weather that was predicted, still has not arrived. The ground changes from white
to green and back again, with temperatures climbing and dropping on a whim.
We have been inside more than usual even though the snow and cold have not
caused any travel or power outage problems so far.
Chris has progressed from using a walker to a cane but it is safer to exercise indoors.
So we joined the YMCA of Goderich-Huron, Maitland Recreation Centre. We
have been walking the track there and using the bikes a minimum of three times a
week. Chris goes for physio weekly and the Public Health Nurses have been visiting
to monitor his progress, which is slow but constant.
It is comforting to sit over a bowl of oatmeal and mug of coffee watching the wildlife
out in the snow, even if the sunshine has been scarce. One morning I witnessed a
Hawk zoom by the window, grab a chickadee and head to the woods. No birds
returned to the yard for almost three weeks. Indoor plants and blooms
certainly brighten up 'the den'.
There are many group hikes organized around the Huron Region. Neighbour and
friend Linda and I were lucky to get a gorgeous sunny day for our hike at Falls
Reserve, Maitland Valley.
Of course cooking up pots of soup and stew, baking bread and jams with winter
fruits are indoor activities that I enjoy. D&M gifted us a Tom Tomson iconic
painting "West Wind" 1000 piece puzzle for Christmas. It is the most challenging
puzzle I have ever done and it ate up hours of my January, in a good way!
many New Year's Revelers. HAPPY 2020 NEW YEAR!