Sunday, 28 November 2010

Snow...a pleasure...Simples!

Oh how I love this wonderful white stuff!  Like the post title?  Snappy eh?  As I typed it I suddenly remembered there's a new book on Amazon by Aleksandr Orlov which I am desperate to get my hands on!  So anyhow, I took more pics of our back yard today, you can hardly see the deck and the stuff hanging off the roof looks a little precarious!

So this week I have made no bags at all...shame on me!  We spent the entire week playing in the snow!  And after all why not?  Soon enough Lovely Man will be back to work at the hospital, once that pesky Ontario College of Nursing sort themselves out!  And then there'll be none of this pleasing ourselves everyday!  I have to smile sometimes...friends said "what will you do up there? no shops, nothing for miles?"  LOL!  All I can say is...don't knock it till you try it!  I don't miss shopping at all...yes Jan, Deborah, Vicky et all heard me correctly. I DO NOT MISS SHOPPING!  Of course I like it when we do go to Thunder Bay, but generally I don't miss it!  Bored?  Hell No!  How can you get bored with a bush out back, wild life everywhere, lakes, snow....great neighbors.  Not to mention curling and ballroom dancing!  I do miss the kids, my mum, my brother and my friends, somedays that makes me real sad and I'd give anything to get on a plane and go visit, but only VISIT, but most days I just look forward to them coming here so they can share a little bit of this place.

I read an article by a friend of mine, Kassie, yesterday and it made me think.  Yes I miss my family, but I talk to them all the time, then I look forward to the days we'll be together.  But this is my opportunity to experience many things that I only ever dreamed of.  I remembered my dad, always saying what he would do when he retired.  Sadly he never saw his retirement, not in a healthy state at any rate, he suffered many strokes and needed 24 hr nursing care before he was old enough 'to retire'.  So here we are taking life by the horns and living each day as if it's our last.  I wear my best perfume even if I'm not going out, I light my best candles even though it's only us two here watching TV, and I wear my best undies even just to go skiing!!

The U.S. have just celebrated Thanksgiving, we celebrated it last month, and so I am thankful for my health and my life and my Lovely Man, my family and my friends.  And I say to all of you don't dwell on the things you don't have, or the things that you think you should have.  Focus on what you want and then be brave and go for it, things always have a habit of working out if you do, and then when you get there be thankful and live it!


  1. As always, I love the way you write...always a pleasure to read. You both look great out there in the snow. My girls always tease me because hubby and I really don't need much. We're happy to be at home doing our thing, and they just can't fathom that. :)

  2. LOL! I cannot imagine what our kids are going to think when they come visit! They are so used to having everything just there on the doorstep! We have just one bar in town, no cinema, no clubs they think we're missing out I think!! But we have a ski hill two minutes walk from the back yard, a lake 5 minutes walk down the street, a golf course/x country ski trail...


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