On Saturday we dropped my mom off at the airport at 6am. Only the boy was bright eyed and bushy tailed at that hour. We spent the next couple of hours playing with him in the truck and Starbucks waiting for the stores to open. Later we learned that SuperStore opened at 6am that day. Bummer, instead I went there at 2pm and discovered shopping chaos and unfriendly Whitehorsians.
Most of the stores were busy on Saturday and I was really shocked at how rude many of the people were. There is no need to be mean to your poor teller or to glare at me when I accidentally hit your shopping cart with mine. People need to lighten up a little. I had two little old ladies that were super cute though. I ran into superstore to get change to get a cart, then I ran out to get it. On my way in, these two ladies had just walked in and were surprised to see no carts inside the store. They lit up with glee when they saw me walking in thinking I was returning my cart. They were just so cute I traded them my cart for their loonie and went back out and got another. They smiled at me on every aisle of the store!
I was so happy to leave the city. I am really not a big town kind of gal. Nothing there really does it for me at all. After a few hours I feel overwhelmed with the pace of life there and look forward to returning home to Faro. But after this trip I went to Carmacks instead! Matt has been working there for the last couple of weeks and we spent two nights there visiting. Hunter was so happy to have daddy time and did not want anything to do with me at all. So a great break for me.
On Monday afternoon I drove back to Faro. About 45 minutes from town the wind started to pick up. You could see the snow blowing off the mountains. There was so much of it that it looked like clouds and eventually blocked out the moon!! The gusts of wind hitting my truck felt like I was going to go off the road. The next 24 hours were extremely windy, although nothing like some places that were getting gusts close to 100km. Ours were only topping out at 45km, but it just wouldn't let up! And to boot, my window in the bedroom is frozen open a bit and the howling of the wind was loud! I didn't get much sleep at all.
Yesterday and today was spent addressing the gazillion Christmas cards I have to send out and tidying up the house. My neighbour brought in my fake Christmas tree for me and I have it set up in the corner. Still have to fluff the thing out. I really wanted a real tree this year after having a fake one up north for the last 3 years. But Matt figured we would just be pulling the kitties out of it and the boy would eat the needles. So a fake one from Canadian Tire is in my house. For fake though, it looks pretty damn good. And pre-lit too. I seem to be having a few issues with the lights though. One section won't go on and another keeps going on and off every few minutes. Ah well.
So that is it! Nothing exciting happening here at all.
Oh. The evil white kitty barfed in my sewing room. The worst part was she also decided to yak a little into my thread container. I think she would make a really nice set of mittens.