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the joy of produce and producing

Have been so busy since my return home to an empty fridge, I’ve been subsisting on random bits and pieces from the freezer. Finally made a quick trip to the No Frills on the corner. How spoiled we are in winter! I emerged with souvenirs of Mexico: 2 containers of grape tomatoes, 2 bananas, 3 mangoes,  3 avocados, and some asparagus, all from that sunny place. Also 5 divine Tangelo oranges from Florida, plus spinach and 2 tubs of tsatsiki from Ontario – all for $20. Spoiled AND lucky.

The teachers closed down the inner core of the city today, many thousands out marching in the cold, I’m embarrassed I was not with them. The Indigenous protests continue to paralyze the country. The vileness to the south continues. The world is too much with me.

However – two inspiring classes yesterday, and a ride to the Y on my bike today despite the cold. This weekend is going to be warm and sunny – relatively. I have so much to do, I’m hyperventilating, but today I interviewed a young woman who might be able to assist me with social media and some of the other stuff on my to do list. Very welcome indeed.

And best of all, I received a beautiful present in the mail today, a handmade book created by my blog friend, writer Theresa Kishkan, and her husband the poet John Pass – “hand stitched by the author and published in an edition of 65 copies in celebration of her 65th birthday.” Just the way books used to be, a thing of beauty and thoughtfulness. A treasure. Thank you, Theresa. I’d better get busy thinking about what I’ll create for my 70th! You’ve set the bar high.



2 Responses to “the joy of produce and producing”

  1. theresa says:

    How nice to see this little book in your house, Beth!

  2. beth says:

    It's a work of art in every way, Theresa.

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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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