Well what came through the mail this week?
The first piece of mail was from a boxed frozen food shop & as their advertisement tells me, they sell real food (as opposed to fake food?). I have purchased items from this shop before; they have a gourmet stuffed cheese broccoli potato that is quite tasty as a treat for special dinners at home. Their meal guide has several suggested meals including the main, veg & sides, all easily to prepare via their boxed frozen products. Oh & let's not forget afters (dessert) - oh now here is where they really shine with product. (just say no, just say no - think of the long game, not the short term delicious indulgences ...)
The second flyer that came through the mail was from our liquor control board. With our provincial liquor laws coming under review, the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) is creating a need & connection before any changes come about - you think, I need liquor, & think oh the LCBO & not the corner shop. Clever advertising. Oh yes I have shopped here! (just say no, just say no).
What's new from the patio? Extremely dreary overcast weather for the last 2 weeks. The forecast is no sunshine until next Saturday! While it has been rather mild & most of the snow & ice are gone, the lack of sunshine is wearing everyone down & I am certainly no exception. Today is another day of heavy fog although when this photo was taken Sunday afternoon, I could at least see to the end of the fence line. More snow to come Monday night.
And while it is dreary outside, I have spent my inside time thinking happy thoughts about story telling, something Alexa wrote beautifully about here: never-mind-the-photos-what-about the stories . I have created a list of stories I want to tell before they are lost & I want to tell them in the scrapbook page format. Some if not most of these particular stories do not have accompanying photos but I have an idea or two for solving that. So once the sun returns to this part of the world, I will be out there capturing symbolic photos for my stories.
I shall leave you with this thought for the day, it is most appropriate today: “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ... Muriel Rukeyser