Wonderful Visit

What a wonderful visit I had with my friend Joan! She arrived on Tuesday evening, and caught the train to carry on in her travels this morning. Tuesday night we talked almost all night, so good for the soul. We did a lot of catching up, she told me all about her trip to Italy, with photographs and vivid descriptions of a palace, which housed rooms featuring various collections. She even came to Yoga class with me. I hope we see each other again soon!

My personal life continues to be very painful, and uncertain. There seems no possibility that a marital relationship can exist, Attila is adamant. Pain is boring, but it is intense, and it takes up a lot of space here at Mist Cottage.

The weather is mild, it has been raining off and on this evening. I took advantage of the clear roads to drive to the city. During my visit to the shoe store last week, I tried on many pairs of shoes, but only one pair fit reasonably well. They didn’t have my size, so they requested a pair be sent from another store. They called yesterday to say the shoes had arrived, so today I went in to try them on. I liked them so much I purchased them. Hopefully that will have me sorted for cool-weather casual-dress footwear for a decade or so.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 7:00 PM EST Thursday 11 January 2018
Condition: Light Rain
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 4.4°C
Dew point: 2.6°C
Humidity: 88%
Wind: SW 14 km/h
Visibility: 10 km


“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.”
Edith Sodergran

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Bex Crowell

There’s nothing like a good pair of shoes that pamper your feet.


Glad you had a good visit! Too bad she couldn’t stay a bit longer.

Watch out for the temperature drop. Our temp dropped 10C (almost 20F) in one hour!

Stubblejumpers Cafe

Well never mind Attila, then. Onward and upward, Ms Maggie! When one door closes, and all that …
Meanwhile, take care of your heart, your state of mind, your body, yourself. Just as you ARE doing.
xoxo Kate


So glad you had a good–and timely–visit.

I do hope it’s not the case that Attila is being adamant because he feels like he staked out a position and is now stuck with it.

I’ve been trying really hard to contain my tendency to ask nosy and inappropriate questions, but there’s one that keeps nagging at me. Does he have any talent for painting pictures?


Maggie does Joan live somewhat near to you? It would be wonderful if you could both plan more visits. Yay for good friends!

Joan Lansberry

I’m glad you had a good, although brief, visit with your friend. Continue taking good care of yourself. *hugs*


Maggie, thanks for answering my nosy question. Now an earlier remark you quoted makes sense.