That must mean I am back in Nova Scotia, and the temperature is heading to a refreshing 12°C tonight, and our windows will be open.
We’ve been in Southern Ontario for the last week, squirreled away in air conditioned houses, avoiding the outdoors. The temperature was close to 40 most of the days, and that wasn’t including any humidex. It was HOT HOT HOT.
My cousin Tina’s wedding was perfect, and beautiful, and she looked like a princess. The weather was HOT, and the wedding was outdoors, but there was plenty of ice cold water available and beer for after the ceremony!
Our summer trips home always seem so rushed, and I never felt like I got enough time in with everyone.
I’ll post pictures when I can. Back to work in the morning!
OH and ZEUS is alive!! I was worried he’d get sick again while we were gone, but other than being a little clingy and maybe a bit skinnier, he seems really good!
Here’s another picture of Easton, my nephew and I. What a cute kid!
Here I am with my nephew Easton at my cousin’s wedding yesterday.
We left on Friday at 5:20pm and got home 24.5 hours later. Jeff drove straight through. It was snowing in Nova Scotia and really cold and windy in Quebec and we hit the beginning of this big snowstorm in Toronto.
It was too cold in the back of the truck even with the cap on the truck, the windows were closed, the kennels were wrapped in sleeping bags, but the old dog Trooper was shivering so then we had a dog and a cat up front with us!
I never want to drive back here again. Flights from now on! Well except for next week when we drive back – but then we won’t be trying to beat a storm and we’ll take 2 days and stop to sleep!!
We’re leaving in an hour or so,
my cell will be on,
see you soon.
I had another bad dream last night. Mom hadn’t made my hair appointment, no one was helping me, the wedding was hours and hours late. I was looking at the mop on my head and wondering if I could fix it with a curling iron. Someone had stepped on the edge of my dress and it had ripped loose a long section of beading and it was hanging and you could see big hard chunks of glue that used to hold it on. And to add a twist, I had a baby the day before, I think his name was Max, but I left him all over the place, and it wasn’t until Brian asked for one that I realized I hadn’t bought diapers for him and he was soaking wet – he was wearing cute overalls though. Jeff was no where to be seen. Amy and Sarah sang a song as I went up the isle (in some church) and after the ceremony everyone bolted and didn’t stick around.
Sheesh. I hope Jeff comes home from Halifax soon. I wish I had Friday off – it seems like I should be packing one of these days. I’m most afraid we’re going to forget something crucial out here in NS.
It’s snowing lots right now – mild again. If Buddy doesn’t clear out the driveway today I might have to stay down on road level. It’s supposed to keep snowing until Friday and tonight we have a wind warning for 90km/hr winds.
Hey, you wanna hear about a bad dog? I came upstairs from tending to the pellet stove last night. Monty was standing on my desk! Not just 2 paws, he was totally standing on my desk, tail near the computer, head near the other monitor. I knew he’d freak out and knock even more off if I yelled so I peacefully walked over and lifted him off. He is a total kleenex freak and I think he went up there just to eat a kleenex. Bad dog.
I had a dream last night that it was an hour and a half to go to my wedding. My mom had her hair done, but she hadn’t brought me to the hairdresser yet. I had nothing ready. So I got stressed and ripped all my nails off In the dream… they are still on my fingers in real life.
Did you hear what happened to my foot? We are trying to eat our way through our cupboards and freezer so we didn’t have to buy groceries until we get back. On Sunday night Jeff grabbed a big huge can of pork and beans out of the cupboard. I was standing at the stove and put my hand out. He thought that meant I was going to catch it. I thought he was going to pass it to me. It came flying through the air and I moved back – I thought, “oh no! The tile floor! The can will smash the floor!” so at the last second I put my foot in it’s path. It hit the top of my foot. It hurt so much I ran to the hallway and was face first on the floor crying crocodile tears. I now have this big goose-egg on the top of my foot and isn’t fitting into shoes too well.
But don’t you worry – in case it doesn’t go away, my wedding shoes are open on top so they’ll still fit
I have accepted a second job for 3 months – I need to put in the equivalent of at least 3 days a week (7.5 hours/day) and I will get paid much more per hour than I get at the library.
It’s working at home for one of my old bosses. I guess I’ll be giving up most of my free time, but then I can pay off all of our wedding debt (I hope). It may also lead to additional work in the next government fiscal year.
Gotta do what I gotta do!
(have I mentioned how much I HATE fingernails?)
Jeff is gone to Halifax again this week. I’ve got so many last minute wedding things to do before we head out on Saturday morning. Friday is supposed to bring more snow so hopefully it doesn’t hold us back.
Lisa in Texas said I need to post more, so I will try!
I can not begin to tell you how badly I want to cut off my fingernails. I hate fingernails so much. They are in the way of everything. I type all day and these things are in the way. I told Jeff that they were getting cut off before we even make it to the hotel the night after our wedding
Two weeks from tomorrow!
Then the hair can get chopped off too!
You should see the front lawn right now. I swear there is a bird party here every day while we are at work. There are tracks everywhere! In fact, yesterday the metal suet feeder was out in the lawn and not on the bird feeder pole! I thought that was wild! But today Jeff said he found it half way down the driveway when he came home from work!!! With bird tracks all around it! The BlueJays he thinks.
Today it was -11 when we woke up and it is -8 now. The lake closer to town, that is shallower, is now frozen over. Our is frozen around the edge, but not in the middle. This is the coldest day yet. It is often about -2. There is an elderly priest who has an office a few doors down from me. He stops in every morning to talk weather with me. He is all bundled up with a homemade knit scarf and hat and mittens. I mentioned to him that I found it really mild here. He was floored. I guess it is all what you are used to. I have heard it will get to -20 here but only a few times a winter. And it will snow here, but to not expect to go broke by the guy that plows the driveway because we should not need him that often. I gather the crowd around at work and tell them tales of Northern Ontario on the Canadian Shield where it is -30 for days at a time and how I remember -40 several times. One lady thought the Sault was in Manitoba. hehe
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I’m surprised no one has discovered this yet:
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