Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Freezing to death...

or almost!

In my previous post, I was coming back from the (almost) dead and now.... 

I am freezing to death!!!

What were my ancestors thinking when they settled in North America?!!! 


(These are my paternal great-grandparents in Toronto) 

You would think that growing up in Canada (Ottawa, to be exact) 
would make it easy to tolerate winter...

This is Mom, sister and I in front of our house...


(just kidding... we are in a glacier in France!)

There used to be a time when I actually enjoyed winter!

This IS really the house I grew up in...


We spent time ice skating on the Rideau Canal, making snow houses in our front yard
and tobogganing (as we called it!) down big hills!


 (I am in the red jacket... my awkward early teens!)

 But then, I grew up!

Sure it is pretty...



But it is no longer fun...
it is just COLD! 

 (yes that says -9 degrees Fahrenheit!)

and winter in upstate NY (where I hang my coat these days)
is very, very, very, very long!!!!

So I am trying to pass the time sewing...


knitting...


and watching the grim reaper wrapped in a flannel quilt eating Italian ice!


Stay warm!!!