Monday, January 12, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Welcome to winter! I shouldn't be surprised- and I'm more or less not- but it is cold and snowy here. Sure, I chose to live in this country. But in my past two years here I haven't really seen a proper Canadian winter. It is warmer, relatively speaking, in southern Ontario, but overall, winter seemed to come in early this year and it is not going anywhere. Additionally, I think this is the longest I've seen this much snow stay on the ground day after day. We have probably about 5 inches now, but it's hard to tell without any true yards in the city and the snow plowed up on the sidewalks.

On Saturday night, I was having a few drinks with Olivia and a bunch of the Frenchies, and instead of going to a bar, we decided to have a snowball fight! It had been snowing for a few hours and we had almost 3 new inches to play in. It was really super fun. It helped me stay positive about the weather conditions: trudging through the snow all the time is not fun. It is a novelty about the first two times you do it, then it becomes irritating, then you get used to it. But I don't like the feeling of my snow boots seeming to add 20 pounds. Oh well, it's my last winter here!