Puttering around in the front yard with Jackson just now, a young deer crossed the road right in front of him, to his total amazement. Neither his mom nor I noticed at first - it was Jackson’s wide-eyes and outstretched finger pointing at it that caused us to look up. We both had the same expression, I think. My phone was too slow to capture the moment before the animal ran off into the forest again, but not only did it set up the cutest conversation about whether it was heading back to Santa’s workshop, it perfectly feeds into my #holidaycheesebag hashtag.
And now, I’m enjoying a splash of coffee and hot chocolate with an ounce of Godiva chocolate liqueur and two ounces of hazelnut Bailey’s… a nice warm-up for Singalong later tonight, to which I will be getting a ride there and back, courtesy of a pal who’s come out before and happens to live right in the neighbs. How convenient is that?