But, really? Who wants to read about the weather? Not many. It is what it is. And it is colder today than what it was by a significant margin. We sit/quilt with our coats on now, the fire jus’ a hummin’, pounding through the woodshed and carrying buckets of water….sorta like the OTG’ers did in the old days. The biggest difference for us today is the snow. Now I trudge through snow to get to the wood and water. Oh, well…..
Nothing lasts forever. This, too, shall pass. And we can then go about our normal everyday business like normal everyday people. Mostly. Kinda. (Sal can be a bit weird now and then). And what, exactly, will that be?
Good question. When we live ‘our way of life’ out here, a great deal of energy and interest shows up in doing the chores. There are the dull chores, of course, and no one likes the dull chores (laundry, dishes, cleaning up, etc). Then there are the ‘everyday’ chores like wood-getting, fixing, repairing, improving (docks and ramps, doors and windows, decks and such). Those are the feel alive chores. And then there are the interesting projects….like boat improvements, engine repairs, and new buildings. I like the projects. But Sal has put the kibosh on any more non-quilting projects.
In this climate, however, the discussion is moot. So, I vacuum, do the dishes, pour the wine and generally try to avoid anything quilting. So, I have downtime. Lots of it.
And therein lies the point of this blog: downtime. D-o-w-n-t-i-m-e. We NEVER have downtime! There is ALWAYS something to do. Guests. Shopping. Community. And, I suppose, there still is something somewhere…but no one is gonna do it….. ’cause it is too cold to even stay outside for more than 20 minutes.
At times like these I normally turn my attention to politics but I won’t. I am following everything, of course, but, really? They gonna get ‘im? I doubt it. He gonna GET got sometime? I think so. No second term, I think. The Trumps gonna try to field a future dynasty with Ivanka and/or Donald Jr? I think so. They are kinda sick that way (well, in every way, actually) and feel entitled. I think we see more of Don Jr.
But I am ahead of myself. I have a comment on Harry and Meg. I understand them wanting out of the palace. I get that. And I understand them choosing Vancouver Island. Good choice. I would have no problem them even skipping the line to claim Canadian citizenship – ’cause no one is gonna deny them so save us all the sham show.
What I do NOT get is why Canada will pick up their security costs? Makes no sense to me. Not even politically. The Royals can afford it all by themselves. Missing Indigenous women were invisible to the RCMP for decades, they still get kicked out of hotels and get arrested trying to open bank accounts and Meg gets a security detail to go shopping? Optics ain’t good, there, Justin. We are not all equal. Not in any way. Just rammin’ it down our throats……and it’s shameful.
Anyway, it is a cold day in paradise and it is just getting colder…….