Just in case anyone was wondering, I am alive. You can all return from the edge of your seats now.
I won't attempt to catch y'all up on the last month, because it would be an insanely long post, and I just don't have the patience. :) You can just assume that Christmas and New Years' and all the celebrating that went along with the holidays were excellent. (and you'd be right.)
Today I'm simply relieved that the glacial two weeks (or more?) we had here when I got back from Oregon are over. It really wasn't any fun getting up for work and scraping off the ice in 5-degree-weather ... every day for two weeks. Not that I ever thought weathermen were incredibly reliable, but I felt like they kept on predicting at-least-freezing temperatures simply to torment me. (oh, i'm sorry, do i sound like a baby? i don't care; it was TOO COLD!) The first day it reached 32 again, I was excessively happy. And "excessively" in this case is no exaggeration.
Now is the season for list-making: resolutions, places to visit, people to see, repairs to make, music to practice. It seems pretty daunting when I lay it all out at once, but I'll try to take one day and one goal at a time (maybe two goals if the first one isn't terribly difficult).
Today's Focus List: The Groceries. (quite possibly the most important list, period.)
"Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts." -Pierre Trudeau