Monthly Archives: November 2020

The Belly-achings of Others

The Belly-achings of Others
After a welcome reprieve, the wind returned once again which caused a not so pleasant day while working outdoors, but of course I kept reminding myself we're nearing the end of one of my least favorite months.I arrived at office a bit later than usual which had me on a burn to get my Sunday contemplative prayer session underway. After enduring … continue reading

Offering Free Admission

Offering Free Admission
It couldn't have been a more beautiful day outdoors with our temps hovering in the high forties with little or no wind. When I left home this morning, it was pretty frosty, but once the sun arrived, it all changed for the better. I know I've mentioned many times how the angle of the sun can create long shadows which transforms normal landscapes int … continue reading

A Few Extra Grins

A Few Extra Grins
I'm definitely now noticing how much closer we're getting to the winter solstice due to how short our days are becoming, and to think they'll be getting even shorter until the longest night arrives on the 21st of December. I'm still wondering where this month of November has gone because it seems like only last week our national elections took plac … continue reading

Boutique News Services

Boutique News Services
It wasn't the most pleasant of days to celebrate Thanksgiving, but at least we didn't have freezing cold or snow. I'm now wondering if our temps have been above average so far this month, and if they have, I'll have to find out if they're on a continued climb compared to past years. Certainly this year's fires out West and up in Siberia have caused … continue reading

Remember the Choices

Remember the Choices
It was indeed a struggle getting thru this hump day, and for the strangest of reasons,as my day progressed, it was feeling more like a toxic Friday. At least the wind wasn't blowing us around and the rain had finally quit before dawn.When I arrived at office early, my first little job was to go digging for the phone number of one of my past cli … continue reading

In Prairie Place

In Prairie Place
After suddenly being awakened around two this morning, I happened to glance outdoors, and wouldn't you know, it was snowing, and still sleepy-eyed, I went into denial and fell back asleep. Thank goodness the snow turned into a slushy rain when morning arrived, and then into full-fledged showers when our afternoon hit. I would've never considered us … continue reading

He Who Dares Not

He Who Dares Not
I have to keep reminding myself that we're on the down-hill slide of November with my continued wishing for pleasant days, and thus far, we've been pretty lucky in not having a major snowstorm. In spite of it being a biting cold morning, it really wasn't so bad after the sun climbed high into the sky.My acreage sale did take place without a hit … continue reading

A New Doctor

A New Doctor
We couldn't have had a more beautiful morning with the near-calm wind and bright sun, and since it was Sunday, I made sure to get to office early enough so not to be disturbed in my quiet corner while conducting my personal contemplative prayer session. Now that winter's coming on and my office taking longer to heat up so early, I found an old wool … continue reading

Grease-cutting Soap

Grease-cutting Soap
We finally had a near perfectly calm day today, and what a relief it was. I was beginning to think Mother Nature had some sort of invisible fan programmed to have the wind start blowing as soon as sunrise happened, but you can bet I was enjoying every moment of our windless and sun-filled day.My first order of business was to drive up to my Rav … continue reading

Just That Un-caring

Just That Un-caring
Once again, the wind was blowing strong today, and since our temps didn't get high enough, it was darned cold whenever I was out in it. Wouldn't it be nice to have at least a few calm days this month? I do hope it's not a harbinger of a cold and windier winter ahead.I was out and early sooner this morning because I had to get my clothes changed … continue reading