Saturday November 1 – Snow Day

The view that greeted me as I stepped out the door this morning brought a smile to my face.  I love snow and I am looking forward to a cold, snowy winter so I can enjoy building and maintaining a community ice rink again.  I love the sight of my two favourite seasons colliding.  It’s not often I see snow when there are still  leaves on my red maple tree.

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Patti and I ran this morning.  She was a bit reluctant, but once we got going it was quite pleasant.

After a quick coffee I returned home to pick up Trystan and Owen for skating lessons.  It was still snowing!

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We had just returned home when Alun needed a ride to DECA competition, which is a youth business organization.  Alun placed in the top ten out of almost 80 competitors in this afternoon’s Regional competition and expects to advance to the Provincials in February.

We decided to go to Montana’s for dinner tonight.  Once seated it took a while for someone to take our order and then over thirty minutes for the food to begin arriving.  It was about five minutes between Alun’s meal arriving and Megan’s meal arriving with the others arriving in between.  Mine, a steak ordered medium rare, arrive cold, congealed and overcooked.  I complained.  The manager came over and offered to bring me a new meal on the house in twelve minutes.  I accepted and the new meal was hot and tasty.  The manager returned to offer free dessert, but we were all too full to accept.

Michael has begun cleaning out his mother’s house.  It is a formidable task as she was a pack-rat.  Peter and Caroline are helping as is Donald, Michael’s father, who has come down from Scotland to help.

The shed.

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The box room.  The door of which had to be forced open as the room was so full.

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The living room with the contents of half of the kitchen cupboards pulled out by Michael for sorting.

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About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am photographer and librarian at the Brampton Quilters' Guild. I build and maintain a community ice rink in my local park.
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