overcast, cloud spitting day. Rain and snow, they fall
in unison, then one falls alone, then the other. They
are not playing nice.
It snowed quite a bit yesterday afternoon and last night. This morning great chunks of snow crashed down from the roof. At first Mist was startled out of sleep every time the house shook. After a few episodes like that, she settled into a determined sleep, undisturbed by the rudeness of the weather.
I have needed a haircut for more than a month. It is hard to get out to where these services are available and even harder to find the cash to pay people to do the deed. Yesterday afternoon I gathered my courage, grabbed the scissors and hacked off an inch or more on my bangs. Attila feels they look fine. I don't see them and don't really care how they look, as long as they are socially acceptable. All important, they are out of my eyes again.
Today I forced myself to make several difficult telephone calls. These calls have to do with my allergy, a subject about which I have no sense of humour left at all. Even worse, through difficult experiences, I have developed an emotional aversion to dealing with the issue; I do manage though, at great personal cost. The calls had to be made. Luckily, the individuals I spoke with today were far more humane than officious.
At the end of my telephone ordeal, my heart was pounding and hands were cold and clammy. It took a few hours to regain my composure. At times like this Mist will rub herself against me, just to make sure I'm OK. With a little help from our friends...
The crockpot is quietly cooking black beans. Attila loves black beans. From them he makes refried beans, which he enjoys for lunches and snacks. Black beans don't agree with me for some reason.
We have been enjoying hot/sweet mustard on our vegetables. So much so that I am beginning to think about growing mustard next summer. I guess, while I"m at it, that I could grow hot peppers to add to the mustard. That makes three plants I want to try in a garden next summer, as squash was already on my list. We will see if any of these plants will survive the wildlife here.
Garlic, another plant for next years garden! The only garlic available in the local grocery stores is from China. Why? We can grow garlic in Canada.
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Mist in the firelight.
By The Easy Chair
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
by Billie Letts
"It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived."
(1596 - 1650)
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
(1874 - 1963)
Pressure: 100.6 kPa
Visibility: 9.7 km
Humidity: 94 %
Wind: E 5 km/h
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