I write, then I archive. I am not feeling quite so brave today.

Today is an emotional day, emotions are whirling around.

My friend is coming in to town tonight by train, I will pick her up at the station. This morning’s little projects have included vacuuming, making up the bed she will sleep in while she is here, and just generally tidying things up.

I watched the movie Ove today, it is a lovely film, a lovely story, sad but hopeful, I cried a lot. I really must restrict myself to comedies for the foreseeable future!

I am looking forward to spending time with my friend during her visit, we haven’t seen each other for about 14 years, lots to catch up on. We met in 1987, at a party, a BBQ, and have been friends ever since.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 2:00 PM EST Tuesday 9 January 2018
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 102.3 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: -0.4°C
Dew point: -7.5°C
Humidity: 59%
Wind: WNW 17 gust 27 km/h
Wind Chill: -5
Visibility: 24 km


“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”
John Kenneth Galbraith
1908 – 2006

I was looking for a quote as far from the affairs of the heart as I could manage, and there it was.

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19 Responses to Whirling

  1. Teri says:

    Have fun!

  2. Thanks Teri, I am looking forward to seeing her, it has been such a very long time!

  3. Bex Crowell says:

    Enjoy each other! oxo

  4. Eileen says:

    Have a wonderful time with your friend, Maggie.

  5. Sandy says:

    How wonderful! Enjoy the visit. I hope you have fun!

  6. Joan says:

    Almost in Toronto! Can’t wait

  7. There isn’t much that’s better than time spent with a longtime friend. It will help heal your heart. -Kate

  8. Thanks Sandy! This was arranged before Attila made his second announcement, we had no idea how timely the visit would turn out to be!

  9. Kate, you are so right, there isn’t much that is better than time spent with old friends, the older I get the truer it gets. It will be very good for my heart.

  10. Joan, that was fast! Just got back to the computer, it won’t be long now!

  11. Birdie says:

    I hope you have some time with your friend to laugh so hard that it hurts and you pee a little.

  12. WendyNC says:

    Best wishes for a delightful visit.

  13. Birdie! Too funny, and it sounds like so much fun! Thanks!

  14. I’m so glad you’re getting to visit with your friend. Have a wonderful time! <3

  15. Oh, her name is Joan, 🙂

  16. Joan Lansberry! Her name is Joan, great name eh! We did have a wonderful time!