Every so often I run into what I consider to be negative energy on Facebook. Today that happened. After expressing a viewpoint, a conceptual viewpoint, I was attacked with a form of character assassination, and the statement that “you won’t change my mind”. As if! There is little to be gained in interacting with someone who will use these tactics to “win”. Discussions are not about winning, from my perspective, they are an etherial dance of creativity. This person was clearly not on the same page. I seldom, almost never, do this, but I blocked him. He won’t miss me, he only wanted to speak with those who agreed with him. Fair enough, it is his timeline, it is his call. I bowed out quietly, not responding to his insults. Maybe someday he will mellow, but I will never know, and I already do not care.
Last night I stripped the smooth and deliciously cool cotton sheets off the bed, and replaced them with flannelette sheets. Before doing that, a padded cover was put over the mattress. The mattress cover holds body heat in from below, and it makes a big difference. The flannelette sheets are warmer to the touch during the night. The bedroom was cool, almost cold last night, perfect, and I was as warm as toast.
It has been raining all day long! At least it is above freezing out there, and the breeze is insignificant. Attila will be cold and wet after having worked out of doors all day long. He is looking forward to yet another turkey dinner!
This morning, after Attila left for work, I decided that biscuits for breakfast were in order. Out came the mixing bowel and spoon, measuring cup and spatula. It was the right decision. Hot, “buttery” biscuits with a dab of jelly, and a big glass of cold milk, are a fantastic start to the day.
Since our Grandbabies were born just over eight years ago, we have only been able to buy birthday and Christmas gifts of the most modest proportions. The children have not suffered for this. Our colourful, easily breakable, cheap gifts from the discount stores were a big hit when opened, soon broken, easily removed from the clutter of daily life. This year we indulged ourselves, for the very first time. Attila and I poured over web page after web page, looking at toys, discussing each child’s strengths, interests, needs, preferences. It was SO MUCH FUN. So we spent our entire Christmas budget on one toy for each of the Grandbabies. That isn’t saying a lot of course, our entire Christmas budget doesn’t add up to much. It makes us happy though.
We chose a gift for each child that required them to interact with either Luna or Janus, or both parents. The gifts are about doing things together, neat things, fun things, magical things. We hope they enjoy these things together, the Grandbabies and Luna and Janus!
How time passes so quickly on a dull, eventless day, is difficult to determine. That is what time did, passed quickly, slipping past and well out of grasp.
Date: 3:13 PM EST Tuesday 4 November 2014
Condition: Light Rain
Pressure: 100.9 kPa
Visibility: 6 km
Wind: S 15 km/h
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”