It’s February and it feels like we’re on the downhill slope toward spring. Here in Moose Jaw, we’re just coming out of a polar vortex and look forward to some above-freezing temperatures. I’m sure there are still plenty of cold days ahead of us, but every day we inch closer to spring is a gift. I’ll be glad when most of the snow is gone from our backyard so we can survey the garden situation but, again, we’re many weeks away from that. Meanwhile, wisdom tells me to look at the here and now for things to be thankful for: enter, another Friday’s Fave Five post.
Tradespeople. At this stage of life, we move from believing we have to do it all, to being thankful we have the resources to let someone with the tools, experience, and knowledge do it for us. This week we’re welcoming builders, plumbers, electricians, and painters into our home to tend to finishing work in our basement, painting upstairs, and insulating and installing a natural gas heater in our garage (more than just a nice-to-have in Saskatchewan!).
Good health. I’m finally feeling like I’ve come through the illness that knocked me out for a couple of weeks. Still battling a sore throat, but if that’s my only complaint then life is pretty darn good.
Saskatchewan sunshine. Big clear blue skies. The wide-open view doesn’t get old.
Writing and editing. I carved out good chunks of time this week to work on edits on my new book, Living Liminal.
Mother/Daughter and Grandmother/Granddaughter time. Good conversation. Lots of laughs and even more love.
It was my birthday last week. I don’t like a fuss. We were going to have a family dinner but didn’t because I was still feeling under the weather. We were going to do it tonight but Makiya is home sick today. Sigh. All in good time.
If you’re looking for a thoughtful read about navigating these crazy times we live in, check out this piece by Paul Kingsworth called Watch the Great Fall: Beyond Progress and Nostalgia. His words reflect so much of how I think.