Friday, 4 March 2011

Up to my armpits in snow

Seriously!  Not even an exaggeration!

Up to my armpits in snow ...
This is the most snow I've seen since I moved up here in 2004!  There is no place for the City to put the snow the crews plow off the streets and sidewalks, so it's just piled up in giant mountains and in annoying rows right down the middle of the city streets.  Guaranteed it's going to be one NASTY mess when it does start melting ... assuming March "goes out like a lamb".

Busier than an I-don't-know-what at work these days!  New projects, two practicum students to supervise, and half-way through a 50 hour training course for more senior peer counselors.  This is the first training I've done since I certified as a provincial trainer last year, and it is doing two things:  (a) reminding me how much I enjoy and miss being in front of a classroom, and (b) reminding me how physically demanding it is to work all day and then all evening too!  Consequently, I'm dragging my tail feathers and looking rather worn out.

Speaking of looking worn out, I got myself a "new do" ...

New haircut - Feb 2011
My hair was half way down my back and at least 80 pounds heavier (okay, SMALL exaggeration there).  Hard to dry.  Challenging to style other than "ye olde ponytail".  So this is me these days ... no more dye, natural waves, wash and wear hair.  What do you think?

We won an award!  Well, not ME personally ... the organization that I work for won an award for "outstanding service in the field of local history" for a book of local pioneers' stories that we compiled and published last year.  That book project had a few challenges, and it was very gratifying to receive some community recognition for our efforts.

So what's for dinner at YOUR house tonight?  I'm having a major "Mac & Cheese" craving ... but my digestive system is not pleased when I eat cheese these days.  It seems that damned lactose intolerance thing has decided to become a major issue these days.  I need to find a cheeseless Mac & Cheese recipe ... although that just sounds WRONG!  Suggestions???

As for the rest of the weekend ahead, I'm going to follow The Boots' wise example ...
... and AVOID the snow!  Cheers!

1 comment:

Black Jack's Carol said...

I remember a couple of Montreal winters with crazy accumulation of snow, and confess I don't miss them:) On the other hand, it does make for a striking first photo to introduce this post:) And, I love the hairstyle. No dye, natural curls, wash and wear - these things are good! Love The Boots' cocooning example too. Oh.. you can buy rice cheese, although I've never found it has that same, satisfying flavour. Worth a try, though.