Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. It is beginning to look like Christmas - and I am loving it - well most of the time - must admit when I have to go out and deliver mail in the minus 20's it is not my favourite - but such is life. Have not had to go out to deliver mail very often - even though I spoke with the boss and she told me that I would be doing two portions - delivering mail - and then my four hours of RTS as well. Went in on Monday to start and was relegated to working in the depot - not that I really minded - it was minus 38 with the windchill - only drawback was that I was dressed to work outside and I just about melted. Went back on Tuesday all bundled up again and was in the depot yet again - then on Wednesday I was told not to come in early - so guess I will be heading in for 7 a.m. - as there are temps who were hired after me who do this and get work - so .... as all work is supposed to be given according to seniority - I am going to show up and see what happens.
By Thursday the weather had turned to become quite warm - well all things considered - from in the minus 30's to minus teens - much better. Saturday Marian and I took in the bazaar that was held by the Golden Years group - great deals and some really nice handmade things. I did not buy a lot - as I have NO room to take any more back to Egypt. Would have been a great place to take the kids to get gifts for Mom and Dad - nice things and very reasonably priced - Marian scored some really good gifts for the grandkids. They manage to keep the prices low by using donated goods - great place to donate excess fabric, yarn, etc. After that we headed to Heritage Park to take in an Old Fashioned Christmas - a great thing for a family to go to - they had a small skating area, two bonfires, horse rides, hay ride, maple syrup in snow, pictures with Santa - entrance was a cash donation - most of the rides required that you purchase some coupons - coupons were $2.00 each - so the rides varied in price from $4 to $10 each. They were renting sleds - you had to give them $5.00 and when you brought the sled back you got your money back. Was a nice day for it - not too cold and a bit of snow coming down. It is still snowing now - but the flakes are nice and big ones - not wet though still dry.
Last night after we got home we curled up in Marian's bed and watched TV that she had recorded - I managed to get a fair bit done on a cross stitch project that I am working on - and of course as usually happens when I am working on my cross stitch time got away from me - it was midnight before I realized it - OMG.
Got up this morning around 7 and started baking - meant I had to clean up the kitchen first so that I could find place to work. On Friday we had gone to WalMart - they had a Kitchen Aid mixer on sale for a good price - when I made cookies on Thursday one of the beaters on Marian's antique Sunbeam MixMaster bought it - needs to be replaced or repaired - and replacing it will be a challenge - as the machine is likely around 40 years old - used to belong to our maternal grandmother - I can remember it being used when I was a little kid - and that was a LONG time ago. The Kitchen Aid was on for 188 instead of 288 - but we saw a Sunbeam MixMaster for $88 - and went with that - Marian is not much into baking - no time for such things - so we (I) figured the Sunbeam would suit her just fine - I will likely use it more than she will. I have managed to cook up a double batch of kevling (almond shortbread) and have made up the dough for snowballs and regular shortbread - they are cooling in the fridge. Now I am working on supper. We are having ham, yam, squash and cauliflower and brocolli. Ham is in the oven, yam has been 'par' cooked in the microwave and now I need to tend to the other veggies. So will say TTFN until next time.