Monday, February 11, 2013
I hope I can get a pic of my car with the little driveway shoveled out around it to post, before it rains tomorrow. Of course, that would have been piled up by the snowplow, but it was about chest high... they say approx. 40 cm, and maybe another 5cm tonite...I thought of it today, then walked down to the library and forgot.
Just made chinese for supper with an orange ginger sauce over shaved beef with brown rice and lots of yellow beans and other veggies. ANyone else seeing this "shaved beef or shaved pork" out there. What do you do with it? It was only $1.30, and plenty for the two of us. I also paid about the same price for pork another day.. very quick to fry up with onions.
I read a book last week called Cape Breton Facts and Folklore. In it, I learned the name of the oldest first-time published author here on the island. And today, I asked at the library and got 2 of her books... read the first one before supper, only 94 pg... published back in 1973 when the author was 86 years old.. Never too late to give up hope. The title was "The Bride from Bras D'Or" about a young woman who left C.B. and went to work in Boston, and her life... told in the language of the time, with very vivid descriptions. Apparently, they keep these books on file at the university for the history too.. Very quick, fun read.... Reminded me once again of a paper I did in university about a girl living in Louisbourg in the 1700's... very well- researched and saved on one of those big 5in. floppies back in the day. I can't find a copy of it, but how many times it has come back to me that it could probably have been published in those "It Happened in Canada" series.... Wonder if there would still be a copy of it back at the university of Prince Edward Island? ~ 199? (well obviously if it was on a 5 in. disk, right?)
The other book I read on the snowed-in weekend was by another 86 y.o. author who will be doing a book reading at the library on Thursday.... a mirror on our times written as if it were really the story of an ant and her life...."Little One" by Philip Oran.... only about 120 pg. There was a big review of it in the newspaper when I read it at the library today too...
So to sum up today, I read, had a nice tranquil moment bubble bath, went for a walk to the library and cooked.. didn't knit yet, or watch tv, so probably on the agenda for tonite...
As the comment in Dewey's Nine Lives says,
"Find your place, Be happy with what you have. Treat everyone well. Live a good life. It isn't about material things. It's about love. And you can never anticipate that"