I have a well honed gut instinct; I can meet someone and like them instantly or experience a feeling of caution. It’s served me well and truthfully, so far I’m been on the money. Today, green lights were flashing. I clicked with these women, they were filled with such a fun spirit, people I would like to know better; the genuine article. I expect all three will join our Wednesday evening hook-in and fit in nicely with the crowd and I look forward to seeing their progress and getting to know them better.
The weather was incredible today. At one point it was +10 and the snow is almost a faded memory in my backyard. Mud in January doesn’t seem right but I’ll take it! This is the kind of winter I look forward too and would like to see more of. But of course it won’t last and I’ll be grumbling again as the world turns white yet again and the temperatures dip. I know I’m a broken record but like any typical Nova Scotian, we all complain about the weather, but wait 10 minutes and it will change.
Then the day was crowned by an invite to Mary’s for dinner. Mary is a great cook, the kind I would like to be, taking time to put on a spread each night instead of Save Easy chicken and grab items to fit my hectic lifestyle. She made a pot roast to die for, meat so tender it melted in my mouth. Roasted Vegetables from the Lunenburg market, cooked beets and a yum, yum Hot Slaw. (I need the recipe Mary!) Then for desert an Upside-down Pineapple Cake, something I haven’t had since childhood. A nice bit of pampering after a day of teaching. Life doesn't get much better than that!