The winds swept snow across roadways causing no visibility at times and filling in quickly with drifts in some places. Finally about 2:30 pm the "Road Closed" barricade went up on Hwy 6 just North of Wiarton & three houses South of our place. Further North it was heard people were leaving their vehicles where they had either gotten stuck or went off the road. Not a good day to be stranded anywhere.
Rob left at one point today saying to me, "whatever you do don't let this wood stove go out". Believe you, me, I sure did not let that happen, and the Aussies and I were all snug as a bug this cold Winter's day.
My day was uneventful as the day itself. I did accomplish making the bed, doing up the dishes, keeping the home fires going, and taking the Aussies out on a regular basis, Portia more then the others. I even managed a shower to be squeaky clean before dinner. Rob made dinner for us. It is absolutely wonderful to have a man who knows how to cook.
My Brother Allan is a good cook, as also is my Uncle Basil, and my youngest Son, Paul, knows how to cook (I made sure of that from when he was old enough to reach a fry pan on the stove top). Many men in my family know how to cook, which is super nice especially when one of their woman folks are under the weather. As long as a man can open a can of beans or fry an egg they will never go without.
I would like to thank everyone who has sent me well wishes. They have all been very inspiring. I also appreciate the empathy, as sympathy is something I do not look for. Understanding, or trying to, gives much to the person in need.
I am happy I blog, as I do it for myself. Some people can express themselves in their own ways, while I find I can express myself the best through blogging., or by paper and pen. I suppose it gives me a sense of security knowing it can not be taken away from me, or I do not have to face someone with the fear of them not understanding, or even worse, to judge how I feel. My feelings are my own here and nobody can take a persons feelings from anyone.
Here I can be as honest as I want to be.
Funny when I was in the shower I had all these thoughts come flooding through my brain, now everything I had wanted to write has left me. Always the way, however maybe it wasn't meant to be.
I am one who has always believed if I receive kindness in any form or words, that I should always pay it forward. To pay it forward does not always necessarily mean to the person who gave to you, or in the same way. Paying it forward could be anywhere you might see a need, even if it is a kind word. Sometimes a kind word can take a terrible situation in ones life, and turn it around. The power of kindness goes a long way, or so I believe it to.
After Dinner we just sat down when Rob noticed someone walking up the highway with a bag. He said nobody should have to be walking out in this weather, so he got up, went out and picked the person up and drove them home. It happened to be one of our neighbours who live just up a concession from us. The young man had appreciated the ride, as his ride could not go through the Road Closed barricade, and that is why he had been walking the rest of the way. Yes I am very proud that my Crabby Cabbie Rob also does a pay it forward when he can.
There is a Workshop I signed up for last Year but was unable to attend. I was called again as there is another one in March in Wiarton which I hope I can attend. There is spots open for anyone who would like to register and the information is as follows, as shared to the Rotary Club of Wiarton:
A new Season of The "Voice" began last night. Rob and I both enjoy watching it together, and it is now on twice a week until they have all their picks. It comes on at 8 pm tonight.
On that note I best get our Portia girl out before it comes on, as I hope not to miss any of it this Season, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.