Happy Friday! I’m joining in with the Random 5 Friday meme, created by and hosted by Nancy at A Rural Journal. You can join in the fun by writing your own random 5 and linking up at Nancy’s blog.
The photos below are of a new installation of public art in Altavista. The downtown revitalization group recently set up the bench that includes a lovely sculpture of a mother and child reading together. It sits outside the library.
On Sunday afternoon, I took my camera and drove and walked around town, taking photos of things I found interesting.
One of the interesting side effects of working for the local paper is that when someone who knows I work for the paper sees me with a camera, they sometimes assume I’m on the job.
As I was taking pictures at the library of things like the bench, an acquaintance walking by asked if I was taking photos for the paper.
No, I said. Just for me.
My favorite color is purple. Blue is a close second, especially sky blue and lavender blue. Yet, most of the time I wear khaki, white and black, with some navy.
I buy and wear what seems the easiest: everything goes with khaki, white and black, and those colors go with each other. Thus, more outfits for the money.
Sometimes it does get boring, though.
What’s your favorite color? Do your clothes reflect that?
One of the reasons I like fall and winter—cooler weather—is because I love to wear turtlenecks. They’re just so comfortable. And they can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
With turtlenecks, I do wear more color. I have one in just about every color, including purple and different shades of blue.
I feel like I’ve been something of a slug this week. I worked late Monday and Tuesday, and the work was stressful and intense. It just seemed to tire me out more than usual.
I went to bed early Wednesday night and slept late Thursday morning. I was off work Thursday, so I took a nap that afternoon. And I still feel tired. It seems to take me a while to get over a couple of days of intensity.
My stories in this week’s paper reflect the variety of my work: a story on a county meeting on how to deal with water issues; a story on the retirement of the local chamber president; a story on the preliminary hearing in a murder case; and a story on the grand jury returning capital murder indictments in another case.
I like the variety of my job, but it’s sometimes disconcerting to have such a wide range of things to cover and write about.