At last the sun! This sunshine comes with a price tag though, and that is frigid temperatures. It was –20 when we got up this morning, and the low tonight is predicted to be –30. Three fires today!
Attila and I had a very quiet and enjoyable New Years Day. It snowed, and snowed and snowed. Attila spent most of his first day of 2008 shoveling snow and chopping wood. He did find time however to prepare a ham for our dinner, which was a real treat.
On New Years Day I like to review the year gone by, assess changes, thank the universe that I am still here to observe and determine what my goals are for the upcoming year. I do not make resolutions. My goals are very general, such as exercise daily, eat well, and value myself first, so better to value others. The doing sounds simple, but isn’t.
After weeks of cloudy weather, and mountains of snow, the sunshine feels like a balm. I even sat on the floor beside the slider this morning to eat my snack, an orange. I pulled up my sleeves and my pant-legs in order to feel the sun on my skin. Mist is also enjoying the sun, curled up on the bed in the warm light.
When I got out of bed at 5:30 a.m. the stars were bright in the sky. Looking out our kitchen window, into the distance (we are tree-locked, so the term distance is a bit of a euphemism), a pine stands tall amongst the deciduous trees. This morning, just above the topmost tip of the pine, shone a morning star. I made a wish. I always do. It always comes true.
Occasionally this morning I think about Attila, outdoors all day in this weather. The wind chill is –32 and that makes it challenging to keep warm and prevent frostbite when exposed to the weather for five or six consecutive hours. He will need a hot lunch today!
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Looking out from the kitchen sink.
By the Easy Chair
The Way The Crow Flies
by Ann marie MacDonald
"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."
Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)
Pres 102.7 kPa / rising
Visibility 15 km
Dew Point -25.7°C
Wind Speed NNW 21 km/h
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