Baby, it’s cold outside!
In Canada, once New Year’s is over and all the Christmas things have been put away by mid-January, you brace yourself for the cold. The northern hemisphere gets colder each day until about January 27th, when it begins to inexorably heat up until late July. That means January is about cold, and February is about snow!
The first big snow storm of the season roared in riding high winds in late January. We stocked up on groceries at home, and neither of us really had to go out anywhere, so we heard the winds of an Alberta Clipper, a fast-moving west-to-east storm, carry its load of snow into Mississauga. Everybody was nice and cozy at home, especially the cats, Merlin and Bébé. Click above, and enjoy the video.
Bob baked some of our favourite buttermilk bread, and we made some nice warm dinners and watched TV in front of the fireplace. On January 29th, the big project of the day was shoveling the driveway and front walk. Bob did not get to the finish the back yard, where he often creates the ‘cat run’ so that the cats can go outside, and take a short stroll to the gazebo along a cleared path in the back.
Mom could not have chosen a more perfect time to visit Guyana. We all look forward to celebrating her 89th birthday when she returns to Canada in February.