Winter’s Kiss

Winter has returned to kiss me goodbye. Not satisfied with the slow and gentle farewell when we parted yesterday, the season has turned to gently brush my cheek.

It was sunny and very chilly today, but the temperature did rise above freezing. As evening approached, so did the black volumes of cloud, swept in by the gusty wind.

I accomplished a lot today. I arranged to obtain a Camp Fire Permit to use at the Rideau Camp. I gave the pharmacy some lead time to check into my prescription renewal, which I will need soon. I called the car dealership where we bought our car to make sure the sales department has our new address; apparently changing the address with the service department does not change the address with the sales department. I sent the lawyer’s office information so that our real estate deal can continue smoothly, and at the same time asked a few questions about my concerns, which were completely and competently allayed. I updated the software on all of my websites. I went for my walk, and did my knee exercises. I received reading material attached to an email message. The reading is required for tomorrow’s teleconference, my volunteer work. I read the reading material. I learned how to draw lines and measure distances with Google Earth, and to remove lines as well. If I didn’t list these things, I would be sitting here thinking I had done “nothing”, when that is far from the case.

Terra announced that she is carrying a girl and boy, she is pregnant with twins.

My Sister-the-youngest-girl sent Attila and I an invitation to Easter Dinner, which is very exciting. We are waiting to see what this kiss of winter will bring, and what the roads will be like for travelling; there is freezing rain in the forecast. Fingers crossed that the weather will be good and the roads clear and dry.

It was a quiet day, one full of little bits of this and little bits of that. I love this kind of day.

Worldly Distractions

Weather
Special weather statement: …This late season winter storm is threatening to bring significant amounts of precipitation to Southern Ontario. Latest indications suggest significant snow is possible…
4°C
Date: 5:00 PM EDT Monday 21 March 2016
Condition: Not observed
Pressure: 101.1 kPa
Tendency: rising
Temperature: 4.4°C
Dewpoint: -11.2°C
Humidity: 31%
Wind: NW 18 km/h

Quote

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
Michael J. Fox
1961 –

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10 Responses to Winter’s Kiss

  1. WendyNC says:

    What a wonderfully productive day, filled with the successful completion of things which would all take longer–and lead to more frustration–if left until later.

    Exciting news about the upcoming grandbabies.

    Wishing you decent traveling weather for the weekend.

  2. How exciting, twins! A very happy Easter to all of you! (Yes, and safe travels.)

  3. TopsyTurvy (Teri) says:

    I know what you mean. Today, I finished updating 2 products, updated them on 4 websites, then talked to Revenue Canada to straighten out access on my and DH’s accounts. Now we can file our taxes. Then I checked and responded to my business accounts on Pinterest and Instagram, and lastly made some Bunny Bark treats. And I only would have called the product updates productive if you hadn’t caused me to think about all that.

    And congrats to Terra and her DH!

    BTW, forgot to say on my last post that I’m glad to hear your mom is doing much better.

  4. Wendy, when I was younger there were certain things I would procrastinate about, and I found that when left for later, they grew, and grew, and eventually I dreaded the thought of doing them. Then I discovered the advantages of getting right at it and getting things done as they came along. The dread disappeared. I don’t like deadlines, but I do like getting right into tackling a task.

    Terra will have her work cut out for her, and so will Lares! I am glad they are having a boy and a girl, no need to try again for the one or the other.

    I have my fingers crossed about the weather, but it doesn’t look good on the weather reports. Sometimes though, it looks a lot worse than it is. Other times though, it is a lot worse than it looks. Will have to wait and see!

  5. Thanks Joan! This is our second set of twins, Luna has twins, and now Terra is having twins. Families grow much more quickly with multiple births!

  6. Thanks Teri! It sounds like you too had a productive day. The little things add up.

    Terra and Lares are as happy as I’ve ever seen them. A lot more relaxed than on their wedding day, they were happy then too, but a lot more wound up.

    Mom is doing great. She is looking more relaxed as her health improves.

  7. Kate says:

    I find it very true here too, that if asked what I did on any given day, it never seems like much until I list it all. Then things look alittle different!
    Congrats on those twins. Exciting!

  8. Kate, writing is such a versatile activity, art form, clarifier, classifier, organizer, cathartic friend; it has a way of wrapping itself around the truth.

    Twins are exciting!

  9. Bex Crowell says:

    Double your pleasure… double your fun….

    Wow, twins! And a second set of them! Wow-Wow. How fun.

  10. Twins are a lot of fun Bex! They are so different than those of us born of a single birth. There is a surety of belonging that they have, it is unshakable and so ingrained in the foundation of their personalities that they don’t even realize they possess this gift. I sometimes wonder if they realize that they have something that most of us don’t.