Sunday, January 23, 2011

mind numbing chill

This has GOT to be the coldest I've ever felt. With the weather flip flopping warm and cold (it was -16C on Monday and then 2C on Tuesday), it's hard to adjust... I keep thinking that it's almost spring and then we plunge right back into the heart of winter.

This weekend was super cold with the coldest day of winter so far this year. -19C pre-windchill today. I thought my fingers were going to fall off. The gloves were useless. If I didn't have to go out, I would have stayed in. Even waiting for the streetcar was bitterly painful. With windchill, it was about -26C. Argh. And the snow. I slipped on ice on Friday night heading to the studio and did a wipeout. Luckily I caught myself before my butt smacked the ice, but unfortunately, my right wrist took the brunt of it. :( Anyway, I think I'm mostly better for now but I'm soooo hoping for spring right now!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

new year, same old

I haven't written in a while, but it has been a bit intentional on my part. Seems like time has been moving in slow motion for me, (work is slow and dull), but fall and winter flew by. I've never spent a year's worth of vacation in the last four months of the year, but since I did in 2010, it made the last bit of the year go by so quickly, and it was the first time the shorter, darker days didn't pull me into a melancholic mood.

Air travel is a pain as usual with weather travel delays, but I did go back to Vancouver for the holidays and had a more relaxing than usual trip. Yup, still crammed in all my appointments, was fed like a king and ate like a pig, but who's complaining (apart from the waistband of my pants?)

Now I'm into 2011 and it's been off to a bit of a weird and stressful start. All I can say is big changes in the next two years. I definitely want to get a move on out of this job... it is just a matter of when to take that leap. I'll hold on for a little bit longer to save up a bit for my studies and then we'll see what unfolds next.

Hope you had a good holiday and best wishes for 2011. :) Would love to hear from you if you haven't been in touch in a while!