Winding Down with Naomi

Hmm...what is this all about, really? It's me jotting down ideas about things that go on in my life, and some occassional pictures of things I've seen and done.

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Saturday, November 22, 2008


That's 202! I've blogged a lot over the past couple years. This is my 202nd blog. Fun, hmm?

Happy Birthday Adrian.

There was a bunch of snow today. Is winter here to stay?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Finally-- SNOW!

Yes, it has happened. Somehow, snow has not descended upon me or my new town until today. I was pleased, yes pleased, when the forecast started to include snow for Tuesday (yesterday). I was hopefully watching out the window off and on yesterday- but there was nothing. This morning when I woke up it was here! They were chatting about snow on the radio show that wakes me up in the morning. I had set it early enough to be able to get my car cleared off and head to work on time too, hopeful that the forecast WOULD come true.

I got ready, not really seeing much of the snow (it was still dark outside). Then the surprise when I saw my car- only a small, slushie-like collection at the edges of my windshields. There were big fluffy flakes dancing down from the sky, so I was happy. The snow was easily cleared from the car (much quicker than the frost has been off and on for the past month) and I was early to work.

The snow was not a pleasant snow, however. It came with a biting, raw wind. The lovely fluffy flakes became icy stinging projectiles as I made my way in from the parking lot, and they continued in that manner all day. At first the ground wasn't cold enough so it all melted, but by the end of the day things had cooled down substantially and there was a nice layer of snow (read ice/snow as it was the fluffy flakes that froze like ice onto things!) on everything. The clearing of the car for the trip home took much longer- sweeping snow off then scrapping the under layer of ice off, but I made it home, and was tempted to take a picture of the trees behind my place, all prettily covered in snow.

Ah, snow. I want it, then complain about it. At last it is here. (And will likely stay for a long time- the way the locals are talking!) Now the cold seems justifiable (-1 feels like -9). Now it feels like Advent can be just around the corner, that I should get out the cards and start sending them. Now the Christmas wreath I bought no longer seems silly and I feel that I could go sorting through my boxes looking for my other decorations!

How do you like your snow?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


In that I'm not posting much, and am often struggling to pull myself to do things I ought. You know, like get out of bed, do laundry, do "homework" and the like.

Fun thing though- I've had my first NON-family non-long standing friend visit my place. It was nice. We went for a stroll outside soon thereafter and enjoyed the nice crisp fall feeling.

I'm also sluggish when it comes to posting photos. I honestly have some new and fun ones, I just don't feel like posting them...that is, wait, I might have a couple that you haven't seen yet, which ARE edited.

Like the ones from this summer when Mom and Dad came to visit and Fiona came with us to visit the Hopewell rocks. (And I think that's all you get picture-wise!)

Happy Remembrance Day to you all- thanks to all the veterans and military and all they've done/do for us!