Work, winter and not much else…

Yesterday I received news that the gentleman who ran the shop where I used to work passed away.  He fell ill last summer with cancer.  He was only in his early fifties. I feel so sad for his wife, they were married less than two years ago and were so happy.  God speed my friend.

Work went well all week, much to my surprise and delight.  I work tomorrow morning, and again Monday and Tuesday.  I’m pretty tired these days, the kind of tired that feels good because it is well earned.

Attila and I were going to visit our little house in the city this Saturday, but the temperature is dipping so low at night, here in the country, that we need to stay close to home to keep the hearth fire burning.  Oh for central heating!

One of the nice things about the cold weather is that our bedroom becomes quite cool.  Whatever the reason, we both sleep soundly when it is quite cool in the bedroom.  We have an old “eiderdown” made of synthetic fibre that I’ve had for over thirty years.  It keeps us snug and warm when the temperature in our country house dips, during a cold snap.

My Kobo is a real source of enjoyment.  Currently I am reading Six Moon Dance by Sherri S. Tepper, which I borrowed from the library’s online service.  Many libraries access this single resource and much of the time the selection available for borrowing is limited.  Luckily I can put books on hold.  Another source for eBooks is the Gutenberg Project, which offers a large selection of books with expired copyrights.

The “write-in” for food labeling in Canada is still going strong,  I’ll keep linking to this campaign until it is completed, as the issue is such an important one in my life.

Worldly Distractions


-11 °C
Condition: Snow
Pressure: 102.6 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -11.0°C
Dewpoint: -12.1°C
Humidity: 92 %
Wind: SE 4 km/h
Wind Chill: -13


“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
Oscar Wilde
1854 – 1900

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Cool room, warm bed does make for wonderful sleeping. Maybe it’s a residual “hibernation” effect that makes sleeping in the cool so pleasant.