Cafehaus in Mahone Bay
The Meandering Shoreline
The surf near Peggy's Cove
Time, it heals all wounds or given some help it wounds all heels!
My finger is better and so I can work. I had a handy list of things to do today and I'm almost through it. And I just got a gift of time - time that was mine all along but that in my ditzy brain had forgotten. I was about to leave the house to go to my grandkids - meet their bus and spend the afternoon with them - when it struck me! It is March break - they are out having fun - there is no bus and although spending time with them is always great - I can stay at home this afternoon and really write. Yay!
So, dear readers, some topics I need to address:
The Chickens - specifically, the hens. For each of the last two days we got 5 eggs. That is one egg from each hen each day!!! Hasn't happened since Miss Prissy came of laying age just when the snow was flying. The Rancher (my man) is very happy. I am too. It is not only lovely to have an abundance of eggs but it is a sure sign of spring!
Le Hibou - when I did my six truths and a lie, I included meeting Jimi Hendrix at Le Hibou - a coffee house in Ottawa. Someone who knows someone told someone about it and a reporter -name of Ken Rockburn,who is writing a book on Le Hibou - contacted me. He interviewed me this morning - I'm number 44 in a wonderful eclectic mixture of musicians, artists, patrons and old hippies that he's interviewed. We have lots of the same pals so it was nice to take a trip down memory lane. I can't wait to see the book - Hibou was a very important part of my life - a nexus of community that was creative and supportive and wonderfully fun.
New Year Solutions - one of the things that I try to pay attention to is my two of three rule - pick three things that I want to do on a regular basis and do at least two of them per day. My three things are walking (usually with dog), sitting (meditating) and writing. It went along quite nicely and I think it is still OK and I realized that I really need to do all three things everyday. I've been good with the sitting and walking and not so good with the writing. So, I'm back at it as of today.
Yesterday - yesterday my friend, Marion, and I had a down the shore day. She is living in Ontario with her fella and helping take care of her mother. When she comes to town I really want to spend time with her and so we've taken to grabbing these days. First we stopped at the memorial for Swiss Air 111 disaster near Peggy's Cove. The waves were fantastic - I took lots of pictures. We mosied on down to Hubbards, had a good lunch, went further down the shore to Mahone Bay where we explored and had treats. Then we jumped on the freeway as far as exit five, and went home the last bit around the shore as the sun turned the waves to pewter. It was a day full of magic and talk and beauty. What more could two gals want?