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cottage visit

I'm at the cottage! We arrived yesterday, paddled across the lake in our canoe. Everything's still waking up from winter, and the air is chill but fresh. Don't think I'll be going swimming this visit, though. :-) Saw a beaver swim by a few minutes ago! Cabin is pretty cold; we've got a fire going in the corner, but the heat doesn't seem to be making its way over to the table where I'm typing this. I'm bundled up wearing a t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweater, vest, and fleece pants. :-) Might go for a hike tomorrow, but today we're both planning to just do a lot of reading, napping, and eating. I bought a box of chocolate-caramel-cake thingies that have absolutely no nutritional value, yum! I've posted a list of favourite food movies at Debbie's Food Movie Links.

I'm teaching myself penny whistle, by the way. I made a half-hearted attempt before, but this time I'm going to do it! I'm about 1/3 way through the instruction book that Kylea Fulton sent me, and brought my D whistle to the cottage. Learned how to do a "smear", grace note, turns. Now all I have to do is write a UT song where I can play it. :-)

Augh, I just caught sight of my reflection in the window. REALLY a bad hair day (I've taken to wearing a cap indoors); if I posted a pic of myself right now, I'm sure half of you would die laughing. I'm trying to work up the energy (today has been a very lazy day so far) to heat up some water so I can wash my hair. Unless I feel brave enough to dunk my hair in the lake. The just-thawed lake. Hrm. Naw, I think I'll opt for hot water instead.

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