Kia kaha means I beleive be strong, keep going.
I am also reminding myself that the negative words don't negate all the positive words - they still stand.
Snow on and off all day meant staying at home, with coffee and a book. I am enjoying William Maxwell's writing in The Chateau. Perceptive, reminding me rather of Henry James. he evokes post war France in a way that has me reading a few pages, then doing something else (emptying a drawer of the freezer. baking Italian pastries) while thinking about the book, then going back to read some more.