Give me strength.

I having a very bad time at work, dealing with a negative co-worker, it weighs heavily on me and my stomach is acting up over it again. Give me strength!

This morning Attila got up early and set a full fire in the masonry heater. When I woke up the coffee was on and the fire was just beginning to blaze. Luxury! Wood heat is a lot of work. I find myself resenting the time Attila must spend ensuring adequate firewood and I dislike that extended travel is curtailed by the regime of heating with wood. But oh, the joy in those morning and evening fires!

I talked with Terra yesterday afternoon, she is a very busy woman! Hers is an on-call position and she works varied shifts, sometimes nights, sometimes evenings, sometimes days. Her biggest challenge is getting adequate sleep! Lares has taken on a part-time job in addition to his full-time job. I feel very lucky that we get to see them each time we visit our little house!

Luna and Janus and the grandkids and the granddogs are coming for a “sleepover” visit to our country house this week; at least that is the plan. We are really looking forward to it. I hope the weather is nice so we can play outside with the kids!

Attila arrived home at lunch time with a flat tire! He put the spare tire on the car and returned to work. I took another spare tire and the flat tire and rim to a garage, where they quickly put the new tire on the rim. Quick work on their part and now it is sorted.

Most of the leaves have fallen, but the oak trees are still holding their leaves so there is little advantage in starting the autumn yard cleanup just yet. This is a very pretty time of year in Ontario.

Worldly Distractions


10 °C
Condition: Light Rainshower
Pressure: 100.9 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 10.0°C
Dewpoint: 4.2°C
Humidity: 67 %
Wind: W 9 km/


“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
(341 BC – 270 BC)