The bears have the right idea. As soon as it gets cold, they go to sleep and stay that way till spring thaw. That's what I feel like doing today. It's our first real snow of the year (winter weather warning issued last night). Today is a grey, windy, snowy, blustering day. Not a day to venture outside unless you really have to. Not one of our pretty sunny snowy days, but just cold and ugly. I wouldn't mind except for the fact that Lloyd is out of town - in Arizona no less - and I'm going to have to go out when/if the snow ever stops, and shovel the walk and driveway. It's the law! I don't want to be fined.
Anyway, so far today I've done two loads of laundry, vacuumed, dusted, made the bed, tidied my scrapbook room, answered emails, played a few computer games and packed.
In reply to your unspoken question, Lloyd is in Arizona on a retreat with his staff. In his case, the retreat consists of a lot of golf with his boss, as well as organizing the retreat sessions. He has such a hard life! To be fair though, he's staying an extra week after the retreat is over and I'm joining him on Saturday morning and we'll spend a week together at our place down there. Then he's coming home and I'm staying another week and Mickey is coming down to join me for that week. When Mickey and I go down, we take a few scrapbook projects to work on so we have something to do between shopping, sightseeing, and lazing by the pool. Unlike our native Arizona friends who insist that you don't go swimming in the winter, we do. That's why we had the pool put in. If the air is a bit chilly, we just crank the water temperature up to 85 and enjoy.
By the time I'm back here up north, it'll be December and maybe then I'll feel more in the Christmas mood. I love Christmas time and the music, shopping, excitement, etc. but this year I just haven't been able to get into it. I can't even listen to my favorite radio station these days. They're calling themselves "Edmonton's feel good Christmas station" and since Nov. 12 they've gone to the 'all Christmas all the time' music format. Not to be a grinch, but isn't that a bit early? I don't mind the stations doing all Christmas all the time if they wait till December to start it. I love Christmas music, but I'm going to be sick of it by the time December starts if I listen to that station any more. Bah! Humbug!
Anyway, that's where I'm coming from today. Here's a picture a friend sent me. I've actually seen this animal bridge. It's quite amazing.
This bridge was built across a highway outside of Banff, Alberta, because the highway interfered with the animals' natural crossing and they were being hit as they tried to cross the road. The bridge runs parallel to the highway bridge, just a bit lower. It didn't take the elk long to figure out what it was for. If you can't read the signpost, it's pointing right to Calgary and straight ahead to Lake Louise.
Hope you're having a warm, cosy day today.