Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gratitude – Post 33 – Wood Heat

I’m not a fan of winter. I suppose I was an enthusiast at one time, when building snow forts was obligatory and throwing snowballs unavoidable and careening down the hill on a long wooden toboggan or aluminum flying saucer was … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 32 – Knitting

I am grateful for knitting. Do you knit? I taught myself to knit when I was twenty. I call it therapy, perfect therapy, but at twenty I didn’t know it was therapy. I thought it was just a bunch of … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 31 – Outdoor Skating Rinks

I am grateful for outdoor skating rinks. Winter is raising her icy fist around the country as we Canadians of the middle-aged variety, and beyond, tune into the Weather Channel with dreadful regularity. Storms and records of cold and snowfall … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 30 – Ironing

I am grateful for ironing. I like how the task takes all the creases and lumps and bumps and makes them smooth; a metaphor for life. I like the bursts of steam, the warmth and the pssst, a bit of … Continue reading

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