Slightly Less Grey

In the interests of full disclosure, this was not my view today – but that light in the sky? We saw a few glimpses of that in the valley. We saw even more in Nakusp because today was all about (or mostly about) Nakusp.

We went Christmas shopping – a few small schmatters and a large cart full of food. I have begun the cooking process for tonight – a dry run for Christmas dinner (Simon seems pleased to be the guinea pig). Tomorrow is a snowshoeing day and the day after – my annual bake all day event.

I’ve made a list of everything we (I) have to do before Christmas. Now that it’s all written down, it doesn’t seem quite as arduous. I’m hoping that I can get two more stories written before then, because I have two in my head – and I also hope to get in one more ski or snowshoe day after Evening Ridge – all depending on conditions of course.

I’ll be interested to see how the skiing goes next time. It turns out that my skis can’t be adjusted so I’m hoping for the best. And if I can’t do as well as I would like to, I’ll just do the best I can until I can buy a pair that work better. We shall see.

Simon and I broached an important subject today – what to do when the house sells. He wants to stay here. I want to go back to Vancouver Island. He loves it here. I love Vancouver Island. Akkkk!

We talked about it enough that I think we have a starting place – go back to the island when this is sold – for a week or so – and look very hard to see if we can find a place there where he’ll be happy. We need to live somewhere that works for both of us. Living here has shown me clearly that making one person happy while the other does his/her best to make it work for them as well – it doesn’t work. Maybe short-term – not for the long run.

For now, I’m going to get out as much as I can and write. I feel like I’m beginning to poke my head out of my funk – one step forward – I can do this.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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3 Responses to Slightly Less Grey

  1. Have you considered some time in both places?
    Not sure if you got any of my other replys. I met TLOMYL in July 2016 and moved from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen Dec 2026, after saying for 20 years “ I’m never leaving the Island” . But TRUE LOVE called and I am here. Not as far away as you though. But I understand. I know you will find the way.

  2. goodyniosi says:

    Hi – We can’t afford to live in two places – and the idea of uprooting every six months has no appeal for me. But thanks for the idea! I’m sure we’ll figure it out 🙂

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