Up, up, and hopefully away…

The thermometer is predicted to move upward today, after a frigid night. It appears the arctic freezes, that have visited almost every weekend since Christmas, will be giving up for this winter season. Spring is just around the corner.

The sun is shining in through the windows, bringing morning cheer. After finishing the ritual cup of morning coffee, it is time to begin breakfast preparations. These days breakfast consists of four simple ingredients, 1/3 cup of rolled oats, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 3/4 cup of 1% milk, and 1 diced apple.

Small things amuse. The shelves for the kitchen dishes have been reassembled and carefully spaced, the dishes placed on them. A few weeks of use will determine the wisdom of the spacing. Another source of pleasure is the Poinsettia in the pot in the sunny window. It was broken off a Christmas Poinsettia in 2019, by accident, and was placed in a mug of water and set in the window. After a year it was planted in a pot. I forgot to water it for quite a while and all but three leaves died. I tried to revive it, removing the dead leaves and setting dates on the calendar to remind me to water it.

The little Poinsettia that could.

Yesterday’s baking, which consisted of bread, and muffins, emptied all the flour jars, the oatmeal jar, the yeast jar, and the bottle of cooking oil. Hard Red Wheat and Kamut Wheat need to be milled into flour today. a Previously purchased bag of oats will be emptied into the big glass jar. Another pound of yeast has been taken our of the freezer to thaw before use. The bottle of cooking oil will be replenished from the large container kept in the pantry. There will be more baking to do later in the week.



Updated on Mon, Feb 14, 7:05 AM
-24 °C
Wind 6 N km/h
Humidity 91 %
Visibility 17 km
Sunrise 7:09 AM
Wind gust 9 km/h
Pressure 102.4 kPa
Ceiling 10000 m
Sunset 5:35 PM

Updated on Tue, Feb 15, 11:05 AM
A few clouds
Wind 13 NW km/h
Humidity 69 %
Visibility 18 km
Sunrise 7:07 AM
Wind gust 20 km/h
Pressure 103.4 kPa
Ceiling 9100 m
Sunset 5:36 PM


“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
Joseph Addison
1672 – 1719

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Eileen Barton

I can’t wait for spring. I miss the longer days of light! We had a few days of warmer weather and it was glorious to be able to open windows for a few hours. Hope you are doing well, Maggie!


We’re having a warm snap in the Midwest. We still have snow on the grass, but the streets and sidewalks are all clear. The sun has been out which has helped my mood. What I’m really looking forward to is moving the clocks forward an hour in mid-March. That’s when Spring will be around the corner for us. I’m glad the painkillers are helping, Maggie. ((Hugs))


It does look like a warm up in the offing. This week we have 2 warm, over freezing, days. Next week we might have 4.. But for now looks like We’re having a good snow. Fortunately, we got our grocery shopping done before any serious precipitation started.

We closed on the house on Tuesday! Very glad for that, though there are things that might need fixing. Like it looks like we got brown carpeting instead of grey carpeting. I’m a little concerned about how responsive they’ll be with correcting that, as they already have our money.

Moving has shifted from the 22nd to March 1st. Our moving company suddenly wanted us to go from a $250 deposit to a $1000 deposit, so we chose to go to someone else. That saved us about $500 on the move but delayed it a week.


How are you feeling, Maggie?