Monday, March 12, 2012

Five Glorious Things



I've meant to post this weekly, to keep myself mindful and thankful. Mondays. Must remember.

1. Some would view this as a chore but I don't: Every morning in the cooler temperatures I come downstairs and set and light the fire in the woodstove while the dog runs around the meadow in joy at her morning release and I put on the coffee and oatmeal and get her food together and come out again to the now roaring fire.

2. My daily walks along the shore where I get to see the scene above called "Winter Blues".

3. The postmaster, yeah, I've written about him here, but where else would I get a call from the post office to tell me in an awestruck voice: yeah, there's four packages for me today. Two with work. So come down today.

4. My tax software wasn't working. I de-installed, I re-installed over the past 24 hours. Nah, wouldn't work. At all. I called the software support line and just as I started to tell the technician my problem it began to work, all by its little ol' self. We laughed for 5 minutes as I insisted it was her particular ether magic that got it rolling.

5. Finding a new editor through my daughter and her huge network of fab people. And this time, maybe this time, I'll be finally putting out the book of short stories. Soon.

14 comments:

  1. Ah, lighting the woodstove first thing in the morning is one of my great delights. What a wonderful way to start the day! Good luck with the book.

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  2. What a great idea! I'm going to at least try to think of 5 glorious things each week.

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  3. Wonderful indeed. I look forward to the arrival of the plumber every time one of the taps misbehave. No sooner he arrives, it behaves. **** happens.

    I also look forward to the book of short stories. If it contains stories like the ones you post here, it must be worth the wait.

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  4. Ah lighting the wood stove,that brings back memories of my childhood outside Thunder Bay.That was my chore while Dad was away.I can almost smell the burning wood.Five very evocative things WWW.

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  5. Sounds like a great start to the day. All those frenzied commuters who grab a cup of coffee and leap into the car - just think what they're missing!

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  6. This is a bit like counting ones blessings, but I'll copy your idea anyway.

    Happy things and sad things, happy thoughts and sad thoughts, they all help one to become more aware of being alive.

    I read your previous story to. How lovely and how true for so many little corner shops.

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  7. RJA:
    Yes a total connection with heat source and growth of sustainable wood.
    XO
    WWW

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  8. Oh Marcia!
    Good to hear from you, miss your posts!
    XO
    WWW

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  9. Ramana:
    Thank you! I do hope so, working with this editor has been a joy so far!
    XO
    WWW

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  10. GFB:
    Maybe you had too much of it back then, though I was raised on coal fires and never did tire of an open fire even when I have to do all the work!
    XO
    WWW

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  11. Nick:
    Oh I was one of those!!! One winter I never wore a coat as it was straight from my home to underground parking in the building I worked in. My youth told me I'd never have a breakdown and freeze to death on the side of the road.
    XO
    WWW

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  12. Friko:
    I'm trying to focus on my own tiny little world as the larger one around me is so set on going to hell in a handbasket.
    And thanks for the words on our old shopkeeper. Now that he is nearing his time I realize how truly fond of him I am!
    XO
    WWW

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