drawer…

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recently my son-in-law commented on the kitchen drawer when he went looking for a sharpie…

“looks like George has been back in this drawer”

for many years I blamed my beloved for the mess in that particular drawer… it is the only one that gets into this state…

I know that I cleaned it out after he died so I’m not sure how this happened…

hmmmm… do you have a drawer that collects all the junk…

hissy…

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recently I was reminded of my beloved’s hissy fits…

sometimes they were difficult to watch and other times they made me laugh

when I read the definition in Wikipedia it clearly refers to something more serious than the types of hissy fits he, and others that I know, had…

seems to me that the majority of us have some version of a hissy fit occasionallytemper can catch us up in an instant and we can react poorly…

over time I learned to respond with humour and it would often help lift him out of the bad place… didn’t always work, lol…

I try to remember the humour when I feel myself heading into a fit…

assistance…

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started the weekend watching skating as the various teams get ready for the Olympics

on Saturday my son-in-law and two youngest grandsons came over and we went shopping at Costco and Save-On-Foods… I love it when we shop together because there is ample assistance to bring in all the items, lol…

we prepped ribs, baked them and then my son-in-law finished them off on the bbq… supper was delicious with rice, asparagus and Caesar salad…

when they left, the middle grandson stayed behind for a sleepover and we watched some skiing before bed…

this morning we woke up to fresh snow on the ground… snow pants on both of us, we decided to walk to the “A” for breakfast… wasn’t too cold going as the wind was behind us…

after breakfast we walked around Bruce Park to collect poke balls… the wind came up now and again so it was a bit chilly on the way home…

he shovelled and then helped me package up meat for the freezer… then we put away the last of the Christmas decorations

he was picked up around noon and then I went back to watching sports and napping for the remainder of the day…

basking…

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I continue my focus on being in the moment

this morning I stopped and turned on the garage light so I could get a few shots of the hoarfrost on the windows…

it was something like -41 at the time, lol…

throughout the day I enjoyed a few special moments as well… the sun was shining through some windows and I was able to spend a moment basking in the light… over lunch I sat in the sun and felt the warmth on my body…

every time I answered the phone I remembered a former colleague who said she always put a smile on her face before picking up the phone because it made her sound happy…

it was a good day…

reflect…

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on Monday my BS buddies were over and we were catching up on our recent activities…

everyone drinks decaf coffee while I have tea…

I had my new mugs out and one friend was using the snowflake one…

it looks cool in the light and when it is full you can see the liquid through it…

I took this photo the other day of the light reflected in my tea…

made me reflect on how blessed I am with wonderful friends and so many treasures in my life;-)…

drain…

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early yesterday I discovered a clog in the kitchen sink…

I plunged it a number of times without any luck, before searching around to find the Drano and followed the directions to clean out the trap… apparently after two tries of putting the chemicals into the affected spot you need to call a plumber…

texted my son-in-law and he said he’d have a look when they came for dinner…

he plunged, drained, and snaked for an hour at which point we gave up… by then the kitchen looked like a disaster zone with pots, pans, and dry goods everywhere

apparently the problem is not in the sink trap but in the main drain…

after supper we called RotoRouter and scheduled a visit for Monday…

so, got a call at the office and raced home to let the plumber in… he was here for three hours and had a difficult time clearing the line… seemed that grease was the problem…

also some concern about the plastic pipes meeting up with metal ones…

feels like the last few weeks have been full of things breaking down… with any luck, maybe that will be done…

frigid…

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lots of beauty last Friday…

caught the sunrise out the bedroom window… frigid out there but it looked beautiful…

took a nice shot of it out the patio door a bit later…

finally got a shot of a sun dog… which once again demonstrated how cold it was…

we were out and about and as we returned home got this lovely shot of a bit of hoarfrost on the Virginia creeper…

haven’t seen much hoarfrost this winter…

the kids have returned home now but this is a lovely memory of our time together…