Tag Archives: winter

An unbearable self-realization

It’s the end of April and it still doesn’t feel like spring in the Ottawa Valley. The weather people still use “flurries” in their forecast vocabulary. I think the landlord has already turned off the heat in our building. Time … Continue reading

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Housework prevention duo

There are times when the cats have your best interests in mind. They may be telling you that it’s okay to leave the laundry for another week. They may be telling you to take it easy, let your inner artist … Continue reading

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Those decorations are still up…

It’s Little Christmas this weekend, as we called it during the Catholic Church days. Therefore, the decorations are still up. They may be up for a while, especially those colourful, blink-y lights. They make me happy during long winter nights. … Continue reading

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Caturday December 17

So we’re more than half-way through December and still surviving. Rejoice! The lights are up. The wee tree is up too. We have pulled out warm boots and mittens. We are baking cookies and stocking up on provisions for the … Continue reading

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The slow slog through November

We are nearing the end of one of the dullest, most depressing months of the year – November. Warning: This post contains oodles of cat pictures.  It may take a while to load. Regardless, I feel that the Internet does … Continue reading

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Let it snow

My poem “A Plea for Snow” only won an honourable mention in a recent contest. I should be happy that it at least got a mention. I was impressed that: It came to me on my lunch hour that same day, … Continue reading

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Cats and winter sports – Bah!

Well, they opened a section of the Rideau Canal for skaters yesterday. I am not a willing participant in crowded events – especially those involving bone-chilling temperatures, shrieking children and sharp objects. I do enjoy the occasional leaky cup of hot chocolate … Continue reading

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