Beautiful

Thanksgiving weekend was spectacularly beautiful. On Sunday we took a drive and wound up under the Bluewater Bridge, indulging ourselves with a box of fresh, hot chips from a wagon.

I had the extra treat of watching my partner, best friend, companion, wife watching the Ojibway pass by, upbound. Too good an opportunity to let pass.

I am so blessed.

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All done.

After 47 consecutive days of almost exclusively 10 hour shifts, Faye is done with this years’ tomato harvest. A long, grueling haul.

I took a break from most computing yesterday. It was a marvellous day, crisp, cool, sunny. We ran errands, walked the dogs (taking Achilles on a long walk), puttered in the garden, revelled in having more than an hour or two together.

Life is good.

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Busy time

It’s a busy time. Faye works ten hours daily during the tomato processing season and is in week 3. We see each other for about 90 minutes a day during the week, not much more during the weekends. My time is full with chores, walking dogs, running errands, and work.

I’m not complaining. This is life and complaining will not change that fact. I prefer to accept what is (not that I have to like what is), knowing that it will get better soon. I’ll be able to spend more time with and more deeply appreciate my life and my best friend, companion, partner, wife.

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Ablaze

Another visual treat to help us through the dog days of winter. A gloriously blooming rose from my yard in Texas, on a December 17 many years ago. Coming across this photo after some years caused me to smile. Bitter cold days lie directly in our path to spring. I will do my best to appreciate them, to give thanks that I have a warm safe home, good dogs, and a partner, companion, best friend to share life with.

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Love

For our first anniversary Faye and I rented part of a house overlooking Lake Travis, outside Austin. Because it was an off time we wound up having the entire place to ourselves. It was a lovely place to share with a woman, friend, partner, companion, as lovely then as she is today.

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