Winter Finally Came

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Baby it’s cold outside.

We’ve been really lucky this year actually. After two brutal winters and a ton of snow and the coldest winters in history we have gotten off pretty easy for the first part here.

December we spent most of the days in our spring jackets, there were even a few days I didn’t even wear a coat to work.

We haven’t even had any snow.

So this cold snap and what little snow fell on the ground made for awesome sliding conditions.

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As much as I don’t like driving in the snow. I do love playing in it, I love watching Adam play in it and laugh so hard.

Unfortunately it was so cold he only had about 20 minutes to play before I made him go home.

The sad part is there is another “heat wave” coming and I feel like the snow will be gone again.

Maybe we will get one good snow fall this year.

It’s a Beautiful Day!

As I left for work this morning my hat went on, my scarf was wrapped several times around my face and the mittens went on.

I stepped outside and it was beautiful!

Keep in mind February was the coldest month EVER.

I’m not joking it was honestly the coldest month ever recorded in our city.

So as we have very slowly been warming up from -40 degrees Celsius the temperature of 4 degrees Celsius feels like summer.

I count no less then 4 people on the bus in shorts. I’m sweating in my jacket right now.  The sun is shinning and it’s about freeking time.

In the long term we have double digits in the forecast.

SCORE! 

I hope this is the end of the frigid cold. I was sad I had to run for the bus because I wanted to enjoy the nice weather.

Let the great thaw being.

It’s been a very long winter!

Canadian Patio Season

On Saturday I took initiative to set up my patio. Adam loves to play in his sand table, I sit beside him with an ice tea and a book. Even Brian will join us out there.

I love my deck and sitting on it. All winter long I think of all the time spent out there, and the grassy space behind. Falling asleep out there at the end of a long day or sitting in the sun when it’s the hottest.

As the winter wraps up it is being called on of the longest and hardest we’ve experienced in 20 years.

It’s no wonder we’re eager to ditch the layers of clothes and put those flip flops on.

On Sunday Adam was outside in a T-Shirt, I had my flip flops on and Brian in his shorts.

This morning we wake up to this –

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Welcome to Canadian Patio Season. Apparently by the weekend we’ll be able to put our flip flops on again and enjoy this space.

Apparently it’s almost over but we’ve been hearing that for months now.

This hopefully is the last blast. If not we’ll have to make the most of it and sit on the patio in our snowsuits.

Hot spiced cider anyone?

We Found Grass!

I has been a search that has been going on for 5 months. We thought the time would never arrive but we found grass.

We have may found grass but it’s still cold – like I can’t feel my butt cold –

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Despite it being so cold we decided to go outside for a little bit. Adam suggested one thing that many people are biting at the bit to do.

We pulled out the golf clubs.

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We had to find a good tee off place to being and then the games began.

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This wasn’t your typical game of golf. We had many additional hazards such as snow banks and ice sheets. There was also a very large barking dog that was impeding play. Overall for the first round of the season it was well played.

I am beyond happy we have found grass. If we can just get these temperatures up into the positive our days will be filled with fun things like golfing, soccer, baseball and who knows what other games Adam and I will create as we go.

There was a robin in the tree while we were playing. That is a good sign. If Mother Nature would just put her foot on the accelerator and stop being a Sunday driver it would be much appreciated. >