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Monday, 22 November 2021

Notes from the island

It has turned cold between a few mild days with 10 degrees. The temperatures are more in the low single digits now and the overnights often are below freezing. A week of rain is in the forecast with high winds early in the week. We can’t complain though when we compare our weather to the west coast of Canada. With the fires of the past season and now the rain, the west coast is suffering. People here can empathize with the farmers and their losses and the devastation on so many levels.


Christmas shopping is going well and I hope to finish next week. I am shopping locally as much as possible though it doesn’t help when a clerk comments, “No, we don’t carry that item. Have you tried on-line?”


Our daughter, a nurse, is working this Christmas. Therefore our Christmas celebration will be later that week, just before New Year’s. My husband and I will have a quiet Christmas Day.


Lately we’ve been walking between the raindrops in our warmest winter clothes. It takes time to acclimatize to the winter weather again. We haven’t given up on another picnic using our stove but it won’t be this week. I’ll be walking on the treadmill at home. We really miss our walks in nature though.   


I am having cataract surgery on the second eye tomorrow. This requires three days of a drop regimen in that eye. However on one occasion, I dosed the good eye with the drops. Six weeks of drops in that now good eye made it hard to remember to dose the other one. At least I caught the mistake.


I won’t be blogging for a few weeks though I will follow your posts. Take care everyone. To my American blogging friends, Happy Thanksgiving!


48 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good luck with your second cataract surgery tomorrow! Have a wonderful holiday season and see you in the New Year!

DJan said...

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday, and I look forward to any posts you might decide to put up. You are one of my favorite virtual family friends. :-)

Bindu said...

I hope, your eye will be better again. It is American Thanksgiving already!
Winter days with snow are just around the corner!

Sandi said...

Hope you, and your eye, get well soon!

The Padre said...

So I Jumped On The Commuter Bike This Morning At 26F And Thought That It Was Chilly - But Now, I Have Nothing To Complain About And My Eyes See Clearly - Its All In Persecutive - I Thank You For That - Sending Positive Vibes And Big Hugs

Cheers

Catarina said...

Rest and listen to music. : ))

Elephant's Child said...

I hope your second eye operation goes as well as the first. Take care.

bill said...

Good luck with the eye surgery. Take it easy and relax.

photowannabe said...

Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes. This is a good time of year to be thankful for everything around us.
Praying for you and successful surgery tomorrow.
Say dry..stay warm..stay cozy and I will be here when you return.
Sue

Mage said...

Yes, winter creeps in on us. I am really looking forward to seeing it. My second pre-op surgery appointment is tomorrow. I'll think of you.

MARY G said...

Best wishes for an easy time and excellent result. I have never regretted getting mine done.
Did you say the word 'Christmas'? With 'shopping'? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArgh.

Helen said...

All the best with the second operation, Marie. You will fully appreciate your wonderful nature when this eye is clear again.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I wish you well with the eye surgery. Hope your days will be full of fun things to keep you busy.

margi said...

Good luck with your second surgery! I hope you get well soon!

William Kendall said...

Best of luck with the surgery.

The Furry Gnome said...

Hope your surgery goes well!

Rose said...

I hope the second surgery goes good...before long it will be in the rearview mirror.

Anvilcloud said...

All the best with the surgery.

Red said...

Good luck on your surgery.

Barbara said...

So glad you are getting that second eye done. You will be so glad and that camera eye will be even sharper.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Wishing you all the best with the surgery. Take care.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Marie

Best wishes for you and your eye surgery. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

Anita said...

Ihope your your second cataract surgery went all well!

It is like this when we get older all the trouble begins ,Ihope you soon can be out having great walks again

Iam also working this Christmas ,but it is all ok.Some one has to be with the sick ones.
Here Christmas preparations is going one..Wow time fly so fast!
I have knitted alot and been baking cakes but they all went down stomach very fast lol ! :))
This weekend coming in we will light all houses with the Bethelehem star and all the new things..

Yes i know the sentence "Have you tried on line??" ;)

Best wishes to you !

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Prayers all goes well, and for walking outdoors again. You will be missed on the blogging trails.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Good luck with the additional surgery, Marie. Iam sure it will be a piece of cake. Look forward to your return.

Liz Hinds said...

Hope all goes well.
The car told me the external temperature this morning was 1.5 degrees, which is quite cold for us. Walking well wrapped up was fine though.

Mage said...

I too am getting ready for cataract surgery. You just stay warm.

Tabor said...

Wow two of my blog friends getting eye surgery. I do move with a in-syc group. Your holiday sounds just as it should be. Peaceful.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Good luck with your surgery. We will miss your posts but also know you will be back soon.

Lorrie said...

I hope your eye surgery goes well, Marie. Like you, I'm almost done my Christmas shopping, and tried to do mostly local, too. It is difficult sometimes.
The devastation from the floods has been really incredible and we are noticing empty shelves in our stores (but there is still plenty), and we have gas rationing (30 l) limit. We have much to be thankful for, considering the losses some have suffered.
Take care and I hope you heal well.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Best of luck with your surgery.I hear from people who have had it that it makes such an amazing difference.

The Happy Whisk said...

Sending you healing wishes for you surgery.

The Liberty Belle said...

May God bless the hands and hearts of those involved with performing your surgery. Wishing a smooth and restful healing process.

Debbie said...

best wishes with your surgery. i will miss your entries as i always enjoy them!! “No, we don’t carry that item. Have you tried on-line?” i have been given that advice as well but like you, i still try to support the local shops!!

Jyoti said...

All the best for your surgery. Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

Mage said...

Hope the eye came out well. Mine will be done Monday. Yes, missing the outdoors walks.

Sandy said...

Good luck with the surgery. We've not had good weather of late, but as you said; still better than the West Coast. We had a lovely Thanksgiving and probably will do the same for Christmas, just keeping things small to stay away from large groups. Take Care.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

It will be a happy blogger day when you get back and good luck with the cataract surgery ... Having had it done on both eyes I can tell you it's exciting to see things anew `

Debbie said...

thinking of you!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I am wondering how the eye surgery went. Well, I hope.

Debbie said...

i hope you are doing well...i miss you!!

Susan Zarzycki said...

Hi, Marie, what a lot of well wishes! You are blessed with many bloggy friends. I would imagine that by now your surgery was successful and you are glad it’s behind you. Take good care of yourself.❤️

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Good luck with your cataract surgery. I had one eye done (the other doesn't need it yet) which leaves me in the strange situation of having very different vision in each eye. Seems to work out fine, though. Somehow I have gotten used to it!

Hena Tayeb said...

You will have had the surgery already so I hope it went smoothly and you are having a speedy recovery.

Liz Hinds said...

Hope you're doing well and that you're able to get out for some walks at least!

Pam said...

WOW....10 degrees. That is crazy. Here in Tennessee we have had a few cold days but we keep bouncing from 70s to the 40s and back to the 70s. Last weekend 75, and this Sat. will be 72. Winter/ Mother Nature has not a clue!!

baili said...

best wishes for your surgery dear Marie !

it makes me sad too that your walks will be restricted due to winters ,i will be missing the soul refreshing images i see at your blog and feel like a magical window i have opened towards the heaven . each weather has unique beauty though your winters compete to our summers in harshness which make mobility impossible till they last .
best wishes for the Christmas shopping too .
be well ,health ,peace and happiness to you and yours!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hello, just wanted to stop by and wish you a merry Christmas!