To say it is cold here is a major understatement. We have spent the weekend in the deep freeze. Last month's lovely snowfall was heaven compared to this. Yesterday was snowfall warnings out for our area all day long. All weekend we have had -22 Celcius (-7.6 Farenheit) with a wind chill taking it to -34 Celcius (-29.2 Farenheit). Let's just say grocery shopping on Saturday and yesterday was not exactly fun. But it didn't stop the people from being out! The store's were packed! Packed I tell you!
So all this deep freeze stuff and some of you talking about this being the weekend you decorated for Christmas has put me in the mood to get out the Christmas decorations such as they are. One thing I am really excited about is my new Nativity. I've always wanted a really nice one now that I have a fireplace mantle to put it on and my wonderful hubby went and got me a gorgeous one. We picked it up at Costco. He wasn't too interested at first but then I showed him the price of nativities in other stores that were not near as nice and cost almost triple the price and he went straight back to Costco and got it for me. I'll post a pic as soon as I get it up.
Well, my sporty daughter was moping this weekend. She waited for weeks to watch the Notre Dame/USC Trojan's game on Saturday only to watch her Fighting Irish take a trouncing. Now she did not attend Notre Dame, we know no one who attends or has attended. Her sole reason for cheering them on is because their mascot and name are the fighting "Irish". For some strange reason she is obsessed with Ireland & Scotland, but mostly Ireland. I have no idea why. I am Hungarian background, her Dad is sort of German/UK heinz 57 type background. Maybe there is some latent Irish or Scottish gene in there somewhere. She dreams of going there one day. She uses 4 leaf clovers as her logos on MSN, she listens to Irish flavored music. She wants to learn to play bagpipes. Strange, strange, strange. Don't most girls dream of going to California? Mine dreams of Ireland. Hopefully, they are a bit warmer there.