am looking forward to the season of
open windows. It has been sunny and
mild for days and days and days. Whenever
I need to do a small task, I sit in
sun in front of the sliding glass door
to soak in that golden cheer from the
heavens. I can now believe that spring
will arrive; I believe, I believe, I
I believe that although doors close, windows may open. February and March of this year have seen quite a few doors close in my world. It is the way of things, the way of change, for doors to close. It is for the bright windows I watch, as I sit in the sun happily occupied with my small tasks.
Attila and I spent our Saturday afternoon on the highway heading south, south to Toronto. We stopped by Gate 403 to hear Steve Paul Simms perform with Maya Toman, and guests. We enjoyed meeting old friends and meeting new people; most of all we enjoyed the music!
After leaving Gate 403, we headed south again to visit Harriet and Hogan in Niagara. Helena had coffee with all of us on Sunday morning. We enjoyed spending a sunny Sunday with Harriet and Hogan, walking and touring the Niagara region.
Our partial weekend was a tonic, which has returned vigour and joy to our existence, after a dreary winter of isolation. A Saturday afternoon and Sunday off work; sunny skies; bare dry roads; above freezing temperature; a bit of gas money hoarded away; all these things conspired to allow us an overnight trip.
Skype continues to delight me, as I can speak with friends and loved ones, making eye contact and sharing smiles.
This morning I've been puttering around the house. I've baked a banana walnut loaf for Attila and cut two mattes, to mount the stamp sheets I am framing. I found the frames for less than $3.50 each, and the matte cost 57 cents. Of course I paid full price for the stamp sheets, they are beautiful. One sheet is the Canadian stamp depicting the Year of the Tiger, the other sheet depicts the Year of the Rat. The Tiger will hang above my side of the bed, the Rat above Attila's side of the bed. Tigers and Rats work well together, most of the time, if they want to, which they do at our house.
I work one morning this week, and to my great relief the road report is good. With a little bit of luck I will not need to drive through any more storms this winter. I have my fingers crossed.
I am looking forward to seeing Caitrìona again; she plans on arriving back in Canada in the next week or so. I hope the snow is completely gone when she gets here; that would be a nice bonus for all of us!
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The Mighty Bean!
"Clothing the palpable and familiar
With golden exhalations of the dawn."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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