are starting our day with sunshine.
By this afternoon the weather people
say it will be raining. Not a t bad
deal really, because none of it is snow.
I have been working hard at my training and find myself very, very tired at the end of each day. At first I thought it was my age catching up with me. However, a classmate finds she is feeling exactly the same way, and she is thirty something. The course is stressful, with a lot of physical skills to pick up quickly and mountains of theory to read through in a short period of time. The theory must be retained and incorporated into the physical skill end of things. I have moments when I feel I am crazy to begin something this new to me, at my age! But it is what I want to do and so it is what I am doing.
My quotations for today reflect my immediate environment. I am now exposed daily to a female who indulges in long winded boasts. Bragging is one of the most boring forms of monologue that I know. I am trying to think kind thoughts.
The heating season is slowing down now. This means that instead of getting up at 5:00 a.m. to burn our morning fire, we can skip it altogether and sleep in till 6:00 a.m. Attila feels he is now living in luxury.
When I am not actually in class my nose in in a book. I have to juggle this studying with bread making and I am still managing to intermittently work on tasks such as washing dishes and filing. When both Attila and I are busy outside the home things can become quite neglected and chaotic.
During the winter I planted some basil seeds in a pot, with one large seed that I had saved from our cyclamen plant. The basil never did come up, but the cyclamen did! I had saved what I thought was the seed because I thought it so pretty. Now I know it was a seed.
You just never know what will grow where!
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By The Easy Chair
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
"Boast is always a cry of despair except in the young, when it is a cry of hope."
Quoted by Umberto Morra Conversations with Bernard Berenson
"There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Visibility: 6 km
Humidity: 94 %
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