Day 4 – día 4


A gift from my wife to me

Day 4

and northern air has been delaying spring in the valley, night time temperatures dipping slightly below zero (Celsius).

Bundled up in my balaclava and in my gloves, I am still enjoying the clear sunny days and fresh air outside albeit two metres from anyone else.

I was reminded Wednesday that anxiety to some degree is touching nearly everyone.


I know that applies to me also. My mind is like a car driving the highway, occasionally it swerves over the line and head-on I am dealing with anxious thoughts.  As soon as I realize it, I swerve back on the correct side of the highway, allowing myself to relax again.

Let’s keep our hearts high,  if we are not over the mountain yet, I believe we can see the peak! 




Word of the DayStodgy 


  1.  dull, boring, uninspired, dreary, uninteresting
  2. (pertaining to food, a british expression) heavy, filling, indigestible, starchy

In a sentence;  While I love those croissants in the morning, they are stodgy and should avoid eating them.

(the word of the day was inspired by a Netflix movie I watched Tuesday – Phantom Thread. I won’t give it away but the ending surprised me !)




How to be a Good Husband

Quote of the Day –

Don’t allow yourself to become careless in the matter of dress in the home, nor permit your wife to do so. To sit down to dinner in the hot weather in your shirt-sleeves may be very comfortable, but no nice woman looks with equanimity on any action that her husband would hesitate to do in the presence of other women.” – How to be a Good Husband. 



Musical distraction time –

I have to leave you friends today with a snappy song, fun song

Simple Life

I love this acapella version, I think it is a brother and sister, 4 minutes long, she has a sweet voice and I always am amazed at their sound, vibrant and clear. If you are interested click here

[Verse 2]
I’m taking one step forward and three steps back
Kick myself for letting go of the things I had
Guess you don’t know what you got till that junk goes bad
Never should have dumped that hand me down I got from dad
I’m solve one problem and another one’s popping up
Ain’t it ironic how the problem get’s chronic
‘Cause when you got it good you just don’t know when to stop
Don’t worry ’bout the earning if it stops you from living

Thank you for your time visiting today, I hope you are safe and snapping your fingers to the memory of the song. I appreciate comments and my blogging friends. – David


Okanagan lake looking east toward Munson Mountain





About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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12 Responses to Day 4 – día 4

  1. It’s easy to get anxious. Like you say, you have to stay alert and on your own side of the road.

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  2. summerhilllane says:

    Really enjoyed your post especially the page opened in the book “how to be a good husband”.
    This sounds like good advise for a particular time period in our history. I like it and I don’t like it. ❤️to you

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      The book is a different time period and like yourself I find it interesting, informative but it is outdated. I do find parts inspiring though, like dressing up for dinner at home. Maybe not every night, but I think it’s a wonderful idea.


  3. Hm…no yoga pants at dinner then? 🙂

    Love this post. Enjoyed the little snippets.

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  4. I’m definitely fighting the anxiety, and my blogging friends are helping me win the fight. Thank you😙

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  5. lievelee says:

    Hmmm, I beg to differ with the dressing quote. In these times, dress as you please, or not at all if this takes your fancy. I am living in my PJs all day, every day – nobody is going to be any the wiser – with an exception for the daily one hour of exercise I practise, and grocery shopping of course.. No visitors at my joint, so why shouldn’t I be comfortable. I shall put on my finery when I eventually am allowed to surface… I take staying at home and safe very seriously indeed. I am starting Day 3 of lockdown in solitary confinement (living on my own) in Vietnam, another 12 days to go if we’re lucky. Take care and stay safe.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you very much for commenting. The book is an outdated standard and was shared only for interest purposes not meant to promote anything more than entertainment and consideration. I hope you will continue to be safe.

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