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21 October 2008

Tis The Season

Today was the first snow.

It snowed & snowed
, huge white, wet flakes all afternoon from the time I left for work until I went home. None of the snow stayed, and it's going to be a little warmer tomorrow, but we've been given our first taste & there's plenty more on its way.

The apartment has been pretty chilly lately, so today we finally gave in & plugged in our little space heater (which is much cheaper than the three yucky baseboard heaters which just give me nosebleeds anyhow). It will be nice when we're in our newer, warmer apartment in December -- just in time for Christmas & all things festive & fabulous.

Is it snowing where you live? Are you looking forward to it?

Winston gets pretty cold in the winter, but he's got plenty of sweaters to wear outside & even some little boots. I'm not even joking. For now he's spending all of his time under the covers on our bed, with his little head on a pillow.

I appreciate a nice snowy Christmas, but I could do without the cold. Mostly I'm a little worried about walking on the lovely ice that forms on the sidewalks which the city is slow to clear at times -- I can be a bit of a clumsy winter walker & this year our daughter (26 weeks, 4 days today) is already throwing me off balance. I think I'll have to invest in some heavy duty hiking boots to navigate the streets this season.

I even pulled out my winter coat (which is missing a button, but wouldn't do up around my belly anyhow, so it doesn't really matter) when I went to work today. As much winter is my least favourite season, I certainly love to be all bundled up in my coat, a sweater, mittens, a cozy knit hat & as many scarves as I can manage.

Have a cozy, warm night friends. I'm off to tuck my cold little feet into bed with some knitting & the newest issue of Real Simple. Much love & guten nacht.

ps. I did a really fun photo shoot last night & I can't wait to share some of the images with you. Soon, soon.

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Blogger thewindhover said...

No it isn't snowing here I'm afraid (and never has) but its devilishly windy and cold for a late Spring's day! I have always always wanted to live somewhere when I could really feel and see the seasons (ah, let a girl dream, but your part of the world is sounding tempting). And I cannot wait to see photos from the shoot too!

October 22, 2008 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

We don't usually get snow until December. Sometimes in late November...

I do adore the winter when it's not bitter. Cold is FABULOUS. Negative degrees with biting wind though? Not so much.

Stay cozy!

October 22, 2008 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger The Noisy Plume: said...

You know that we've already had a blizzard or two here in the mountains of Idaho BUT it did indeed snow for about 15 minutes yesterday. I was out running errands and it stuck to my lips and eyelashes for the most brief moments.

October 22, 2008 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thanks for the comments, friends! I have left some little responses on your blogs <3

October 22, 2008 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger elsa.elsa said...

It snowed here a bit yesterday too. Jaime is threatening to move back to Nicaragua!

As for the ice/balance issue, last year when it was all icy and I was carrying Ale in the sling everywhere I bought some super awesome grips for boots at Wild Rock. They were really easy to get on and off (I know it's going to get harder to get to your feet as thing progress) and they worked REALLY well at keeping me from falling. I could run on the ice (which I did several times because I was so excited to be running on ice). Anyway, I know you're not spending right now, but they might be worth looking into...

October 22, 2008 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger piratelibrarian said...

I talked about yesterday's weather on my blog too, but I have to say I do look forward to snow to a certain extent. I was one of the freaks who enjoyed last year's abundance of it though the icky sidewalk clearing job the city did not do was a hassle. I love the snow globe feel of being huddled inside my house while snow blows around the outside world. I love the colour saturation of crisp clear winter days. I love the way the snow sucks sound out of everything. I like the appropriately Canadian response of walking 5 steps between pubs and deaking into each to warm up with a pint before the next excursion.

October 22, 2008 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, we haven't even had snow yet and we're pretty close to the mountains! It will be any day now I'm sure...

October 22, 2008 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Hila said...

oh lucky you. It's getting really hot and humid on my side of the world. I know that most people love summer, but I really dislike it. I'm a winter kind of gal :) Plus summers in Australia are very harsh.
Relish in the snow!
Thanks for visiting my little blog :)

October 22, 2008 at 10:19 PM  

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