After the Storm

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


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.



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.


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


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.


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.