Beautiful guys in black-and-white; chilly morning on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Because I’m a huge fan of quality black-and-white photography, certain Mondays I like to post a couple of my favorites so you can all enjoy them too. I find both photo’s I’m putting up this morning both sexy and exquisite. I like the way the models are posed and the expressions on their faces. Really fine work by the photographers who created the photos.

I rose around nine this morning. The sky was overcast, the air outside chilly when I retrieved my morning newspaper from the front steps. After a quick breakfast I worked on my novel-in-progress for a couple of hours, then solved the N.Y. Times Monday crossword puzzle in about ten minutes. (I’m so smart.)

Yesterday, I spent over four hours in the kitchen, baking Christmas cookies I will distribute to seven different households in my neighborhood. I arranged the cookies in holidays tins I bought on Saturday afternoon, and now they’re all ready to go.

I was amazed at how tired I was by the time I finished baking and cleaning up my kitchen. I have a newfound respect for people who work on their feet all day, because my feet were killing me by the time I was finished.

By the way, do you find the guy to the left here as appealing as I do? Great skin and hair and amazing facial features. Definitely boyfriend material. 😉

Since today is Monday, right after lunch I’ll drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout in the fitness center and a lap-swimming session in the indoor pool.

I don’t have any specific plans for this evening, but maybe I’ll ask my friend and neighbor to visit my timeshare down the street for a soak in the hot tub. Have a nice Monday, everyone.