WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: A Day In My Life

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CONFIRMED CURMUDGEON AND HIS CANINE COMPANION! A multi-photo challenge with captions.

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The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is jump out of bed … turn the heat on … and jump back in bed until the house warms up. My faithful canine companion jumps back in bed behind me and we both get in a few more winks.

2

Once the house is warm, I start a cup of coffee.4

Then I let Mlle. Renee out to tend to her morning duties.

3

Breakfast is next with a calendar puzzle to solve while I eat.

I always pour the left over 2% milk in Renee’s bowl next to her IAMS.

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I also put a little something out for our feathered friends.

6

Friday is grocery day, so I headed to the corner MetroBus stop.7

And watched a couple of pigeons watch me.9

Riding the Metro is a great way to get in some reading.

8

That is, when I’m not checking out St. Louis classic architecture.10

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I also considered potential lunch spots on my trip.13

Behold my stupidmarket!25

Because I had a lot of chores at home, I decided to pass on lunch and picked up a sandwich at the store’s deli counter. The overstuffed, N.Y. style, hot pastrami sandwich from Carl’s was pretty tempting until I realized that it was Passover and they would be using grocery rye instead of rye from the Jewish Bakery.

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While waiting for my return bus, I noticed that the trees along the street were starting to bud.

15 To give you an idea of the size of the city of Saint Louis, I shot this photo from the bus when we crossed the street that marks the border line. This view shows the entire city from west to east … meaning the Mississippi River. Of course, the city runs along the Mississippi for a much longer distance going from north to south.16

Once I got home and unloaded the groceries, I took Renee for our daily constitutional.18

I swear she actually watches the walk/don’t walk so she knows when to cross.19

Heading home to take care of housekeeping chores.20LAUNDRY! How does an old curmudgeon know when it’s time to do laundry?

When he discovers only two pairs of socks and underwear left in the drawer.20a

While the laundry was washing …22I went out into the yard to do some yard chores. Renee looks bored.21

It was Recycling Collection Day and I had to bring in the dumpster. Renee always has to go along with when I take out or bring in the containers. She runs alongside of me carrying her ball or an old milk bottle. Guess she thinks she’s doing her part.23

I also noticed that despite Sunday’s foot and a half of snow the spring bulbs were sprouting.

24 And this was the last bit of snow left in the yard.27

What would you expect when the temp hits 70?26

Then I went back in the house to pick up all the toys Renee always drags out, before I started vacuuming, dusting, washing dishes, and baking fish for dinner.

THAT’S MY LIFE …

AND WELCOME TO IT!

Oh, one other thing…


bunny
I found this little guy hopping down the bunny trail that goes through the yard!

NOTE: All photos can be enlarged to full size by clicking on them.

 

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About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on March 30, 2013, in Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I always tell my husband he is a curmudgeon but if he was rich he would be eccentric. Nice shot with the Arch. 🙂

    • There are only a few spots along the city limits where you can take a photo that takes in the entire width of Saint Louis. I think I know most of them. Also, you have to work hard to master curmudgeon-hood.

  2. This got me in the mood for a tuna sandwich 🙂 Just as well I have a can of tuna and some mayo in the cupboard … problem is, there’s no bread!

  3. Renee makes every day fun–and everything a toy!

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