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Today I Love The Magic

Christmas baking is in there somewhere ...

Today I love the magic of this season. I love how everything seems to happen in the next couple of weeks. I love that Winter begins in four days, on Thursday the 21st. I love that on that day, the rotation of our planet around the sun reaches the point where continuing on starts to bring the northern hemisphere around to face the sun...
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Today I Love No Pressure

Soothing sky

Today I love no pressure Saturdays where I can just ease into and on through the day. I love that we're caught up on all the special seasonal stuff and we're just coasting through the regular day to day stuff. I love that, though I did not sleep all that well last night I'm up early and moving forward. I love that though we're in the...
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Today I Love Technology

Not a serious, stainless steel, thermal, spill proof travel coffee mug

Today I love technology and the almost creepy way that it is advancing at the same rate as my desires for it. Seriously, technology, stop reading my mind ... but, you know, don't actually stop reading my mind, I like some of this new stuff that's available. I love that I'm looking to downgrade my computer system for a...
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Today I Love These Rolling Days

It's a predawn Thursday moon sky thing

Today I love these rolling days and how they seem to repeat indefinitely in a cyclical manner and yet progress purposely through the calendar. I love that it is Thursday once again and that seems too good to be true. I love the Thursdayness of this day and that it is a perfect fit for this time of the week. I love...
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Today I Love Things That Work

Snow blows

Today I love things that work. I love that the snowblower has been repaired and that I get to go pick it up this morning, just in time for the coming snow dump. I love that the space heater in the cottage has been repaired also. I love how things that have let you down can suddenly bolster your feelings just by being repairable, those crazy things. I...
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Today I Love Evergreens In Snow

Sugared tree

Today I love evergreens in snow. I love lights on trees, especially ours. I love decorated homes, both the tastefully done and the cheesy ones as well. I love cashiers and checkout people who are cheerful and happy even when their lineup is waaaay too long and the store won't open more registers. I love cool things on sale. I love how quiet some stores are at certain times...
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Today I Love Sobriety

All the snow ...

Today I love sobriety and the life that I've managed to lead these past 34 years. I love that I had 27 wonderful years and one bad day with my late wife during those 34 years of clear eyed, clear headed determination. I love that I've experienced some of the worst things and I'm still sober. I love that, even on days when I'm not physically...
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Today I Love My Snow Dusted Home

Well dusted ...

Today I love my snow dusted home and the beauty of the effects of raging weather on it. I love that we are proof against the winter, tough enough, as tough as snow, as enduring  as the seasons, as resilient as ice. I love coming up against the weather and battling it to a draw. I love making it through each year. Though I'll admit to slowing down a little...
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Today I Love Finding Strength

Peaceful, early morning

Today I love finding strength and the ways in which that happens. I love that last night when I was feeling pretty done in, all I had to do was step onto the stage and I was suddenly jacked up on adrenaline and ready to go. I love that the first surge came when we were heading up to the stage en masse through the audience up...
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