Friday, December 09, 2005

finishing the cards

finishing the cards
Originally uploaded by Julep67.
For the first time in, I have no idea how long, we actually got our shit together and got our christmas cards out, in the post, in a decent amount of time. I still can't believe that. We are doing such a tiny amount of holiday gift giving this year that we have that almost under control. Fortunately, we're making a lot of gifts this year so we don't have much actual shopping to do.

Last night, we had to go out and do a proper shop at the grocery store. It's been weeks since we did that. Recently we've been just popping into the store for one or two things and we realized yesterday that we were running out of almost everything. On our way to the store (which is in the west end of town so we travelled along the lakeshore from my office) we saw that the sky over the lake was completely dark. It wasn't black, more like a charcoal colour. When we drove by the DuPont factory, you could hardly make out where it ended and the sky started. It was snowing lightly by then and that proved to be good for the shopping as the store was mostly empty.

By the time we got home, it was really coming down and I was so glad that we were "all stocked up" and that, if we needed to, we could stay home all weekend without needing to venture out for provisions. This morning, when we got up, there were about 4 to 6 inches of the white stuff on the ground. We quickly cleaned off the porch and the steps and cut a path for the mail carrier person on our way to work. The wind really kicked up once I got to work and right now, the sun is shining so bright that it's almost blinding me (I LOVE IT!!). Crazy huh?? I'm not sure what the temperature is like but, with any luck, the snow in the driveway will be mostly melted when we get home tonight.

I will say this about the snow, as much as I don't like shoveling it, it sure makes all of the sparkly lights in our very griswaldy neighbourhood look even prettier.

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