Universally Shared

A Personal Opinion

I may be the only person in Canada who did not care for Peter Gzowski, a much lauded CBC host.

Actually, I only listened to him once, so my assessment may have been spurious, but it might not have been.

Since my feelings about Mr. Gzowski would have absolutely no impact . . . → Read More: Universally Shared

Off The Rack

There are those of us who are larger than the popular image of beauty, or shaped differently. I am one of those people who is not a “media” beauty, and yet I love my body, my face, and my hair-most-of-the-time.

I am thinking about this as a result of looking at furniture ideas on Pinterest. . . . → Read More: Off The Rack

All Tucked In

After Attila arrived home from work on Saturday, we decided to make a trip into town to deposit a cheque, purchase fuel, and pick up some supplies.

At the grocery store we noticed that the Pharmacy had someone available to give flu shots. It would save a trip to have our shots then and there! . . . → Read More: All Tucked In

A Quiet Day

A new day has dawned, sunshine prevails. It was cold last night, and the morning fire is a welcome ritual. Mist supervises, sitting beside me as I place the firewood in the fireplace, watching me carefully until the fire is lit, the door is closed, and the flames begin to blaze. Then she wanders off . . . → Read More: A Quiet Day

Baker’s Yeast

Occasionally, just occasionally, I become aware of how restricted my life has really become. Sure, intellectually I know it is restricted, and as a rule I just get on with things. But I seldom feel it. I seldom know it in my bones, in my cells.

My allergy is a game changer. It reaches into . . . → Read More: Baker’s Yeast

Luna’s New House

Monday, October 21

On Saturday afternoon I built the last of the curing burns in the masonry heater. Then I closed the dampers, and Attila and I headed out for a visit with Luna and Janus and the Grandbabies.

Luna and Janus moved last week, to their dream house. They bought a 1908 vintage home, . . . → Read More: Luna’s New House

We are in hot water!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Funny when I think about it, when I was a kid, receiving at Christmas was all I thought about. It was magical, the thought that an entity existing in the “outside” world would be kind or generous in any way, Santa Clause was a myth with a heart. It wasn’t that . . . → Read More: We are in hot water!

Common Sense

I find it challenging to time my meals around medications that must be taken with a meal. Unfortunately, the first dose of the antibiotic given to me in the hospital was taken after midnight. I am usually sleeping at that time of the night. It is a minor inconvenience, but I notice it because I . . . → Read More: Common Sense

Curing the Masonry Heater

We had a busy weekend at the little house in the city. On the drive there, on Saturday, I began to feel ill. I did not feel any better when we arrived at the little house. I knew what was wrong with me, it was an infection, and that I would need antibiotics, but I . . . → Read More: Curing the Masonry Heater


Today’s forecast at the country house, that would be October 10, 2014:

“Partly cloudy. 60 percent chance of rain showers changing to 60 percent chance of wet flurries before morning. Low plus 1.”

Wet flurries, no! Too soon, too early, not yet… oh well.

Hopefully this lot will melt on contact.

I arrived home yesterday . . . → Read More: No!