Last night, just as I was about to turn in, I went outside to have another look for the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). And there they were, my first sighting this season. Even though it was midnight, I could not resist, so I put my thermal suit on, and for 30 minutes I was given the privilege to stand under the huge black star studded dome and watch this nature's wonder at play.
Curled up together in a cocoon of warmth, soft bed linens rest lightly on our skin, while the world outside continues to cover itself in ice crystals. We make the most of these two nights we are given.
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My beloved went back to his convalescence program tonight for another two weeks after a weekend leave. He is a leukemia survivor after having received a stem cell transplant with stem cells donated by his sister in Aug. 2010. After a round of infections last year, he's weak, but is now receiving help to train himself back to a normal life.