The Advantages of a Deep Freeze

In spite of my recent grumbling (I’m not doing so well on my 21 Day No-Complaining Challenge), there are definitely some good things about this prolonged cold snap. Yesterday, I admitted defeat and cancelled all my piano classes. That meant I had a whole day to do whatever I pleased.

Jamie and I made donuts. I haven’t made donuts since I was a kid and I had forgotten how delicious fresh warm donuts are. Then I spent a big chunk of the day reading. I finished “Fall On Your Knees” by Ann-Marie MacDonald. I picked it up because it was set in Cape Breton, but I have to say I didn’t enjoy it one bit. It was one big depression fest. I ended up getting angry with the author because there was absolutely no break in the horrible things that happened. Not on my recommended list for sure, even if it is on Oprah’s.

Then I moved on to “What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim” by Jane Christmas. It’s the true story of her pilgrimage along Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela. This is a trek I hope to do myself at some point in my life. The book, while not an award winner, was enjoyable at least, and it sent me to the Internet wanting to know more about the Camino. I have a friend who has walked it twice; apparently it is a bit addicting and some people return again and again to do it.

Here is a wonderful account of the pilgrimage, should you like to know more.


One thought on “The Advantages of a Deep Freeze

  1. I am absorbed in the dream of walking he Camino de Santiago…I lived in Spain for many years and the seeds were planted then. Now they seem to be unfurling and reaching for the warm sunshine to nurture them. I am spending my day gorging on Camino-trivia…

    My last adventure was Peace Corps (Ukraine 2005-2007)…this year (through Novemnber) my spouse and I are continuing to serve – we’re “doing” AmeriCorps*VISTA in Santa Fe…maybe I can manage Spain NEXT year… Good luck with our plans!

    Life is good…just too short!

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