Gray Day

Today I made a huge bath of vegetable beef soup, and a tuna noodle casserole. The soup is for me, it has a wee bit of sodium in it, but not a significant amount. The soup recipe makes four litres of soup. The tuna noodle casserole is sodium reduced, taking sodium in the canned tuna and in the can of sodium reduced cream of mushroom soup. The casserole will provide one dinner for two, and a lunch for one (Attila).

A grey day out there today. It snowed off and on, so any thoughts I had of venturing out were vanquished in white. Adding to the greyness of the day is the new view from the living room window. I used to look out and see the tops of the trees in the distance, so wonderful. They have all been chopped down and bulldozed into a corner of the property slated for rental units at the end of the street. Now all I see out the window is grey sky, and rooftops; no branches swaying in the wind, no branches to hold a line of gentle of white snow. I miss the trees.

February is such a wintry month!

My insurance company has gone paperless, offering no alternative options. Now I have to logon to the internet to see the bill, it isn’t available any other way. I hate this! The internet requires a device and an account, which I have at the moment, but that can change, for anyone, that can change, and then where are you!

Things are quiet at Mist Cottage. It doesn’t feel like “home” anymore, it feels like a place I am staying. It is a nice place to stay. I feel homesick from time to time, there is no home to go back to though, there is only forward, until I can establish a new home for myself, here or elsewhere. Some things just take time, time, time.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 3:00 PM EST Friday 9 February 2018
Condition: Light Snow
Pressure: 102.8 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: -5.9°C
Dew point: -7.7°C
Humidity: 87%
Wind: S 8 km/h
Wind Chill: -10
Visibility: 3 km


“Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.”
Mark Twain
1835 – 1910

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Bex Crowell

I also don’t appreciate companies going “paperless” – I think of my Paul who does not do computers of any kind – even the TVs in the house are a big challenge to him most of the time. It takes 3 remotes to work the DVD player that goes thru the TV . He doesn’t do it; I do it. If I were to die, he’d be here left to go along with lots of my things being online, and I don’t know what he will do. I know he says that if/when that time comes, he will order up a huge dumpster to be dropped off in the driveway and all my gadgets will go into it… not to mention all my yarn etc. (hats??? oh no!). All my stuff. He wants a spartan’s life here really.

Stubblejumpers Cafe

I hate it when trees are taken down. There’s a lot of it going on here in farming country, and my heart drops each time I see acres of bush slaughtered. There oughtta be a law against it, at least against the way they do it. Future generations should have to be taken into account, as well as present wildlife habitat and soil conditions, and only a percentage of treed area should be legally permitted to be removed. We may “own” the property, but we don’t “own” everything about it that is important. -Kate
P.S. Have you considered going to stay somewhere else for a few weeks to give Attila a taste of the reality he thinks he wants?

Joan Lansberry

I would take that trip, especially as the weather gets nicer!

So sad, the removal of trees, I mourn the loss of trees too. I agree, it should be illegal as it’s bad for the environment, and ultimately, us.

Still the Lucky Few

It’s so sad when beautiful, healthy trees are cut down. It’s like losing some of your best friends! And yes, it’s all about greed, sad to say.