By early afternoon, I was halfway through the work I had to do today and my chores were just about caught up. The sky was that crystal blue shade that screams “It’s bloody cold out here!” But it was so sunny that Outside called me, whispering my name enticingly. I decided I’d earned a long lunch break, so I bundled up and headed out into that bracing air.
Aaaaaaaaah. There is nothing like a dry cold with the snow crunching underfoot and a blinding sun overhead. I set off at a fast gait, planning to hit Value Village, a dollar store, and Subway where I would grab lunch.
My cheeks must have been rosy red when I got to my first destination! I then rediscovered the joy (not) of shopping after going for a long walk in cold weather; let’s just say you start peeling off the layers one by one! I found what I came for (a neutral-coloured wool blend cardigan) and what I’ve been looking for for ages (a light green pashmina shawl), both at bargain prices. Woohoo! The dollar store had a good brand of shoe polish on sale for $1 each and I’ve been needing some brown polish, so that was my next stop. I paid $5 for the same brand of polish in black at Walmart in the U.S. a few months ago! Then came a yummy Subway lunch. I just love their sandwiches.
I got in around 2:15, spun a load of laundry and hung it, got the last load (including my new purchases) soaking, and sat back down at the computer. I alternated transcribing, finishing laundry, and preparing dinner, and finally finished my day around 7:30, a small price to pay for getting some fresh air and exercise this afternoon!
This cold weather isn’t going to last. We’ve already started to climb back up, will hit plus three tomorrow, and are racing towards a high of plus ten midweek.
I’m curious about the week ahead. I’m either going to have very little work because of the U.S. Thanksgiving or I’m going to be swamped because I’m the only Canadian on the team…Share on Facebook