Monday, December 01, 2008

Mild and Mushy

That about sums up the weather recently! It didn't even freeze last scraping required when heading to work this morning. There's a couple of inches of snow on the ground, but nothing much to speak of. Very unusual conditions for this time of year. Colder days are forecast, but still above normal temperatures.

All is well in our little corner of the boreal forest. We are awaiting the return of Michael and Cody...they'll be here either tomorrow or Wednesday, and will be staying home till after Christmas! They have been east for the last little while, in Ontario and "La Belle Province". We decided it was hardly worth being home for a week and then going out for less than two weeks, so they will be home for four weeks. Jen will soon be joining us too!

We are heading into the darkest days of winter...but only a few more weeks and the days will begin to lengthen again. To be honest, I have hardly given the receding daylight a moment's thought. I've been incredibly busy for the last several weeks, winding up one job, juggling a teaching contract, and starting a great new full time job. Actually, I guess I have paid the early darkness some heed, as I'm now serving dinner to the equines of the family by illumination supplied by my car's headlights when I get home from work!

Soon I'll have to face the fact that it's getting to be "deck the halls" and "fa la la la la" time of year again. There's a trip to Kamloops in the offing on the weekend for truck maintenance, so I think we may do some shopping then. 'Tis the season!


Ruth said...

Sounds like you are happy about the new job. Congratulations. I cannot complain about our daylight hours as I know yours are even shorter. I hope the month is not too hectic for you.

Jean said...

I was only thinking tonight, as I fed the piggies by flashlight, that the winter solstice is in three weeks and then the days will get longer. Of course, the coldest part of the winter is still to come, with trudging through snow and hauling water from the house, but at least down south here it will be spring in about ten more weeks! (Touch wood - I've probably just jinxed it and we'll have snow into late April! :) )

Blossom said...

It's been unusually mild here too - I can't complain :) It certainly helps to keep busy, to get through the winter months. My days are fairly flying by.