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Oh the cottage life in the winter ..

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Good morning dear friends ..
Good morning from my winter paradise
holy smokes if you want quiet .. other than living on the farm this life is super super quiet ..

Neighbours that used to live here year round had said to me years ago .. the winters are almost creepy lonely after all the action and activity of the spring , summer and fall months.
She found it super lonely and almost eerie ..
not me .. I'm quite enjoying myself ..

the only other life besides me that I noticed yesterday were 2 people walking their dogs .. one vehicle and the school bus .. I'm sure by the weekend there will be lots of folk that come to enjoy the lake .. skidoo and fish .. snow shoe and ski ..

I have been actively decluttering and cleaning .. started at the front door .. and working my way in .. not that it was a total mess .. it just needed some tic and a sprucing up .. closets clean and organized .. curtains , windows and blinds washed ..
I had bought a new memory foam mattress pad for my bed .. holy heavy or what .. as I unroll it and tell it to remember it is a queen size thing .. ha ha .. how they get them in the box is beyond me .. there was a blue side and a white side .. so here I am in my infinite wisdom .. hmm blue must be for summer ... keep you cooler .. so I made the bed .. white foam side up .. then mattress cover .. nice fuzzy flannel sheets .. my goose feather tic then bedspread .. went to bed last nigh .. holy H it was as if I was sleeping on the street .. hard as a rock ..
hmm I suppose the memory foam was the blue side .. I should have bit the bullet and got up at midnight and remade the bed properly .. but oh no it suffered through .. my neck and back are some angry this morning at my laziness ...

today I will concentrate on items that need to hit the recycle bin or be taken to the little down and dropped off at the second hand store .. yes its been a couple of years since I did a heave ho around here .. so it is time ..
what happens with cottages it seems .. if you don't want it at home any longer you bring it here .. well dah .. perhaps I should have saved the trips here and just donated it and be done .. silly silly ..

But I have found some cute treasures and memories
.. I had purchased a sketch book to draw and create while at the beach .. the first page is a pencil drawing of clouds .. thoughts .. and energy dated May 3rd 2019 .. there is a hint of a woman's face close to the right corner of the page ... where by all these clouds .. thoughts and energy have come from .. a smiling beautiful face ....the clouds and energy have become her hair ..around the page hidden in the clouds are the words spoken by the woman that read the tea leaves ..
Tea Leaf Reading ..
how interesting .. the woman that was doing the tea leaf readings at the health and wellness expo was a very large, warm, smiling woman .. instantly I wanted to curl up on her lap and have her hold me close .. she just had that energy ..
she introduced herself .. told me to pick a cup and saucer .. I picked the beautiful yellow daisy set .. then she added the loose tea ... and boiling water .. we talked as the tea leaves listened ...then she poured out the steeped liquid for me to enjoy .. then she studied the leaves where they lay clinging to the cup .. the patterns .. and the placement
as she began to read the tea leaves I was blown away ..
here are the words hidden in the clouds of my sketch ..
bottled up tears ( when she said the words .. I felt the tears .. all bottled up )
accept gifts .. you don't always have to give
accept compliments as much as you give
talk out loud to release bottled up emotions .. or write and burn the words
something is breaking you up .. you need to let it go
do you feel as though there is a loaded gun pointed at you?
as the reading was winding down ..the lady said .. oh here comes love .. a huge fuzzy orange kitty has appeared to have me tell you how much she loves you !!

that was a pretty good find .. a great reward for a days work ..

for my evening mean .. I treated myself to fresh ravioli .. (spinach and ricotta) ..on a huge bed of wilted spinach .. with pistachios olive oil and garlic .. oh yes yummy ..

freedom in all areas ..
one size fits all ..

as for now ... another cup of fresh yummy hot steaming coffee .. yes .. then I will remake the bed properly .. funny the bed was the last thing I did in my bedroom .. washed the walls .. windows .. blinds and curtains .. moved the bed and dressers .. nightstands etc .. vacuumed and scrubbed .. making the bed was the crowing victory of having the room done ..
there went that sense of achievement .. ha ha ..

I have defiantly discovered .. I am very entertaining .. almost amusing .. I'm pretty good company ..

Have an amazing Thursday ... the 6th day of Feb.. wow .. I best order my Hoss seeds, growing supplies and tools soon .. some of the seeds will need to be started by early March .. my thumbs are turning a light shade of green ..

a memory from the farm .. potato harvest ..

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    Lol hope you have a better night’s sleep tonight!
    54 days ago
    Sounds like heaven at the cottage! I remember when you first got it how excited you were to have your own little slice of paradise! Good for you that it has continued to delight and inspire you.

    I love the tea reading too. I've always wondered about those but never tried it. I might put that on my 'bucket list'...I really need to start one ya know...I'm not getting any younger that's for sure. I keep hoping and waiting for this thick cloud of sadness to lift...it's been about 8 months now since I've lost the darling of my life. It seems hard to believe it's gone by that quickly as a whole...when each evening feels 8 months long within itself.

    So happy I have my Macky cat to keep me company. He is my little buddy boy and I'm SO thankful to have him! emoticon
    56 days ago
  • BEDA65
    You do have a way of transporting people into your world. I love when you leave words on my blogs or feed, Dear Donna.
    Loved the tea reading. Such a neat experience.
    Funny about the bed, however sorry you had to wrestle that thing into the right position.
    Have a glorious day my friend!
    62 days ago
    No need for a cottage but cleaning the house from front to back
    is something I need to do before it is time to plant the garden.
    Very lovely day you had.
    62 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    Would love a few days away from the noise and hustle & bustle...would also love to have a tea reading, what a unique, memorable experience!
    62 days ago
    Sounds wonderful at the cottage, I would love the quiet too. A great find while decluttering, the sketchbook and memory of the tea leaf reading. I love reading your blogs too. emoticon
    Don't forget about fixing that bed. emoticon
    I was happy today to see some of my daffodils blooming. emoticon
    Have a nice evening emoticon

    62 days ago
    So glad you are getting some peace and direction in your life - That cottage is definitely your happy place! emoticon
    62 days ago
    You are a truly gifted and vivid writer. I felt like I was on vacation with you. Thank you for sharing
    63 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    Love this!!
    63 days ago
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