We've lived on our boat for 12 years, and been in the Victoria Harbour for 6-1/2 of them. Yesterday, and through the night was the worst wind/snow storm we've had since we've been in Victoria. And check this out, a first for the Wind Walker:
People often ask us, when they find out we live aboard, 'but aren't you cold?' Well, we're usually warmer than most folks, given that we have less than 300 sq ft to heat ... but the exception is when it goes below zero and gets windy at the same time. This is, after all, an old wooden boat, so she gets drafty.
That's how it was yesterday, and in spite of having a wood stove and two heaters on, I went to bed cold. (So in light of yesterday's gratitude challenge I thanked the universe for making me appreciate the warmth of my bed, and said a little extra prayer for all those folks who don't have one...)
I'm not particularly domestic (stop laughing, those of you who know me), but yesterday I made cabbage rolls for the first time in my life, that's how traumatized I was. :) And knit an entire pair of plain black merino fingerless gloves.
Today I'll be braving the elements and going OUT in it. At least the wind has calmed down ... but it's still ccccold out there.
Today's Gratitude Challenge:
Take five minutes to write about how grateful you are for all of the wonderful things that you currently have in your life. Don’t long for what you don’t possess — instead, take stock of all the blessings you already enjoy.
Okaaay ... haven't I been doing this all week? :-)