is still snowing! Attila had to shovel
the end of the driveway to get the car
in when he came home for lunch. He is
out there now, shoveling in the dark.
Honestly, what would I do without him!
When he finishes with the shoveling
he will split the wood for the evening
fire. Then he will put his feet up for
a short while, before he falls asleep.
We had a lovely lunch today. A small and ancient free range chicken (I thought I had already cooked all the heritage food!) provided me with enough meat and stock to make three casseroles of chicken alfredo. Each casserole will provide us with three meals. Lets see, that is nine hearty, delicious and satisfying meals from a scrawny little boiling chicken.
The catch is, it is a LOT of work to prepare food from "scratch". It took several days and many hours to cook the chicken, remove the meat from the carcass, remove the fat from the broth, cook the vegetables and make the sauce. Well worth the effort. However, were I working full time I would find the whole process overwhelming.
I had a nice long chat with Terra today. She is very excited about the course she wants to take. Did I ever have that much energy!?! Terra reminds me of myself at that age; bursting with plans and ideas. Good for her.
The mail brought some good news with it today. I received another purchase order for the book I wrote and self-published. I have had two sets of five books printed, provided one copy to Library and Archives Canada and have sold all the rest but one, which I will now sell. The number of sales has caught me by surprise, although only eight copies have been sold, that is far more than I expected for an obscure genealogical tome.
A letter arrived to inform me that I have successfully passed my certification exams! Wonderful! Business is very slow, but I am optimistic that it will pick up eventually. Having professional certification has given me the pat on the back I needed.
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The eye of the camera captures snow shoveling progress after dark.
"The wisest man could ask no more of Fate
Than to be simple, modest, manly, true,
Safe from the Many—honored by the Few;
To count as naught in World or Church or State;
But inwardly in secret to be great."
James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
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Pressure: 101.9 kPa
Visibility :6 km
Humidity: 97 %
Wind: S 9 km/h
Wind Chill: -4
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