officially winter

Monday, November 25, 2013

the past few days have been snow snow snow, and i think now it's officially winter here in central newfoundland. we were lucky to not get hit as much as farther west than us (some communities were in a state of emergency with no water or electricity for days!), but there is a solid layer of snow down now and i don' think it's going to leave this time.
every year it's like my dog, kiwi, has forgotten what snow is until it snows again. she goes outside and sticks her nose in it and then gets lost wandering around the backyard (poor thing is blind), and we have to open the patio door and guide her back inside by speaking to her. my mom is so funny, i think she thinks kiwi understands directions and is always saying "to the left kiwi, there's a step. nope - nope - a little further - thereeeeee you go!"

saturday night

Saturday, November 16, 2013

i haven't said much here lately at all, but there hasn't been a whole lot happening in my life. i go to work and i go home and i countdown the days until i move across the ocean.
anyway, a little snippet of tonight. it's chilly out (the snow we had all melted but the weather hasn't warmed at all), so a cup of tea and a good movie seemed perfectly in order. so i put the kettle on, but it didn't seem right to have tea on a saturday night without a treat to go with it. and so i quickly whipped up a batch of little shortbread critters (i really do mean whipped up - they took about 15 minutes to make as i've been making them since i was five years old). i popped on you've got mail - one of my all time favorites - wrapped myself in a duvet and snuggled into bed with my tea hot in my hands.
hope you're having a lovely weekeend!