• Our winter of discontent

    Vicky Laflamme
    As we navigate our way through the winter of 2014, we’ve heard all of the clichés pulled out of the cupboard across North America.  It’s “One for the books,” and “we’re having ourselves an old fashioned winter.”  And of course… “Is it cold enough for you?”

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    2014 Winter in Canada
    Photo courtesy of Vicky Laflamme

    Kids are delighting in this winter – schools are closing for ‘snow’ days, kids are out tobogganing, skiing, and building snowmen… all of the fun and timeless activities associated with winter.

    But for adults, the perspective may be a little bit different.  With schools closing for snow days, some parents are having to adjust work schedules.  We’re experiencing long commutes to work, higher heating bills, and of course… the shoveling.  Oh, the shoveling of all that snow.

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    2014 Winter in Canada
    Photo courtesy of Vicky Laflamme

    As I write this I am looking outside my dining room window at yes, more snow coming down.  Cabin fever is officially beginning to set in for me,  and in my mind (if I close my eyes tight enough) the sounds of spring are beginning to arrive. 

    But while we wait for spring to officially arrive, check out this Huffington Post article featuring some snapshots of our Canadian winter. 

    The first day of spring is March 20 … and I, for one, am counting the days.

    What about you?  Are you embracing the season, or anxiously awaiting its departure?  How do you spend your free time in these cold winter months?

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