Friday, December 19, 2008

Early resolutions... .














After shoveling the sidewalks and driveway the other day I just didn't have it in me to do the patio as well....so, left it for a few days. Luckily it was still very cold so it didn't melt or get wet and heavy..... it is still light enough although it is drifted pretty deep in lots of areas.














Looked out the kitchen window...and thought I'd better bundle up and get a start on it...











Somewhere under this mountain of snow on the patio wall ... I just know there are Christmas lights..










.... aha! I was right..... there they are....
Sure do wish we had managed to finish off with the cutting for the laundry room cupboards and countertops. The table saw would be dismantled and moved and there would be room for these chairs .. instead they are buried in snow and taking the brunt of the weather.





















I worked at it for over an hour and shoveled myself to a standstill ... just didn't have one more push or "toss" in me... and still couldn't finish it. Near the house and on the steps it was drifted to about 15 inches deep. The sun will break through soon and I'll get out there to do the rest...it is -25C... factor in the windchill and it is -37C... not warm, but at least the patio wall is a bit of a wind break.











Got my sister's package boxed and wrapped and off I went to the Greyhound after supper. I don't really feel like my old cargo van is very safe on the slick roads so I don't drive it if I don't have to. It is pretty icy in most areas right now. Getting away from a stop is a bunch of spinning tires .. .. the back end is just too light unless I have a motorcycle in there... hmmm..maybe I should load one up ... ... even great winter tires doesn't help..so forget it. I waited for the Rav to get home instead.














Pulled up outside a dark building at 10 past 7:00 ... Damn! On top of the printed times on the door was a paper with separate times... closed at 5:00....but, then over to the left side of that was another paper.. ... indicating closed at 7:00 on some days of this week...and not on others... arrrgghhh!! So...either I was 2 hours late...or only 10 minutes..... either way I was a bit ticked. It is usually open til 9:00 and I know darn well I went there about 7:30 last year...because I recall being happy as a clam that the line up was only 4 people deep. I guess I try again today.... at busy Friday suppertime when the Rav shows up ....or... wait til tomorrow when the lines will surely be 20 people deep........














I don't make New Year's Resolutions..... but, this year...I think I will. Even if there is baking in the packages..... I am sending them out long before the last week. Things can be double or triple wrapped and frozen .... they only take a day or two to get there via the Speedy Doggy....and somebody can put them in their own freezer for a week or two.... yep...that's my resolution. I'm definitely gonna be ready for Christmas much earlier next year. So... be ready for me tooting the get ready horn in, say....... mid October... and by the first week of December 2009 ..... everything going out of town will be gone.

That would be perfect...then I could also finish up cards the first week... do the decorating the second week ... .... and perhaps some baking for local recipients and for us ..... yup, ..... next year.......

5 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Vee promise you'll pull up here at 29 Black Street, toot the horn and I'll get ready too. This has been an exceptionally busy fall and early winter for me, here at the teak topped desk. Which has been fantastic but it didn't leave me enough time to (enthusiastically - a key word) work away at my holiday plans at a sensible pace - then when it's obviously too late too achieve without burning some midnight oil (which you know I am incapable of) I just become grumpy and resentful about the whole Christmas business. Bah ! Bah !

So please swing by in the Rav next October and I promise I'll jump in.

Lots of love from the bitter cold (did I say grumpy) and icy shores of Nova Scotia, xo S & les Gang

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Aren't women fantastic?! I admire your stamina Vee! and your resolution! also your photos - Hope all goes well for you this Christmas.

TattingChic said...

Your photos are beautiful! Resolutions are a nice thing, I usually don't make them, either! LOL! :)

Guzzisue said...

hi, just printed out the recipe and we bought a slow cooker this morning as we had a store voucher to spend.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Oh my - look at all that wonderful snow - I'm sure its a pain to live with but for us here in the UK who would love to have a White Christmas it looks so magical.