Blizzard my arse
So a few days ago I was catching a lot of slack about our “blizzard” that was making national headlines. People (not naming names) were rubbing it in my face and laughing and all sorts of crazy talk. People wouldn’t believe me when I said it wasn’t a blizzard….far from it. It was the almost annual spring storm that comes just on or around my birthday and even in Canada’s sunniest city, it’s no exception. However, it was not a blizzard. Not even a winter storm really. For that to happen there would have to be blowing winds, accumulating snow, bad road conditions, reduced visibility, etc etc. Not at all.…
So many people are bidding 2009 a fond farewell and kicking it to the curb. But I’m actually going to miss it… we actually had a great year (for once! hehe)! We survived all the mass layoffs in Alberta, paid down some of the massive student loan debt, we bought our first home, I watched one of my best friends get married, we are expecting our first baby….and we can’t forget about Scotia!! I’m actually going to be a little sad to bid it adieu but excited for the promise that 2010 brings! It’s looking like it’s going to be a good one. We are due for a little one…
I can’t believe that I *almost* forgot to tell you about this. Well show you. I get up yesterday morning and look out my window and what do I see?! Can you see it?! The GIANT flagpole in the middle of the neighbours yard. Well it’s right in the middle but beside the sidewalk. They mentioned they were putting up a flag pole but it’s not what we had in mind. We were thinking the usual one off the house or little one that goes by a garden. Not one you would find a school yard. Yowzers. Best part, it’s covered in Christmas lights. Can’t wait to see it all…
What we are subjected to
So we get to the clinic last night to see the Dr. and look what we get to wear. Even if you don’t have H1N1 symptoms you have to wear it to see the Dr. It sucked. It was uncomfortable. Hot. Claustrophobic. But we needed to go so on they went. But I will say it was a little un-nerving walking up to the clinic and seeing through the big picture window that everyone in there was sitting with these masks on. It was almost like a twilight zone. Creeeeeepy.
So it’s October, right?!
I wake up and hear the radio people talking about car accidents and icy roads and I think I’ve been in a coma and woke up 3 months later. When it really is winter. But I just shrug it off because supposedly it was snowing one day last week for like 2 hours and I come outside after listening to people complain and see nothing. Maybe a dusting. I don’t even know if you’d call it that. It was like dandruff. Dry, flaky, blowing in the breeze dandruff. But not this morning. I lay awake listening to the radio and finally haul my arse out of bed. Look out my…