Catching Up

I ended up working on Sunday, Mother’s Day. It wasn’t for too long, but it meant that I didn’t get to disengage from the demands of paid labour. I did get to talk with the girls, and my Mom, and my sisters, so it was a wonderful Mother’s Day.

I am looking forward to next weekend, when I hope to have a few days off. I am not working tonight, so when I got home from my full-time job I was able to sit down and put my feet up. Luxury!

We had a beautiful sunny day today, warm too, or so I’m told. It is still lovely out there, even now as the evening creeps up on us.

It is time to let the masonry heater discharge for the spring and summer season. With great relief, we will no longer have daily firings. Attila has been taking down small dead trees from the back of the property to keep us warm this spring, and at last his nightly forays can be abandoned. We have ordered firewood for next winter’s heat, and it will arrive after the load limits for the roads are lifted. Then the task of moving all of that wood to the woodsheds will begin.

We would love to visit our little house in the city. Terra told us that a large branch came down in the front yard, and we need to take the chain saw down with us to section it and stack the wood. We will bring that wood back to our house in the country, to provide heat during the winter. It all works out rather nicely. I am not sure if I’ll have a weekend off until August though, this new part-time job entails many demands on my weekends; not all of them necessary.

Although I am quite tired, I am also feeling quite cheerful, because we catching up with our bills; and secretly I’m impressed with myself for being able to physically keep up the pace with all this walking.

Worldly Distractions


19 °C
Condition: Sunny
Pressure: 101.9 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 19.0°C
Dewpoint: -8.2°C
Humidity: 15 %
Wind: NE 8 km/h


Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway
1899 – 1961

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Good side effect of extra jobs-extra exercise! May the extra work last just long enough for you to enjoy the benefits but not so long that it overworks you! And I hope you get next weekend to go to the city house!