Thursday, October 25, 2007


I love snow clouds, but I hate snow
(cozy dreams/brutal reality)

The price of oil is increasing, but the price of gasoline is decreasing

(thank you strong Canadian dollar in a North American market)
I wore a tank top all yesterday afternoon and woke up to the ground covered in snow this morning.

Tonight I closed the curtains for the first time this season.

Do you do the same thing? Open the curtains during the day in the winter and close them at night, but open them at night during the summer and close them during the day? Who needs air conditioning when you can run around adjusting curtains all summer long?




Thanks again (and again and again) for all the thoughtful advice you have given me on my job offer dilemma. Everything that you said gave me a fresh perspective and helped me determine what things are really important to me.

It's amazing how long I can go without any introspection, if not pushed.

I believe I have made a decision. I'm going to have a pow wow with the family tomorrow after Jerry gets home from his week in America.

I will keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

Hey Little Sister,
Go for it.
My commute takes 10 minutes in the summer and 15 in the bike. LOVE IT!
There is no way on this planet that I could spend that amount of time "going to work". I guess a individual could get really good at multi tasking! Or suffer from a extremely bad case of road rage.
We'll have to discuss this issue at Grey Cup............but I would go for it.

Toccata said...

Good to see you are still wanting to talk to us after all our advice. Speaking for myself I know I am certainly much better at giving advice to others than dealing with my own dilemas! Hey, it looks as though Bruno will be on the couch by your side during the Grey Cup! Of course we'll all be cheering for the mean green machine! Go Roughies! Ok, maybe we're not quite there yet but I can dream can't I?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You spent your week in America too. Last time I checked Canada is in still in North America sugar. I'm just saying, that's all.

Allison said...

This post made me smile ---> :D

Just in case you forgot what a smile looks like.

I believe English girls have fur on their insides. Its bloody cold here and they are walking around without coats in tank tops and mini skirts.

Nonsense, I say! I close my curtains to it all today.

jim dandy said...

curtains...yup. open, close, open, close. open in the winter to let the sun in, and closed in the summer to keep the light out.
wow, I've been in America all week too!

JustRun said...

"...weekend in America."
I must be tired, that was just so amusing to me.

Good luck with the pow wowing.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hey Bruno! Why does it take you 5 minutes longer in the winter? Because you have to keep stopping to chip the icicles off your moustache?
Really looking forward to seeing you for Grey Cup!

I will cheer for Saskatchewan if Winnipeg is not in the Grey Cup, Toccata. Deal? Don't think there is too much danger of Calgary being there anyway.

We like to think that we are beyond being North Americans now, Dr M, since our dollar is so much more superior and everything.

Sometimes the only option is to close your curtains to the whole scene, Al. Maybe the fur is not on the inside (because isn't that where the Nivea goes?); did you check the hairiness of their arms and legs?

I'm rather surprised you didn't run into each other, Jim Dandy!

It makes it sound all so exotic, doesn't it, Justrun?

Beth said...

I closed all but one window last night, after having them (and the curtains and blinds) open nonstop since late August. I missed the chirping bugs last night.

She's Crafty said...

I'm on the second floor so I can do whatever I want with the blinds.
Ella keeps hers open day and night - even when I try and close them on her. I tend to close the blinds if it's super cold or the weather is terrible and I don't want to see it. I guess we are a mostly open house, except for privacy and bad weather.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh Beth, you don't know how I miss open windows! I open them in May and don't close them until September. I loves me my fresh air, and it sounds like you do too.

I like to keep mine open too, Serah, and spring and fall they stay open 24/7. Really I only close them, like you, to keep out the cold, or the extreme heat and sun. And I hate when I walk down the street and can't see into people's houses.