Lobster Season, Staying Optimistic, What About the Groceries?
Good Morning from Prince Edward Island,
I hope this finds you and yours safe and healthy.
Put the kettle on, let's have a cuppa. And thank you for allowing me into your home and schedule today.
The photo of the lobster boat with captain and crew on their way to set traps for the 2020 season. Photo by Katherine MacLaine.
Lobster fishermen set their traps from ports around Prince Edward Island Friday morning, after a two-week delay to the spring fishery. More photos and comments about the season here on the CBC story.
And to celebrate the "setting" for the 2020 lobster season, we are giving away 10 pounds of freshly cooked lobsters. Unfortunately, we can only ship in Canada by overnight express. (sorry to our US cousins) To enter the contest, all you need to do is subscribe to our newsletter. If you already have, don't worry, you won't get the newsletter twice. But you do need to enter the contest. Click here to Enter: Win Ten Pounds of Lobster
I don't know about you, but there was a time during this isolation where I felt like I was grieving something. Now I have moved to a place of acceptance. It is what it is, and having a positive attitude makes it easier to deal with situations.
Over the long term, the future is decided by optimists. To be an optimist, you don't have to ignore all the many problems we create; you just have to imagine improving our capacity to solve problems." Kevin Kelly, the founder of WIRED magazine
1) Focus your time & attention on the things you can influence.
2) Do something today instead of daydreaming about tomorrow.
3) See problems as opportunities to learn, grow, and give meaning to our lives.
4) Keep promises to yourself, no matter how small. Telling yourself, you'll go on a walk and then doing it. Promising to call a friend, and doing it. Committing to your boss, you'll send that email, and doing it.
5) Have confidence you'll be able to figure out how to fix that thing that just broke.
6) Choose carefully the stories you tell yourself about who you are and what you're capable of.
7) Move fast. Most decisions can be reversed later.
8) Be you. Not because you're entitled to be heard but because there is some unique thing you have to offer, if you can find it.
9) Believe we can think, and build, and create ourselves out of any problem.
10) Internalize that the pie is not fixed, that life is not zero-sum.
11) Focus on why something could work instead of why it won't.
12) See yourself as part of the solution, not a victim of the problem.
13) Pay for the drive-thru order of the car behind you.
14) Recognize problems as temporary and specific, not permanent and expansive.
15) Believe problems are solvable. Maybe not right away, probably not easy, but that it can be done.
We are anticipating our sales to be down well over half this year. In preparation for this, we need to batten the hatches and weather the storm being wise with the use of our resources.
Thank you for your supportive online orders this spring. The compliments about our product and service and the reviews you provide are a source of encouragement to all of us. Ghost hugs to all, and thank you from us.
The weeks at home have given time to organize "stuff." I read a few articles on living a simpler life by removing the unnecessary in it.
I recognize that not everyone enjoys classical music. But if you watch this video for the complete performance, how can you not? The passion and the skill of all musicians and vocalists are treasures to listen to and to watch.
Take care and all the best. Stay positive.
With love from Prince Edward Island,
Bruce & Millie
Sunrise near Brackley Beach.
They say you shouldn't go grocery shopping when you're hungry...
But I ran out of food a few days ago, and it's just getting worse!