Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Snowy Day

Well its mid winter.The Christmas holidays have come and gone,the land is settling down for the long winter nights that are starting to arrive.
Today there is a gentle snow that is falling.A fluffy white covering that coats the yard .After years in the Arctic one would think that I would hate snow but I really don't.To me the gentle dusting is really beautiful.I love the way that a snow makes every thing clean.It covers all the impurities in the land and makes peace with all.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rainy days and Sundays

Well its Sunday morning and for the 2nd of January it is extremely mild.After years of living in the north of Canada I have forgotten just how damp the weather is here in the Maratimes.It is a rainy ,damp day here in Grand Falls.
In my house it is the moments in the morning,before the kids awake,that I can find a few moments of solitude and peace.I love the silence that befalls house .The only noises being the house it self.The echoing ticking of the small clock on the wall.The clanks and bangs of the heating system.The gentle hiss of the tea kettles as the morning cup of tea boils.
Sunday mornings I love to watch the Sunday Morning news show on CBS.It is like the newspaper with pictures.The show shows a slice a life around the US and the world.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Well it is now 2011 and my self and my family survived the holidays.My son and daughter stayed up to watch the new year come in the MaritimesThat feat of staying up past midnight to watch the festivities is nothing new to them but being here in Atlantic Canada is.

It is so nice no to be hung over today.As I get older it seems that the ideas of feeling sick for an entire day for a few hours of merriment is less and less appealing.A nice quiet night at home with family,a few glasses of wine and some good food is much more appealing.The best part i I have a clear head in the morning.