November 22, 2010 How cold did you say it was going to be?

A picture from a couple of winters ago -- but that's pretty much what we've got right now.

Sunday was the official first day of winter here in North America.  And by North America I mean Canada.  It started getting cold last Wednesday.  Things got kicked off by a good old winter storm which brought us a bunch of snow.  Then on Thursday the tem

perature started to plummet.  We had -15’s (Celsius) through the weekend, and woke to -21 this morning.

The temp continued to drop throughout the day — we reached a balmy high of – 21.  By the time I left work it was – 25.  At 6:15 when I left for my yoga class it was -28.  By tomorrow morning we’re only going to get a couple of degrees colder.  It should be – 30 at 6 a.m., BUT the windchill will make it seem like – 42!!!

Is it any bleeping wonder that I hate winter!

I will do my best to be positive — but it would sure be a helluva lot easier if I didn’t have to face going out into that tomorrow.

Good night, sleep tight and dream of tropical breezes.



  1. souldipper said,

    November 22, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Oh yeah! That’s right…that’s why I moved to the Coast. However, Kath, it’s all changing. One never knows what is going to happen any more!

    Hope you have one of those car starters that you operate from inside the house so the car is toasty warm at least.

    Aren’t animals amazing in that weather? Bear are the only smart ones – all tucked in to a little cave. Having babies and not eating for months. Maybe they aren’t smart! 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      November 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Amy,

      Thank God the really cold weather is gone! Just in time for the Grey Cup. The only thing I like about winter is the absolute visual beauty of it. Hope you’re having a good weekend.

  2. November 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    i look at that beautiful picture and think of the cold and realise why I’m so glad I live where I do.

    supposed to be 28 above today 😉

    • klrs09 said,

      November 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      Oh, sigh — there weren’t even that many days where we reached 28 in the summer.

  3. Jill said,

    November 23, 2010 at 9:19 am

    The sad thing is the official first day of winter isn’t until December! This is just a preview. Yuck! Every winter I swear I’m going to move somewhere else.

    • klrs09 said,

      November 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

      Yeah, I guess I was jumping the gun by a month. It just gets so depressing and mind-numbing when the temps get that cold!

  4. Cindy said,

    November 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Don’t know how you stand it … but it sure is pretty 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      November 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm

      It is that Cindy, and I survive it by whining and dreaming — LOL!

  5. Chloe said,

    November 26, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Like Cindy said….I don’t know how you stand it. It’s reached minus 4 degrees (celcius) here i nthe UK and I was about to give up the ghost yesterday! I have experienced minus 15 degrees once when I went to work in Bulgaria…and that was definately the coldest slap in the face I’d ever experienced! Brrrr..

    Keep warm my friend..but think of it this way…by you putting up with such cold weather, you can provide your blogging friends with such superb photograps…that’s what I call service! Have a good day xx

    • klrs09 said,

      November 28, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      I will try to be of service! Today it’s only -10 — they’re playing the Grey Cup today — in Edmonton — a half hour from where I live. 62 000 in attendance — better them than me.

  6. granny1947 said,

    November 26, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    A fantastic photo but rather you than me!
    If our temp drops to five degrees we think the end of the world has come.
    However, our homes are not built to accommodate cold…no central heating etc…unless you are very wealthy.
    Have a toasty weekend.

    • klrs09 said,

      November 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks Granny — I was going to start my Christmas baking this weekend — but we’ve got a few people in to watch the football game. Should have gone out for a walk in the more ‘normal’ temps we’re experiencing.

  7. November 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Got the shivers just thinking about that kind of cold.

    What a lovely picture though. Does look like good baking weather.

    It’s not as cold here; but, I’m thinking oatmeal cookies tomorrow!

    Blog on ….

    • Kathy said,

      November 29, 2010 at 7:43 am

      Thanks Jamie — winter does make for beautiful photos! And cookies. LOL

  8. stacy said,

    November 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages

    • klrs09 said,

      December 1, 2010 at 7:19 am

      Preferably something like hot rum toddies or apple cider with spiced rum!

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