Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Another Brrrr Day

Sheesh, what a day I had! First of all, it's so berloody cold that my skin feels like it's freezing and peeling off. The temperatures were in the low minus but with the wind/chill factor it def. felt like -15! This morning, walking about 6 blocks from my bus stop to the office was hard and my feet/hands almost froze off. And then coming into a warm office didn't help because as soon as I sat down at my desk to blow my nose, I got a nose bleed! Ewww!! I haven't had a nose bleed in ages! The last time I had a nose bleed was when I was pregnant with Kay! Yuck, thankfully it didn't last very long only bleed for about 5 minutes!!! Oh I guess that is more than enough details.... too much, eh?

This weather must be really hard on me because I have been feeling really tired and drained, no matter how much sleep I get the night before. I feel even more tired after work, this evening on my way home, I almost fell asleep on my bus.

After work, I was suppose to take the Oak Street bus to the post office because I had a couple of packages waiting for me, actually two notifications arrived on Monday but the weather has been pretty horrible and I did not want to drive in the icy snow. Finally, I made the decision to take the bus because I knew one of the packages was going to be my newest handbag. But it started to snow again and it was very very cold. I decided to catch the bus home and drive to the post office instead. Lucky that I did because one of the packages was quite big! I thought the second package might have been one of those samples that I get from my magazine subscriptions (they are always sending beauty product samples) but it was my Pioneer DVD Recorder. Yeah it is finally here! There would have been no way I could have taken that with me on the bus. I also decided to take Kay with me so we could pick up some groceries at the Safeway, could use the extra hands although she grumbled as she changed from her comfy pjs to some outdoor clothes. At first I wasn't sure if we should drive because the snow was starting to stick on the roads but determination and after a few tries, I got out of my parking spot in the back. We drove quite slowly (about 40 km/h at most) on the roads and the only vehicles that were driving faster than that were the SUVs and 4 x 4s. This is normally at most a 5 minute drive but due to the weather conditions and with much caution, we got there in 15. I was shocked to see that Safeway had not ploughed the parking lot and there was a lot of packed snow which bits of icy patches. I decided to park close to the exit so I wouldn't have to struggle trying to get out of the lot. We probably only stopped in Safeway at most, 20 minutes and when we came back to the car, there was an inch of snow covering the car! As luck would have it, I had a snow scraper in the trunk of the car because last year it snowed and I did not have one which meant I was scraping the snow off my car with my credit cards! Kay and I scraped off the icy snow before heading out of the parking lot. These errands ended up taking us almost an hour! On a good day, it's only about 30 minutes at most! Sheesh.... it was a struggle trying to get home and I only slid (nothing major) once while turning out of the parking lot onto the road. The rest of the drive was pretty smooth and by the time we got home, I was really worn out! I didn't even bother with the DVD recorder even though I was so excited and wanted to set it up! Also, I didn't even bother cooking dinner because Kay and I had made pasta sauce a few days ago and we are still trying to finish it off. But I think this is pretty much the last of the sauce..... Oh if we have any left tomorrow, maybe we'll make homemade pizza! :)

1 comment:

peachy said...

i'm sure you hate the snow but i wish we had it in england.