's water heater was not working so I offered to help her change out the thermostats. We got the water heater fixed and while we were working on it I noticed the bottom of her cellar staircase. Each board has been individually wedged. That's some nice work.
On Christmas Eve I was outside grilling and noticed that the Harbor Belle dwarf nandinas were fruiting. It made me think even the shrubs were in the Christmas season (even though Karen and I are spending Christmas alone and I was grilling).
It was odd without the kids. Stephanie and Brett spent Thanksgiving with us, so they spent Christmas with Brett's family. Meredith couldn't get time off for Christmas until the 29th. We will all meet up in Pennsylvania after Christmas. That will be nice.
I love Karen, and we love spending time together, but it was a strange Christmas without the kids here. Binkley isn't here either, and he always LOVED Christmas.
We discussed going someplace for Christmas next year, possibly a cruise.
Tuesday when I was leaving my customer's office in Lumberton, NC I was stopped dead in my tracks by the sky again. I had just missed the actual sunset, but caught the aftermath. The clouds were amazing.