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Archives for December, 2017

Hope

Today I Love 2017

Goodbye, 2017, I'm shoeing you out the door ...

Today I love 2017 and all the wonderful adventures it has brought me. I love all the books I've read this year. I love all the places I've been this year. I love all the things I've done this year, both the ones I've done before and the ones I did for the first time. I love that 2017 had so many...
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Hope

Today I Love Second Chances

Getting a charge out of the day ...

Today I love second chances at celebrating Christmas after being kept at home on Christmas day because of the weather. I love that the reason we're gathering today is a cousin's birthday, but we'll take it 'cause the weather is good and we are happy to be making up for missing the big day. I love that we have the big old truck...
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Hope

Today I Love My Crazy Old Face

Smiling makes me look younger

Today I love my crazy old face and the fun way it looks when Sam Gorrie draws it for me. I love that Sam came to "Rockin' For The Food Bank" yesterday and helped the cause by doing her wonderful caricatures for people at a great rate and giving half the money from that to the food bank. I love that this is the second time I've...
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Today I Love Life In The Cold

Enjoying more oxygen ...

Today I love life in the cold. I love that there is more oxygen in colder air because I seem to need more oxygen these days and I have to go out in the cold so that's a happy coincidence, yes? I love that even when I'm sitting inside the house I can see signs of life out there, like this cardinal in the cedars that is...
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Hope

Today I Love The Misty Waters

Misty, mystic magic of winter

Today I love the misty waters of Colpoy's bay. I love the waves that shush me as they kiss the ice trimmed beach. I love the slob ice that presses against the shore like pieces of glass that are wearing each other down. I love the look of the different textures I can see from the deck, snow; then bergy bits of ice; then pulsing,...
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Today I Love How Easy Yesterday Was

Northern sun ...

Today I love the sun painting the back of the clouds in the sky with it's image so that it shines through for us to see. I love how easy yesterday was to get through. I love that we spent the day reorganizing the kitchen because that's the true spirit of the holidays, right? Doing something together that is important to both of you even if it is...
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Today I Love My Christmas Morning

Happy everything, to everyone

Today I love my Christmas morning and the joy it has brought me thus far. I love that there was an exchange of wrapped books on loan, the gift being the opportunity to read something that the other person loved and then return it when done. I love new Christmas traditions that feel like they could become old and wonderful very quickly and this one...
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Hope

Today I Love Laughter Everywhere

It's on! Christmas baking ...

Today I love laughter everywhere, at the market, on the streets, in the bank and especially at home. I love how everyone at the market has suddenly realized that this is the last time they will see most everyone else at the market before Christmas, and possibly the last time they'll see them this year. I love how many hands I had to shake to get through the...
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Today I Love Abandoning Worry

Happy coming holidays

Today I love abandoning worry and the fact that this year I've had less worry to abandon and I've abandoned it sooner. Normally I give up on worrying about Christmas at about 11PM on Christmas eve, but in the last few years I've been able to give that worry over to the past much earlier and this year I've already handed it off, and I love that. I...
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