Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's f-f-f-freezing!

If you had told me 3 years ago that I'd soon be moving to a community so far north that temperatures dip below -40C in the winter, I'd have never believed you. I'd have scoffed at your naivety, in fact. Me? Intentionally cold? After two gloriously-drizzly, it-barely-gets-cold-enough-to-see-your-breath winters in Vancouver? Ha!

But of course, here I am in the true north, strong and free (though try telling that to my sister who's less than 10 degrees from the Arctic Circle!). It's funny, though - you really do acclimatize to the cold! So much so, in fact, that when it warms up to -5 or -10, suddenly it feels like shirt-sleeve weather. But then, it gets cold and you're forced to acclimate all over again!

So, imagine my surprise when, after days upon days of beautiful, -10ish weather, it suddenly dips back down to around -25 again today! Don't get me wrong - a day when I have to stay at the computer marking essays and writing report-cards is about as good as they come for sub-zero temperatures. But honestly, I had thought that winter might be letting up a little. No matter - I have my trusty glov....oh wait, you mean I forgot my gloves? Well at least I have my scar...oh...I don't have that either. Curse you, unpredictable weather! Don't you know I'm not organized enough for sudden weather changes?!?

Aaaaaand back to the happy place...

So, since it's clear the weather will not "kindly stop for me", here is a simple little tribute to the snow and the cold that I finished up over the Christmas holidays:

The toboggan is from Micheal's, painted and sanded, and the "Let It Snow" stamp is from October Afternoon, punched with the Stampin' Up scalloped-circle punch. I'm not sure who manufactured the old-fashioned paper, as it's been in my stash for ages just waiting for this project!
By the way, I originally saw a very similar ornament several years ago (my original inspiration for buying the paper!) though I have no idea where it was published or who the designer was. If you happen to know whose original design it is, please let me know so that I can give that brilliant crafter due credit!

And now, it's back to report-card writing for me...but first, a hot chai latte. A girl has to keep up her strength in this cold! ;)


  1. love the sled!! how cute! but sorry I can't do anything for you about the cold..it's cold here too in the tropics of 7degrees!
    I love Chai Latte's!

  2. Thanks, Jane! I'm definitely jealous of your (relatively) gorgeous weather!! :)


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