Monday, October 10, 2016

Like Winter

Through the north windows of the house, the day looked cold and unwelcoming. I almost didn't go for a walk. When finally I did, late in the afternoon, the air was still, there was water laying everywhere, it was beautiful out there, and I thought, "I almost missed this!"

Remember not to judge the day by appearances, I said to myself; get out here and find out for sure, no matter how things look. (Kind of like not judging people by their relatives ... or their friends ... or their shabby clothing ... or their houses without siding, like ours.)

It seemed as if, the moment I was back indoors, the wind picked up and started to beat against the house and blow the last of the leaves from the three oak trees edging the front lawn.

On Saturday I waited in the truck while Scott went into the post office, then held the door for an elderly gentleman and stood chatting for a few minutes. 
Today is another cool one, or so it appears, so I'm going to make a batch of bread. On Saturday while Scott attended a funeral I spent several hours with Everett, who is my regular customer. He can make it himself but prefers to buy it if I'll make it, so I try to keep both our households provided.

"How many loaves have you got left?" I asked, and he checked his deep freeze.

"Two," he said, "but I like to have some in reserve. I could use another batch."

And then we watched Sausage Party, which I'd expected to be a family film that could be viewed with Emil. NO. It wouldn't be good to hear Emil repeating some of that language; not that he would be likely to, but why put it into his head in the first place?


  1. I am with you Kate, in thinking that judging people based on appearances is unwarranted. Attila and I don't fit neatly into any of the popular images of cool couples, none of the boxes fit, nor do any of our belongings fit a comfortable stereotype... but man, we have it all!!!!! (health, shelter, food, each other, access to nature)

    If people are busy judging, they miss us completely.

    Snow looks bad to me no matter what, I lost all fondness for it when we lived in the Near North of Ontario, the snow belt, came to hate it then, and I doubt I'll recover any of my childhood affection for the stuff.

  2. Looks too much like winter :( Certainly on the early side for snow. Yum fresh bread! Keep warm.

  3. Maybe I should start making bread. Do you make a bunch and freeze it or do you make it every couple of days.....our freezer is only the lower part of our ordinary-sized fridge but it's full of things Dave keeps as emergencies in case he doesn't have time to make his lunch when he's working. All I have in there is Salted Caramel frozen yoghurt and frozen dark cherries. Maybe I'll make a cuisinary decision.


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