Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
Wow! August went by like a ball of fire! (You watch roll and you keep your hands off of it!) Seriously, it has been so busy I ended up in September wondering where those 31 days went. I've been busy moving my ageing mother to a new apartment. She left a remote area to live… Continue reading What Happened?!
Yesterday's temperature bordered on heat wave (23°C with a Humidex factor ("feels like") of 28°C). Tonight, I got out of a store after some errands and snowflakes covered my vehicle. Canada has no boring seasons. We get everything in a matter of days regardless of the season we are in. Sometimes we get three different… Continue reading I Kid You Not!
The last time I posted about snow was on April 16th, about 3 weeks ago. Well! Guess what? We are May 9th, and we are in the midst of a snow storm. Yes, you read correctly! Snow is falling right now... and it has been since yesterday evening! The forecast says 5 to 10 cm… Continue reading Let’s Take It in Stride
It is sunny and warm for the season... I walked about 3 km (what... about 2 miles). I met nobody I knew and did not have much time to sit and observe other than to think that going to the bank is now like stopping by the meat counter at the grocery store, or the… Continue reading Beautiful Day!