Wonderful Visit

What a wonderful visit I had with my friend Joan! She arrived on Tuesday evening, and caught the train to carry on in her travels this morning. Tuesday night we talked almost all night, so good for the soul. We did a lot of catching up, she told me all about her trip to Italy, with photographs and vivid descriptions of a palace, which housed rooms featuring various collections. She even came to Yoga class with me. I hope we see each other again soon!

My personal life continues to be very painful, and uncertain. There seems no possibility that a marital relationship can exist, Attila is adamant. Pain is boring, but it is intense, and it takes up a lot of space here at Mist Cottage.

The weather is mild, it has been raining off and on this evening. I took advantage of the clear roads to drive to the city. During my visit to the shoe store last week, I tried on many pairs of shoes, but only one pair fit reasonably well. They didn’t have my size, so they requested a pair be sent from another store. They called yesterday to say the shoes had arrived, so today I went in to try them on. I liked them so much I purchased them. Hopefully that will have me sorted for cool-weather casual-dress footwear for a decade or so.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 7:00 PM EST Thursday 11 January 2018
Condition: Light Rain
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 4.4°C
Dew point: 2.6°C
Humidity: 88%
Wind: SW 14 km/h
Visibility: 10 km


“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.”
Edith Sodergran

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14 Responses to Wonderful Visit

  1. Bex Crowell says:

    There’s nothing like a good pair of shoes that pamper your feet.

  2. Bex, I am really quite pleased with these shoes, they are comfortable walking shoes, and slip on, no bending down to adjust straps or laces. A lucky find for me!

  3. Teri says:

    Glad you had a good visit! Too bad she couldn’t stay a bit longer.

    Watch out for the temperature drop. Our temp dropped 10C (almost 20F) in one hour!

  4. Well never mind Attila, then. Onward and upward, Ms Maggie! When one door closes, and all that …
    Meanwhile, take care of your heart, your state of mind, your body, yourself. Just as you ARE doing.
    xoxo Kate

  5. A longer visit would have been wonderful Teri!

    The temperature hasn’t started to drop here yet, but I imagine in the next few hours it will, it is 1:40 pm right now.

  6. Kate, words I need to hear! I am doing my best, keeping up the routines I have in place, but as far as my state of mind, now that is a challenge. I am working hard at finding external connections here where I live, because that is what I need, connection, concrete experiences that point to the surface of the water.

  7. WendyNC says:

    So glad you had a good–and timely–visit.

    I do hope it’s not the case that Attila is being adamant because he feels like he staked out a position and is now stuck with it.

    I’ve been trying really hard to contain my tendency to ask nosy and inappropriate questions, but there’s one that keeps nagging at me. Does he have any talent for painting pictures?

  8. Sandy says:

    Maggie does Joan live somewhat near to you? It would be wonderful if you could both plan more visits. Yay for good friends!

  9. Wendy, the visit was a just what I needed!

    No, Attila is is not staking out a position, nor is he stuck with it, he is just adamant that this is what he wants to do with HIS life.

    Painting is his passion, it was before I met him, that is why he painted, so I don’t really know if he is good or not, he certainly wasn’t making a thriving career out of it.

    He has no plans to quit his day job.

  10. Sandy, unfortunately Joan lives a significant distance from me, but I do hope to visit her, and hope she can manage to come again for another visit! Good friends are wonderful!!!

  11. I’m glad you had a good, although brief, visit with your friend. Continue taking good care of yourself. *hugs*

  12. Joan, it was a wonderful viist, I wish my friend and I were closer so that visiting was easier for us. Friends are worth their weight in gold! ((hugs))

  13. WendyNC says:

    Maggie, thanks for answering my nosy question. Now an earlier remark you quoted makes sense.

  14. Wendy, it is very hard to get a sense of a situation, the devil is always in the details…