Monday, December 14, 2009


I put my tree up. It wasn't really out of a desire to to decorate, or an overwhelming festive feeling... it was the better choice between that or cleaning the house.

Now that it's up, it does feel a little more festive in my little corner of the world.

I'm going on my trip. I am feeling better than I was last week. Also - and this is really important - it was minus 40 outside this morning. -40 (which is the same, in both Celsius or Fahrenheit) is freaking cold out. These are the sorts of times when you hear "It's cold out, eh?" hundreds of times, or various versions thereof - add your choice of curse word darned near anywhere in that phrase and I probably heard it today .

I need to get out of dodge. I need to be on a beach, and feel the sand between my toes. I want to wear a tshirt and not have 8 layers on top. Yes, it's supposed to warm up quite a bit before the end of the week; but quite frankly, Alberta, I'm a little bitter. I think we need some time apart.

And so, I booked myself into the photography tour that I've been oogling. This is something that I've been wanting to do for years. That's not to say that I'm some sort of great photographer, or that I'll have frame worthy photos when I'm done. I usually use the default point and shoot setting on my camera, and I don't own photoshop. But darnit, I'm going to treat myself; and it's going to be fun.

And warm.


  1. Yea!!! So happy for you!! Uh, any room in your suitcase for a 5'10 American chick?

  2. Sure, come on down. Although, I'm not going anywhere particularly tropical, just a whole lot warmer than it is here (and I suspect Denver). I'm going to California.

    I'm 5'11, by the way; so you'd be the short one.

  3. A photography tour, very good. It will be very interesting to hear about it when you get back. I am so glad you are taking your trip and that you are feeling better. AND I am glad the tree made you feel a little more festive!

  4. Is that -40 without a wind chill? Ohmymy that is cold. Glad you're tree is up and your feeling better. I can't wait to see the your photos from the tour.

  5. Yeah - can you believe it? That wasn't even considering the windchill. It broke the record for the coldest temperature since something like 1927.