Monday, November 23, 2015

Small Things Noticed & Praised.

Petals of Asiago cheese.

Jars of red jewels - partridgeberry jam - on my counter. I can't put them away.

My dog, Ansa, who now sleeps in in the morning and has to be awakened. A reversal if ever there was one.

The smell of wood-smoke and a beautiful meatloaf in the oven at this very moment.

A nearly completed knitted "window worm" for another drafty window.

Playing around with the book cover possibilities for the anthology I put together with the writers in the writers' workshop (see above) - I wish to incorporate the old and the new. And now that I look at it again I think the addition of an oil-lamp alongside the laptop would be a nice touch, what do you think? The intent for the image on the cover will be fairly blurry but catchy.

Blood sugars manageable.

Another session tomorrow with my grief counsellor.

Thanks for all the comments, so heartfelt and helpful, on my last blog post.

I sure am at the stage of life where stuff is not added but rather taken away.

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  1. I made a meat loaf last night, the first of the season, and it was delicious. I have been leaving things sitting around that please me - colors, textures, images. I like the idea of an oil lamp. Today is all we really have, so we do all we can to make the most of it.

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    1. I know mine was the first too. I love it cold as well. Good idea to leave the pleasures around. I truly can't over the Patridgeberry colour. The most incredible sparkling red.

      I'm trying so hard to be present in the moments.

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  2. thank you for reminding me
    meat loaf - I love it
    and after turkey day
    will make
    ...take care...

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    1. Yes there's quite a bit to celebrate in winter, I tend to forget the wonderful rib-sticking food and the slanting sun and the trees tracing themselves in the sky.

      I am so glad you're back in the saddle Ernestine :)

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  3. You are just a spring chicken Wise!! Worried for both you and Ansa. Keep your pecker up as the English say - and the Irish?

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    1. Ansa will try and get through 2015, she sleeps a lot. I love watching her. I miss her so much upstairs but put her really comfy bed at the bottom of the stairs so she can still guard me. She's always taking her job very seriously.
      Thank you for your care Betty.

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  4. Reading Edna O' Brien for the first time. Oh my, now I see why my mother was so odd.

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    1. LOL Hattie, I gobbled her up years ago, she spoke my life.

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    2. A lot of it makes almost unbearable reading.

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  5. I have an oil lamp with a blue glass base (or bowl, or whatever you call it --the part that holds the oil). If you were closer by, I'd gladly lend it.
    And, about meatloaf -- I make one every year at Thanksgiving. We have turkey, too, but my son loves meatloaf, so I make it for him.

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    1. Given my druthers I think I'd prefer meat loaf, Diane. Something so comforting and winterish and sitting by the fire about it.

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  6. And it is a good thing that stuff gets taken away! Simplify, simplify!!

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    1. I agree Ramana, it feels so much better when life is simple.

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  7. I hope all went well with your appointment...I have been reading and watching a series instead of blogging and now must prepare food for American Thanksgiving tomorrow...Hope you are holding your own. Best to you.

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    1. Thanks E and happy Thanksgiving to you :) Yes doing much better thanks though I don't quite trust it. Getting there though :)

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  8. Well, things may have been taken away but you still have plenty to enjoy - Ansa, your writing, good food, that wonderful Newfoundland scenery. No need to despair just yet!

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    1. I do wish it were that simple Nick but it never is. Maybe I'm too complicated but I am assured I am "normal" for the weirdo hippy that I am anyway :)

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  9. Ten good reasons to be thankful. I heard Edna O' Brien on the radio the other day talking about her latest book. You take care, missus.

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    1. I am so glad to hear she's still in the game though to be truthful I didn't enjoy her last book. At all.

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