Sunday, 12 February 2017

Time Flies

Wow, another weekend is drawing to a close and it's already mid-February.  Wasn't it just Christmas?  

I had Friday off, and this week I did not go into work.  
Last weekend we got several inches of snow - which my son cleared.  Check out the double shovel action.  

We got a couple more inches this week so that was my job Friday morning (one shovel only and no photos).

The cold weather finally broke on Thursday and it has been steadily warming up.  - 6C as I write this with -2C forecast for this afternoon.  I may even be able to open up the sunroom for the cats as it has been sunny most of today.

I did my weekly grocery shopping on Friday and started the laundry.  And that was about was a lazy relaxing day, I even took a nap with the cats in the afternoon.

Saturday was much the same, I finished the laundry, cleaned cat litter, vacuumed the main floor, and cleaned the bathrooms.  The rest of the day I read, watched some television, and had a nap with the cats.  Do you sense a theme?

This morning I woke up feeling a bit more energetic and by 8:30 a.m. I had the dishes done (I'd left them soaking in the sink last night), made up some taco meat for salads and wraps and a meatloaf for sandwiches for the upcoming week, and washed the kitchen floor.  I sat down to catch up on blog reading with a cup of coffee, checked the television schedule and that was it...I'm done for the day.  There are several provincial curling events on today, with four games to be broadcast.  Bet you can guess what I'll be doing the rest of today!

I'm actually looking forward to going to work this week.  I'll be spending much of my time working on the project for HQ.  I'm looking forward to working with two of my favorite people who work in Ottawa.  We're doing a technical review of a pilot of a new system to be used by the supervisors in the field; it's always exciting to be part of something new.

Speaking of something new, the grandson is due in less than two weeks. I'm a little worried that my daughter is not demonstrating any desire to nest.  While it is typically a sign that birth is imminent she seems content to hang out with her b/f and his friends.  I asked her last weekend if she was intending to live with J after the baby was born; she said no, that she would be living here.  We'll see how long that lasts...   

Last up, I'll share a couple of (lousy) photos I took last night of the full moon. I'm not sure what setting I used but it obviously wasn't the right one.  I should have gone back in the house and re-set but I didn't think they were that bad last night.  

These were taken while the sky was still overcast.  By the time I went to bed (after 11!) the sky had cleared.

The moon was so bright it lit up my bedroom.  I may try again to get some better shots tonight.

Sasha has just come to tell me it is time to open up the sunroom.  The temperature is 12C out there so with the little heater, he should enjoy the afternoon.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. It sounds like you've had a balanced few days: productive and restful too!

    Fingers crossed all goes well for your daughter and your grandson's impending birth. My (former) boss is expecting his first grandchild anytime--I must check my work email.

    I think we've had about 8 inches of snow so far. Or maybe it's just seemed that deep in my driveway. LOL. Well, Spring is on her way, even if it doesn't seem like it at the moment!

    Have a good week at work and good luck with the project.

  2. I didn't even see this entry when I responded to a later one. I'm glad you are excited by something at your work-place. I ca't imagine anything exciting me about my job. Well, maybe quitting time on Friday...

    You must be a bundle of nerves anticipating the grandchild's arrival! What a lot of work, though - what a lot of changes!

    I like the pictures of the moon: quite spectral, really.


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