Yesterday was full of activity. Attila and I went grocery shopping, visited the dump to drop off the old broken freezer, dropped in at the bank, and made a flying visit to Terra and Lares’ place. Sunny and Sky are pink and bright eyed, and very healthy looking. They are so very different, their personalities are already quite distinct. I had a chance to feed Sunny, and to cuddle with her. There is nothing in my life so purely pleasurable as holding my grandchildren. Sky was sleeping when we arrived, but soon he was a awake and full of smiles, Lares even had him laughing out loud. Attila got a chance to feed Sky, in his own unique way, with Sky sitting upright, which looked a little bit awkward, but seemed to work very well, there was less spitting up after the meal than usual. Off we went home, as Terra and her family headed out to have the babies picture taken with Santa. Later in the evening, I received a second response to a request I had put on the internet for a VCR, as ours had died during the process of digitizing home VHS videos. I had already received a VCR from a kind person near our town, which we went to pick up yesterday. But when a second one was offered I decided that I would collect it as well, just in case the first gifted VCR quit on me before the job was finished. So off we went, it was a about a 45 minute drive, to pick up a very high quality VCR, which works really well. I give items away all the time, but this time it was my turn to be the recipient of generosity and good will.
One of the VHS tapes included a television clip of a dear friend performing on City TV Breakfast Television in Toronto, on November 12, 1991. I wonder that I had the wherewithal to actually accomplish recording the performance! At the time I was a very busy single Mom, working on my PhD, with very little free time. Those were the busiest, best, and close to the worst years of my life.
Here is Steve-Paul Simms, performing one of his own songs, on November 12, 1991, in Toronto. Since this is taped from a television program, I am not sure how long it will be allowed, but for now here it is. The commercials are there because I am busy with other things and haven’t the time to edit out the ads, the music starts around minute 3:38.
Attila is tackling the garage today, and I am cooking and baking. Already Attila has a huge pile of debris (wood debris, thanks Cathy for pointing out that this is best specified!), to be burned, we will probably try to get that transported to the Rideau Camp before it is completely snowed in, but we shall see.
Date: 2:00 PM EST Sunday 27 November 2016
Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.0 kPa
Dew point: -2.2°C
Wind: N 9 km/h
Visibility: 24 km
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
Quote from “The Sea”