Miss Marple said we are all alloted three score and ten years, and like Miss Marple I shall soon be overdrawn.
Now, having lived 70 years, I will use this blog to record my observations and try to answer the question, "Is the hokey-pokey really what it's all about?
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
We got a
snow last night. Not much. Just enough that I can see deer tracks in the
driveway this morning.
watched the news on TV since Trump was elected – and I find I don’t miss the aggravation.
I do read the major paper in the state,
The Portland Press Herald, and the local on-line newspaper. I occasionally scan the news app on Windows
10. At my age, I don’t want to download
the bad karma that twenty-four-hour that TV news rants produce.
My wife and
I are now in our winter comfort mode. My
fire wood in in, all maintenance projects completed, the freezer is full, no
major obligations in the near future; so it is time to kick back and enjoy the
Maine winter and each other.
bought a vacuum food sealer and it has changed the way we shop. Prior, we would shop for no more than a
week. When we bought meat too far in
advance it was always freezer burned by the time we were ready to use it.
A nice piece of salmon vacuum sealed and ready for the freezer
time we go shopping we buy two or three pieces of meat over and above our need,
and vacuum seal them. As it happens, we
have stocked our freezer ahead for a couple of months without putting out a
large lump-sum of money – and more importantly the meat seems fresh when we are
ready to use it.
We paid less
than $50 for the Vacuum sealer and we buy 100 foot rolls of bags for around $25
We have all
our holiday shopping for each other done.
We celebrate the first five days of winter, exchanging a gift each day
beginning on the winter solstice.
I love the
fall – but for me, the winter is my favorite time of year.