It's Sunday evening, and I'm not sure how it can be the beginning of another work week already. I'd sure like a weekend do-over if I could. I didn't get half of what I ought to have completed done...I'll admit I spent a good of the weekend lazing about.
I did a little knitting, My daughter asked for a couple of dishcloths and these are easy to make. I picked up the craft wool at Michaels on sale, so although I could probably purchase them for less at Wally World, it gives me something to do in the evenings. I've finished one and have started the second. I'm not the speediest of knitters so it takes me a couple of evenings.
The baby sweater finally made it into the mail on Saturday. I'm hoping my cousin and her daughter like it!
I did a lot of watching football...some of it curled up on the couch which is another reason why the knitting takes me longer than it should.
There were two Canadian university games on Saturday, and the CFL semi-finals today. The first game today was the best, tied up in the last minute of the game before a late score gave the win to the Ottawa Redblacks. The game between Calgary and Edmonton wasn't nearly as close and although Calgary tried to to come back, it was too little, too late.
Next weekend will be the finales for both the university (Vanier Cup) and the CFL (Grey Cup). It's also the weekend I usually set up the Christmas tree. I did pull out a few things this weekend including the wreath for the door and my poinsettia. But I'm having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. We've had such good weather, with the exception of a couple of days earlier this week. I even had the sun room open for the cats today as the outside temperature reached 6C.
We did get freezing rain, snow and colder temperatures last Wednesday. I had driven up to Saskatoon with a co-worker on Tuesday for meetings. We were planning to leave mid-morning on Wednesday but we awoke to a inch or so of snow, after a couple hours of freezing rain. Travel was not recommended between Saskatoon and a town about mid-way to Regina. She had a call from her mom, while my daughter called me, both concerned that we'd be travelling that day.
We waited until shortly after 1 p.m. before venturing out. The travel not recommended warning was still in effect, but the visibility had improved since the storm had moved on I figured the sanding trucks would have been out, we were on a divided highway, and neither of us wanted to spend another night so we took the chance. The highway was definitely icy covered, but for the most part I was able to drive with one set of tires on a dry patch on the shoulder of the highway. It was slow going for the first 90 minutes or so, but once we got past the worst of it the highway cleared up and we were able to make it home in just about 3 hours....it's normally a 2 1/2 hour drive so we didn't do badly. There were a few semis jack-knifed in the ditches but they had come off the other side of the divided highway and appeared to have been there for awhile.
Actually the worst bit of the drive was when we reached Regina. There has been rain and snow here too and the residential side streets were skating rinks. I hadn't yet changed over to my snow tires (did that Friday) so was quite glad to drop C off at home before heading home and getting off the roads. Today's temps should clear up the streets...at least until the next snow. We're forecast for flurries on Tuesday, but nothing like what has been falling in the mid-west U.S. I'll take the 2-4 cm...thank you very much.
The cold is coming in soon, with temperatures expected to fall by mid-week. Overnight low of -17C and daytime highs of -10C by Wednesday. Too bad I can't join the cats on the couch and hibernate for the next few months!
Have a great week everyone!