Sunday 13 November 2011

Good TV

Today is the first winter day that I have spent so far this year. It isn’t terribly cold, and there is no snow on the ground…yet. We dodged the snowfall that hit most of Alberta yesterday. I think that there is skiing in the mountains already and I hope that they keep it there. I love to look at the snow and I don’t mind being out in it, if it is my choice to do so. It hasn’t been my choice to be out in the snow for the past few years. I am going to try and get my “snow joy” back this year.

What I mean by the first winter day is a house bound day. I did stick my nose out the door to get the paper and at different times I looked out to see if there was anything going on that was interesting. I did go out to the recycling bin, but by and large it was an indoor day.

I kept busy doing little things around the house. I even started on last year’s spring cleaning. Better late than never I suppose. I have given some thought to what I will paint on the window this year. The only thing for sure is an Easter ear Domo for my grandson Hurricane. For some inexplicable reason this is what he has latched onto for Christmas. Maybe some penguins and Elves holding a banner that says “Christmas Is in your heart: Not under the tree.” Hmmmm… Maybe not. I don’t want to belittle the “under the tree” part.

I almost started to pack up the knick-knacks that are cluttering up the tops of tables and shelves. They have to go before the Christmas knick-knacks come out to replace them. I think I will swap out the holiday dishes and mugs tomorrow if I get the opportunity. There is a big general cleaning that needs to be done before decorating. This year I decided to cover the front entrance hall in Christmas wrapping. I just wish it was really a hall, and not a landing. Perhaps that will change if Mr. Lotto and his wife Quick Pick come and visit.

My winter day ends at midnight, because I am going to the Fire station tomorrow with Hurricane’s playschool. I am not a real big on kids, but I do love fire trucks. I know who the biggest kid will be. I wonder if they will let me drink from the fire hose.

Really, most of what I did today is to think about what I need to do in the next few days. Sometimes we need these “thinking” days to put our life in perspective. You can’t just go blundering about the world without any plan. I did that for the first five or six decades and look where I ended up! Nope, from now on it is thoughtful calculation and then directed action. Well, starting tomorrow, because there is some good TV on tonight.


  1. Xmas already my god we were golfing today! Watched Bridesmaids on pay per view after dinner and laughed our asses off. B

  2. vending machine guy17 November 2011 at 19:31

    Hey, I didn't know you were familiar with that classic movie UHF. I even have the special collectors edition DVD!! Great minds think alike (and don't say "fools seldom differ')