A Series of Wonderful Events

A cluster of wonderful things are happening for the people around me, just at the moment. Life can be like that, with the good, and the bad, a series of events can take your breath away. I’ve had both in my life, clusters of negative events, and clusters of positive events. I like the clusters of positive events the best!

Closest to home is the good news that came for Attila yesterday. Last January he applied for a better position with the company he works for. He was interviewed last month, and had to take tests after that. Yesterday he got the call, he got the job. The pay is a bit better, which is great, because at the present pay level every single penny counts, so more penny’s are most welcome. But the real bonus, the most wonderful part of the new job, is that at least for the foreseeable future Attila will be working days! Imagine that, no sleep schedules to contend with, hooray! Of course Attila will be taking on more responsibility and will have to learn yet another set of skills, but he will get into the rhythm of that within weeks. I don’t think it will take us very long to get used to the day shift, as we have been lucky enough to have worked the day shift most of our lives. Attila’s good fortune affects my life directly.

Within the family good news came last week for my sister-the-oldest-girl. Her daughter was accepted into medical school in Ontario. My niece has worked long and hard at university for the last four years to achieve this goal. My sister has worked hard to finance my niece’s education. So this is great news for their family! Now the hard work begins for my niece!

More good new within the family for my my sister-the-youngest-girl. Her youngest daughter completed her undergraduate degree. My sister has successfully seen all three of her children through to completing their university degrees.

Well, that is three, the usual cluster of events in my experience. This was a very good cluster I think, a lot of positive life changing events.

This is our first weekend of the new day shift schedule, we have both Saturday and Sunday off, and Attila does not have to sleep during the day on Sunday so that he can work Sunday night. Since the weather is cloudy, rainy, and cool, we decided to stay home at Mist Cottage and putter with domestic chores. Today Attila will be pruning trees, I will be spraying clothing with permethrin and replacing the drawer linings in Iris. We will head out to the camp for a brief visit later in the week, on a sunny day, to see what it looks like with the leaves out, determine how bad the biting bugs are, and decide what next needs doing before we take Iris out for her maiden voyage.

Another cool and rainy day here, green growing things are looking perky. I decided to move one piece of furniture in the living room to a new and better location. But, that meant that almost every other piece of furniture in the living room had to be moved too, and everything had to be cleaned. That one little decision, to move one piece of furniture, took over the whole day. Yikes, small space living is exciting!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 7:00 AM EDT Saturday 14 May 2016
Condition: Mist
Pressure: 100.6 kPa
Tendency: falling
Visibility: 6 km
Temperature: 9.9°C
Dewpoint: 8.8°C
Humidity: 93%
Wind: SSE 9 km/h


We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
H. G. Wells
1866 – 1946

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Still the Lucky Few

It was wonderful to hear your good news! I believe things happen in clusters as well,. and it’s always better when the clusters are positive! So interesting to hear how your lives are progressing!

Joan Lansberry

I’m so glad for your good news! I hope Attila and you enjoy the more normalized schedule and he his new tasks.


Hooray for Attila switching to day shift, and even better no weekends either! And congrats to the students who are forging ahead in their lives.

Bex Crowell

When you mentioned your niece going to medical school, all I could think of was that in 4 years, you might be able to be HER patient and have a GP of your own! I would assume she would put you both at the top of her list! (I know, that’s probably not how it works, but it will be nice to have a close relative in the system that has thwarted you so often in the past and present!)

We had a warm summery day yesterday – perfect for the home visit by the collie people. We think it went pretty well. Next step, if we passed, will be to find a transporter — that could be a hitch too.