After the Storm

This is what I woke up to this morning – thick snow and blue skies.

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The snow was halfway up the window in the spare room, and I definitely wasn’t looking forward to shovelling my way out. Fortunately, I made it down my driveway no problem even without shovelling. Unfortunately, I did not have as much success going down my unploughed street.

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This evening, I put some clothes in the dryer and the machine made such bad noises it literally frightened me. Thus, I donned my hunters and headed out to clear the vent area.

Unfortunately, even they could not protect me. Snow was up beyond the top of my boots. I sank into the fluffiness, later opting to climb over the deck banister rather than walk around it to get back inside.

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Despite the cold and the wind, there is still beauty in the snow. Kingston remains a lovely place in my eyes.

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Staying In

Oh snow. You have this ability to incapacitate people and cause them to hole up in their homes. At least, that’s what I’m doing tonight :) I made it out this morning for a supply call and came home to many inches of snow. About half an hour later – and with the help of some neighbours – my driveway was clear and my car found its way into the garage.

Hilariously enough, on the way home I decided to make the detour to pick up our next month’s book club read – Gillian Flynn’s gone girl. I hear good things about it so I’m excited to get started.

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I made myself some quick and easy pasta with green beans, onions, chicken, and cherry tomatoes to accompany this book, and I am contemplating turning on some jazz fm.

Anyways, there you have it – my plans for this snowy evening. Stay safe, stay warm, and I’ll see you all in the morning.

Oh, weddings…

In just over four months, I will officially be married! In addition to all the excitement leading up to the day comes all the things that must be done before the date. Kelvin and I tend to plan in spurts, doing huge amounts of stuff in a short amount of time, then leaving things for a while. The past few days have been one of those periods where we got lots done. I stayed up very late two nights ago (even though I had to supply teach the next day), but I think it was worth it.

In a nutshell, here’s what we accomplished:

– FINALLY finished our wedding app/website
– updated our budget
– figured out the A/V and DJ fiasco with our venue
– organized our room block
– booked our hotel room for the night of
– had my wedding ring shipped
– (almost) completed the design phase of our invitations…which we should have had done months ago >_<

Oh, and also, our photographer completed the blog post of our engagement session (which I have been happily sharing in cyberspace). You can check it out for yourself by clicking here.