Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:20 A.M. It is wet. It is heavy. I've been out shovelling for 50 minutes. My husband has been out for an hour and a half. He's still out there. We've pushed two cars out that got stuck being sucked into foot high drifts on the corner. Winter has arrived in Southern Alberta and I haven't even dug out the hats, mitts and boots.
All I thought of this morning was the African refugee family our church has sponsored and brought to Canada. One month ago. They will be in shock today! Talk about not being eased into a new weather system. Welcome to Canada, family. Makes me think of this scene from one of my favorite movies, Cool Runnings. It's loosely based on a true story of a Jamaican bobsled team who debuted at the Calgary Olympics in the '80's. This scene is when the team leaves Jamaica and arrives at the Calgary airport never having experienced cold or snow before.
"I'm not smoking, I'm breathing!" Cracks me right up! (If you've never seen this movie it is hilarious and touching!)
Maybe this picture of a lovely little butterfly sunning himself on my deck not even a week ago will warm you today.