Bright and Chilly

The sun is shining brightly today! The temperature is low, -15C when I got up this morning. Once the sun came out though, the Asian Beetles were awakened on the southeast side of the house. Their presence is a sure sign that spring is on the way!

This morning a treat for breakfast was in order. On weekdays I dine alone but for dinner with Attila. Usually a quick piece of whole wheat toast with a bit of peanut butter does the job for breakfast. Today felt special, so I decided to make myself Buckwheat Pancakes for breakfast. They are great topped with unsweetened applesauce and a little swirl of maple syrup.

Lately old movies have caught my interest. Today I am watching Jamaica Inn (1939), by Alfred Hitchcock with Maureen O’Hara, Charles Laughton, and Robert Newton. The introduction with its flourish of dramatic music brought back the excitement I used to feel watching movies! That was back when films, and people like Maureen O’Hara, gave reassurance that eventual justice would prevail. Alfred Hitchcock’s movies don’t really have “happy ever after” endings, but they are satisfying nonetheless.

Friday at last. I love weekends. Attila having weekends off work doesn’t get old. It has been around four years now, that we have had the luxury of weekends together. Before that I worked at different times of day, in different places, and Attila worked six, sometimes seven days a week, so we had little opportunity to spend time together. We both love weekends!

Attila will be busy on the weekend, working on the pantry area in the basement. The electrical fixture is a dangling mess, so he is re-wiring and replacing it. There are also a set dangling wall studs, connected to nothing on the floor, and sporting a light switch and an outlet. I think that is the next issue he will tackle when then the light fixture has been sorted. And of course, he is still painting the ceiling in the basement. We have talked about continuing to paint the floor when the mild weather arrives. Floor paint gives off strong odours, so mild weather is needed for the project, so that the windows in the basement can be opened wide while the paint dries. Our little house sure is a project!

I will be kept busy with all the usual things, baking muffins and bread, making dinner, cleaning this and that, whatever needs doing. It is a happy life.

So here we are, bumbling along at Mist Cottage as best we can, enjoying life as much as we can.



Updated on Fri, Mar 5, 12:15 PM
-5 °C
Wind 25 W km/h
Humidity 41 %
Visibility 27 km
Sunrise 6:38 AM
Wind gust 37 km/h
Pressure 101.4 kPa
Ceiling 9100 m
Sunset 6:00 PM


“Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.”
Anne-Sophie Swetchine
1782 – 1857

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We’ve had a few warm days mixed in with colder days, but I feel like Spring is coming too! Your buckwhet pancakes sound delicious! I hope you and Attila have a wonderful weekend!!

Bex Crowell

It’s so good to hear you say “It’s a happy life.”

Joan Lansberry

I agree with Bex! Enjoy your weekend! <3