Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I prayed for a bit of real Winter for Xmas, well God heard and answered in record time.
The province has been hard hit with record snowfalls, power failure and people overcome by using their bbq to generate heat. A family member was riding a sleigh dwon a steep hill and hit a solid rock wall. He has many facial cuts and a concussion. That is a bit too much Winter for him. I looked into my many closets and could not find a pair of warm, non-slippery boats. In the far back of one of the many closets, i found a pair of black cowboy boots with red hearts on them. I have no idea where they came from, but i wore them yesterday. When i got home late last night i had trouble taking off the right one, the left was impossible. So, i thought my feet might be swollen, so i put the foot on a pillow for a coupel of hours, with much pulling and tugging i did manage to get the thing off.
We are expecting more snow and even cold on Thursday.
I went out and tried to take some photos. I took a few, but then my card was full. There was a good potential shot of 3 red benches in the snow, i woudl have liked to take that one.
My Mother lives in the Northern part of the city, which is on higher ground and thus has more snow than down here on the ocean. Her car , she told me is totally coverved with heavy, wet snow. She will be stuck there for sometime. The city does not deal with snow removal very well because snow is not the usual thing here at all. I have been watching children playing down in the park and they are having such fun. There are snow angels everywhere.
But, the snow did not keep me from meeting having good friend Elizabeth's brithday celebration at one of my favourite pubs.
a red bench sit waiting
no one walking today
Snow covered temple
lone woman in a red coat
kneels to pray anyway
In the deep snow
she walks with
black cowboy boots
with red hearts
Grey sea and sky
snow flakes melt on
the red umbrella
On the small island
a cloud of falling snow
covers the cedars
The snow covered cedars
stand covered in snow
an eagle hovers
Friday, November 24, 2006
II changed to this new blog. I wrote my birthday story and it did not appear and i take this as a sign that i need to start over on this blog-thing!!!
This week has been the best Birthday week i have had for 3 years, it is wonderful to be healthy enough to enjoy it. Now i will begin my Christmas countdown. I enjoy Christmas even more than my birthday, after all is it the birth of Christ and far more importan than my own.
I prayed to God and The Buddah; yes i think it is possible to have more than one belife system!
I asked them both to set me free of material wants, but could they please help me get my lost Christmas decorations back??? Well, guess what?? I did find most of the boxes, and i am so happy! I am going to have a Tree Decorating party on Decemeber the 10th. I will be inviting a few new poeple and two guitarist friends and it will be a wonderful afternoon. of Blair the Butler will be greeting and announcing the guests, and pouring the bubbly, serving the small, sweet munchies. We will sing Christmas carols too. He does a wonderful job of assuming a fake English accent, and i have trained him well in the fine art of butlery. He is a fast learner, and a man of many talents, one being the editor of my book; Vancouver Island Poetry.
There are 3 delivery notices that there are packages awaiting me in the post office. I hope one is from Sam in Honolulo, with the 2 pounds of Kona that he has been promising to send since January. That reminds me that Johannes in India has also been promising to send me coffee for many years.
Ah well, the Gods will hear my plea and do what they will.
Well, off i go to another Birthday week luncheon with Elizabeth, whose birthday is tomorrow. We have been meeting for our birthdays for many years. We are going to the Lighthouse Pub, one of my favourite places in Nanaimo. The view, the food, the beer are wonderful.