Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Day 5


All is well....

The girls are doing well. All 5 of them. Miraculous little creatures.

I read an inspiring essay this morning about writing down every little bit of our days - had coffee, phoned friend, cut toenails type of thing - just to marvel at how much is in our days. For in the small we see the beauty. There shouldn't be a word like mundane in our vocabularies. Nothing is mundane.

I'm enjoying the discipline of blogging once a day, much to my surprise. It keeps me honest. I climbed the Everest of laundry today (massive hike to laundry room) and felt good, though exhausted, afterwards.

My internet speed is so bad I was having massive trouble with Zoom meetings. Bell boosted the service but now it's worse. I find stuff like this exhausting. A rinse repeat cycle calling Bell. I believe they are completely oversubscribed here and the system is stretched to capacity. Reports I hear about competing providers don't impress me and Fibre Optic is not available for my building (seniors? dimwits, what would they want with fibre optic?)

I bring you a picture I acquired in a small artisan gallery in Nova Scotia a couple of years ago. It reminds me so much of the colourful houses here in St.John's and the houses in one of my favourite places, Kinsale, Co. Cork. I love the whimsical cow. In case your're curious, underneath is a hanging bowl for plant cuttings.

Houses in St. John's


Houses in Kinsale

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  1. The world famous houses of St John's. The cow is funny.

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  2. It sure brightens up the place Andrew!

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  3. The painting, the photos are all life brighteners.

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  4. I have been thinking I really should write down what I do every day, there was a covid case linked to my local shops recently and I couldn't remember whether I had been there on that day but I would know if it was written down.

    The artwork is lovely, as are the houses.

    laundry is ever with us, isn't it?

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    1. Never stops Kylie, and I've been thinking the hike might be good for me.
      I lose track of credit card charges too, so writing them down is very helpful for budgeting.

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  5. I love brightly colored houses all together. My friend took me to see some in Charleston a couple of years ago. A large neighborhood, filled with color.

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    1. I'm surprised more people don't do it, Joanne, it sure brightens up everything. Grey and beige are so blah.

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  6. I love the colourful houses. my laundry never reaches everest proportions, but I did have the hamper stuffed almost to overflowing, so washed the lot, carried it outside to hang and of course it started spitting rain, so now everything is in the dryer, eating up electricity.

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    1. Oh lol, I love laundry stories. No, the everest I refer to is the walk from my apartment to the laundry room, it is exhausting but hey free laundry and an allotted time so no interference from the maskless wonders. Except from the ones with borderline dementia.

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  7. Love the painting and the real-life houses, and that hangoĆ­ng pot for new plants. Much nicer than the glass in my window.

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    1. I was lucky enough to find that cutie pot on line, about $5.00 with a special hook for hanging it.

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  8. I am surprised that internet speed is a problem for you. I would have thought that Canada should not have such a problem.

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    1. I think our rating is one of the worst in the world for a so-called "developed" country, Ramana. Also one of the most expensive even though providers are supposed to be regulated.

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  9. I've always maintained that the day is filled with a myriad of "mundane" activities. And, yet, when someone asks what did you do? we reply "nothing". When it rains just as the clothes get hung on the clothesline, my sister would say, "Just in time for the rinse cycle."

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    1. I like your sister's positivity, Mona! "Nothing" encompasses so very much. Always. Even sitting there and having a good old think.

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  10. Very colorful pictures to cheer you up. Love that hanging bowl.

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  11. You are so right! It is the little things that bring us joy. If covid 19 has a silver lining, it might be the fact that it has made us slow down and look, and see, all the everyday wonders that we were perhaps taking too much for granted. Love your crocuses and those beautiful Kinsale houses!

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    1. Slowing down is a marvelous thing Molly, we have all been forced into revaluating our lives. I hope the world will move in this direction.

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  12. Those are some cheerfully colored houses!

    I used to blog daily, when I first started (in 2009!) but now I'm shooting for weekly.

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