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Today I Love The Sounds Of Laundry

Love presses on permanently

Today I love the sounds of laundry machines as they rumble reassuringly in the next room, singing cheerfully mumbled songs about clean clothes and pride of accomplishments. I love that I am feeling so much better and that I have a hankering to cook and clean and yet take it easy enough on myself that I continue to recuperate. I love that I slept for nine hours last night,...
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Today I Love Marian Keith’s Words

Old movies and comfy jammies

Today I love Marian Keith's words and the wonderful way she would fit them together to paint perfect pictures of our area. I love that, though I never met her, I feel as if we lived in the same place at the same time because her descriptions of the people and places on the southern shore of twentieth century Georgina Bay are so...
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Today I Love Sweater Weather

Sweater weather

Today I love sweater weather, or as the people of Great Britain might say, "jumper weather." I love that today I remembered an old sweater my mom had given me that I wore for three decades and finally had to throw out because it had completely unraveled. I still miss it's frosted, dark blue mystery of a color and its heavy warmth. I love the sweater my little brother knit for...
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Today I Love Things Working Out

A good place to coffee ...

Today I love things working out in life, like that I got a ride home from the shop when I had to leave my truck there this morning, thanks for that my friend. I love that the fireplace is turned on now and that means warm evenings when the air is less than ten degrees Celsius outside. I love that turning on the fireplace is always...
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Today I Love Cloth Hankies

Sometimes it's all about the coffee ...

Today I love cloth hankies and how they remind me of my youth. I love that I've never quit carrying them with me, and that when I have a head cold they are much less abrasive on my poor sore nose than paper tissues are. I love that I have a good supply of hankies, 'cause wow, where is all that stuff coming from? I love...
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Today I Love My Ringing Head

East bound autumn morning ...

Today I love my ringing head that reminds me I am still alive. I love my sinuses and lungs because they have valiantly fought through whatever this thing is and are now clearing themselves of the rubble and waste of the battles they have fought and the ongoing skirmishes they engage in as they clean out pockets of debris and enemy germs. I love that I feel well...
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Today I Love Racing Clouds

The race is on ...

Today I love racing clouds tearing their way northward in the eastern sky. I love that we have done so many last minute, fair weather things in the last month and I love that if the weather turns completely right now I'd be okay with that because the last two months have been lived without regrets. I love that it is my intention to enjoy the coming...
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Today I Love October Swimming

Cool, clear water
Today I love October swimming, even though the bay was less than 58°F or as we say, 14°C. I love that it was bracing and fun, that it made me feel alive and that, even though I'm not well, it made my head feel clear and I never got a chill from it. I love that, although my voice is raspy and my head hurts and my sinuses...
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Today I Love That I’m Alive

Breakfast love ...

Today I love that I'm alive, although I'm not feeling very good. I love that while I sit here pondering my malady I'm thinking of how things could be worse so that I won't feel as bad, and it occurred to me that it would be worse if I were to have a flu bug and food poisoning at the same time, instead of just having an...
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Today I Love The Glimmer

Promise of the day ...

Today I love the glimmer of a promise offered by the first light of dawn. I love that I was up getting coffee to take back to bed when I saw it start. I love that the morning was draped in cloud except for the eastern edge and the sun eventually peaked through that crack. I love that the night was warm enough to let me keep the...
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