Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Snow Spectre

The Snow Spectre is haunting me. I know because...

...I had to be winched out of the ditch in my driveway after driving off it in slippery snow

...the tow truck who winched me subsequently got stuck in my driveway because it broke through the hard packed base and became mired in the stuff hubby had to be come-alonged (by a neighbour) out of the driveway ditch because it is highly probably that the tow truck company will have nothing to do with us ever again this winter

...the kids have had two snow days and so missed school

...the snow, weighing down tree branches, has caused the power to go off at least once almost every day (I am now a whiz at programming the clock on my microwave, stove, coffee maker, you name it)

And that's in the last two weeks. And the white stuff keeps falling!!

Yes, the spectre of snow looms large for me. I'll try not to grumble too much but I'd better not make any promises.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Finds in my Files and my Fridge

The Files Find
I was cleaning out some of my computer files and found an idea I'd jotted down for a magazine article. It still sounded interesting to me, so yay! I think I'll pursue that one again. It'll be fun to see what happens.

The Fridge Find
I was cleaning out the fridge and found some coleslaw. . . from Thanksgiving. . . Canadian Thanksgiving. . .October 13th.


Seeing what happened there was NOT fun.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I'm feeling rather blah and uninspired lately, so here's a cute photo I took earlier this fall.

Chipmunks are so cute, but can they ever scare the crap out of you when they scamper over the carpet of dry leaves. They sound much, much bigger!