DSC_7351-TWINKLEThis is one thing I love about blogging: I looked up my post one year ago, and got a kind of ‘sad chuckle’. I’d written about a local politician. He was all excited to have found out that Skype existed, but eight days later he was arrested by the RCMP and turned out to be one of the biggest [if not THE biggest] child pornographers/abusers in Canada. That put our city in a state of shock and disbelief, but I won’t dwell on that — he’s sentenced and put away. Please, follow the link and take a read, if you feel like it.

However, it’s fun to look back that way, so I will keep my writings here in this, sort of, ‘diary style’.

This first day of the year apparently started out the same way as last year; gloriously beautiful! Bitter cold though, the temperature had gone up to -4°F,  or, -21°C for us, living in the ‘metric world’.

I read a blog, outside the WordPress ecosystem, by one of my ‘oldest’ online buddies … she was actually one of the first people I met online!

Her post reignited something I thought about at the stroke of midnight here in our AST time zone: How thankful I am to be where I want to be! No longing, yearning to be somewhere else … to be with the ones I love … my hubby and cat McDuff … where I can be ME. Wouldn’t want it any other way!

11 thoughts on “2014-01-01

  1. purpleborough

    “No longer yearning to be someplace else” is a marvelous state of being. Some days I am there. Some days not as I read with my peanut butter toast and coffee!
    Happy New Year.

  2. Annette Ursin Holmboe

    I am so happy for you that your life is like that now. Wonderful.
    To be honest, my life isnt so bad either LOL.
    We had about +5C today, a little white on the grass this morning thats all. As long as it is that cold in Canada ( and Greenland) we keep warm ( North-Atlantic oscillations).
    I feel comfortable with starting a new year- and I like 2014- I dont know why.

    1. colderweather

      Annette; that’s too funny: your last sentence! I feel exactly that way, and I’ve never done that before. Maybe it’s the number … it’s nice and even ..

      1. Annette Ursin Holmboe

        Yes – when I look at it I smile and giggle LOL. I think it will be a very good year.

  3. daydreamer2011

    Again… love that photo! And I am really happy that YOU are happy!! 😀

    I am happy in that way that I can be me and I do not really care much anymore about people that do not like me the way I am. Guess that comes with age? I used to be so insecure and wanted to “please” all. But of course that won’t work! Made me all drained! I have finally learned to say NO!! And that is a very good feeling!

    I am happy with being close to my family, but will admit I do have a yearning to be somewhere… Not all the time, cause sometimes I think it is a really nice place where I am at. I do not know WHERE I would like to be though…

    Still no sign of snow here! And today we had + 4°C!!!

    1. colderweather

      When you’ve been in another place for a few years, it gets ‘ordinary’. Take Hawaii, for example … that sounds really nice, doesn’t it?! But the people who live there all the time … for them it’s probably ‘ordinary’ [or how I shall put it]. You wake up in the morning, cook, eat, laundry, go to sleep … anywhere LOL.


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