service…

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I’ve been getting my Friday dinner for most of December and into January from Modern Plate Catering

a number of weeks ago, when it was delivered, Curtis, the delivery person, asked if I had salt and then sprinkled it on my steps and sidewalk, which were covered in ice… how kind was that;-)… it is so nice to get to know the members of businesses, particularly in these trying times… the next week he brought salt with him!

today, when he and Lindsay dropped off my dinner, he had already shovelled the steps before I opened the door… he was prepared to shovel the sidewalk as well, but I told him not to…

good customer service is so important and makes me try harder to use good companies again and again;-)…

especially when the food is delicious, lol…

pashmina…

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this morning my contemplating card was about gratitude

a short time later I was putting on this lovely pashmina which hangs on the back of one of the chairs in the living room… it was a gift from a dear friend and is pink and purple…

I added a magnetic pin that I received at one of the SHEday events to hold it closed…

reminded me of how grateful I am to have many great and caring friends, and that I have participated in some amazing activities…

another thing I am grateful for is that when we remember something particular, usually we focus on the fun/good parts, not necessarily the things that weren’t as much fun, lol…

printer…

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the printer works, the printer works…

this, after over an hour on the phone with my son-in-law as he climbed into my desktop and laptop to sort out the issue…

this new printer leaves the paper tray open about two inches… the strangest thing I have seen…

but it prints perfectly using the laptop and the iPhone… still not so happy when the main computer gives the order… we may have to delete the driver and reinstall, but it will do for now…

finally…

step…

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was a busy day yesterday… very few people are coming into the house nowadays…

once a month the cleaners are here and during that time I am in a room they don’t clean…

my grandson sometimes steps into the house, although he usually just leaves things for me on the front step

other than that, no one crosses the threshold…

yesterday two people come into the house… I had planned to meet with both of them in the garage, but it was too cold for that so they both came in…

a lot of cleaning after they each left, with no help from these guys…

blood…

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today, a Dynacare technician came to the house and drew my blood in preparation for my doctor’s appointment next week…

she was efficient and knowledgeable and it took about fifteen minutes in total… she was masked and put on a gown before doing the draw… she was also very excited to see all my orchids;-)…

I was very happy when I learned that they can come out to the house… apparently they have done that for years… there was a $35 charge, but it was simpler to have them come out rather than have to get the car from my grandson, go to the clinic, and then have him come back for the car…

my appointment next week is by phone so I don’t have to go to the clinic…

crazy times…

patch…

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as I was walking around the main floor getting steps in, I was contemplating the saying on the picture over the pass through…

it says live every moment, love beyond words, laugh every day…

such a great reminder of how I want to be…

I am always so pleased when I make sure I see what is happening in the moment

today, I watched the downy woodpecker without trying to get a photo of it… as it moved from spot to spot on the suet feeder looking to get the best access to the snacks, I was able to enjoy the red patch on the back of its head… this photo is from yesterday…

he’s very cute and comes by regularly…

tiptoe

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I’ve been watching a bunny in the garden when I hot tub … a few days ago I spotted it on the deck…

recently I walked into the kitchen and saw it at the feeder on the deck, so I tiptoed into the living room and got my camera…

quietly made my way back to the kitchen and snuck up to the patio door and took a few pictures….

so cute…

hear…

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I’ve been contemplating the thought that nature makes music, if you take time to listen…

reminded me of early mornings when I hear the birds outside… in the spring, summer and fall, I listen to the water flowing into the pond and the great variety of singing going on as the birds welcome the new day…

the geese, the rain, the wind… the quiet after the snow falls…

so much to listen to…

facing…

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yesterday the quote I reviewed was about facing the light and thus putting the shadow behind…

made me think of the juxtaposition of light and shadow which had me wandering around my plants and taking photos being sure that my shadow didn’t affect the pictures…

it was was relaxing and I appreciated the time…