Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The S word

Snow. What were you thinking?

It's that time of the year, when they start throwing that word into local weather forecasts. Sure western Canada has been hearing it for the past month, but not us in southern Ontario.

Yes, I realize it is the middle of November, and I do live in Canada, where much of the world believes Canada has snow year round, but, truth be known, in Toronto, we are pretty sheltered from the dreaded S (snow) during the winter months. Part of the reason I live in Toronto, is because we don't get a lot of snow. I like that Toronto gets very little snow, and yet five miles north of my house, I could  be lost in a "white out" while it is sunny in my little neighborhood. Thank you Lake Ontario, for giving us that warming moderating weather.

The thought of having to start wearing heavier layers, even a proper coat, which I haven't had to thus far, and boots, not just for fashion, but out of pure necessity, uch, I'm just not ready. Call me a weather weenie - I admit it. Last winter was a breeze for us smug Torontonians - very little snow. But I know that two years in a row of that, is just not likely to happen.

Okay, I'll now take a deep breath, dust off my parka, find my toque, silicone my winter boots and buy gasoline for the snow blower. Bring it on Mother Nature, the snow that is. I'm ready for you, well, sort of, I still don't have snow tires on my vehicle.

My snow angel from two winters ago.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank You

On this eleventh day of the eleventh month, I take a moment to remember my two grandfathers that served in the Polish army and cavalry, respectively, during World War One,  and survived. Thank You.

Thank you to all the veterans, of the many conflicts, so that we may have this freedom, to openly say, a resounding, Thank YOU.