We moved to our new home in Ottawa ten days before Christmas. The movers left around 1 p.m. and by evening we had our Christmas tree up, our wreath on the door, and the mantle decorated.
We have started down a new path and we are exploring our new city. There are free buses for seniors three days a week and we have taken advantage of every one of them. We have walked around our neighbourhood and pointed out interesting sights to each other.
A few days ago, we found a new path, literally. Just down the street, there is a school and on the other side of the school, there it was – a bike and walking path. We were pleasantly surprised to find it had been plowed and it is approximately twice the size of a sidewalk.
It was almost dusk, and the lights came on. The entire path is well-lit and winds its way through our neighbourhood with little “spurs” connecting clusters of houses to the path. After about twenty minutes of walking and noticing all the little parks along the path, we found that another “spur” took us to our local library. We went in and spent half an hour or so browsing the shelves. I found a couple of interesting books on art techniques and borrowed them.
As we came out of the library, a few flakes started drifting down from the now dark sky. We got back on the path and started home. Hubby pointed out that there was another spur which would take us to Tim Horton’s, my favourite coffee/tea/ muffin shop. We’ll have to take that one some time soon.
The snow was now thickening and we couldn’t believe how beautiful it all was. The path actually goes on in both directions for a walk of probably about an hour and a half to two hours.
I was so thrilled to find this “new path” a few days after our setting out on a New Path in our lives.
Yesterday when I woke up in the morning, it was – 20º C , feeling like – 30º C with the wind. I did not step outside the door. The new path will have to wait until it warms up just a bit!