I should begin this post with a disclaimer - anyone living in the prairie provinces who is currently being treated to wicked weather might want to stop reading now. You've been warned. The thing is, when I read Nancy's comment this morning about getting tonnes of snow and then saw in the news that super cold and snowy weather was blanketing the prairies, I felt homesick! Please don't be angry, but when my widget (gotta love the new Mac) said you'll be going down to minus 21 tonight, I wished I was there.
No, I'm not crazy - herein you will find evidence that there really is no place like home! It's just that we don't get weather like that here. Stu and I were at the Continental Christmas Fair in town yesterday where I mused, 'It's not really cold enough for mulled wine is it?' I know it's just my 'wish we were home for Christmas' self talking. And I know that my family will scornfully remind me that I haven't endured a real Saskatoon winter since 1998 but anyway, the feeling's there. Sigh, it's been so long that I've even lost my street cred in scoffing when people here shudder over temps reaching zero and the green fields getting a dusting of icing sugar snow (I do it anyway.) Homesickness will make a person say the strangest things . . .