Monday, January 04, 2016

Monday Mutterings

1. Winter is finally here, even if it has only been so for a week. Last Monday we were still green although we were experiencing freezing rain on that day. Then we had a major storm Monday night and through Tuesday. Since then it has snowed a few more times, so much so that it is hard to believe that it was green such a short while ago. With the depth of the snow, it rather looks like we have been locked into winter for a month.

2. Today it is -20C/-2F and with wind chill it feels like -30C/-22F. But I bundled up and went for my after-school-bus walk anyway. With my layers, I was actually too hot by the time I got back home, but I needed them while I was stationary waiting for the bus.

3. With the sun on snow and the nice crisp air, it was rather wonderful out although aside from warming up a little too much, my face got a might chilly when I was walking into the wind in the early stages of my outing.

4. We went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday. What with the double purchase of 5 tickets (remember the cancellation on the snow day?) and snacks and post movie visit to the cafe, it was pretty much a $200 outing. But we split the cost with Shauna, so it wasn't too onerous a blow.

5. It makes one think that pre booking tickets too far in advance in Canada in winter is not the best of ideas. Even yesterdays trip into the city had me a little uptight due to blowing snow drifting across the roads.

6. The Force Awakens reminded me very much of the original Star Wars, which isn't a bad thing. You'll know what I mean if you see it.

7. IMO you should see it. Good entertainment.

8. We watched in 3D. I don't think it improved the experience much if at all, but I had no problem with it either.

9. We (as in Sue) has most of the Christmas decorations down, but we enjoy them while they last.

10. I often wish there was less food and treats over the hols. The eating starts too early and lasts too long, and I can't help myself. I do feel better about myself when it stops ... or I stop, to be more precise.


Jackie said...

Enjoy each day....
Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2016.
PS Hubby took our Christmas tree down while I was in town doing errands. It was wonderful to know that he did all that work (for me) as a surprise when I got home that afternoon.

Marie Smith said...

Can you say, "Cantina?" That's my only comment about the new Star Wars.

We have snow every day. The grip of winter is particularly miserable already, though it will have to go some to be worse than last year, which didn't start until late January. Spring is coming one of the bloggers said yesterday and I'm holding on to that note.

I hope you can continue your walks in the snowy weeks ahead.

Shammickite said...

Some sporadic snow on the ground here but you seem to have a lot more than we do. Menfolk all went to see Star Wars, left the womenfolk at home! Christmas is back in the Christmas box, all except a string of outside lights which have mysteriously stopped working, will investigate tomorrow when it's not so c-c-cold.

ADRIAN said...

This country would grind to a halt were we to have those conditions.

TexWisGirl said...

glad you got to see the movie. and that you enjoyed it, too. :)

Tabor said...

You are correct in that there is too much good food...STOP. My husband gets in a baking mood and I am lost. I was not a big Star Wars fan of this most recent movie. Too much written for the money and not the spirit of the genre. But I seem to find I am in the minority.

EG CameraGirl said...

Glad you finally got to see the movie. Yea, getting tickets too far ahead is chancy tis time of year.

Mara said...

Still green over here, but cold. For Thursday they are expecting minus 13 plus a lot of wind.

I have not seen a single Star Wars movie, so doubt whether I will go and see this one.

Kerry said...

I was locked in yesterday due to an ice storm, but I sure am glad that we are actually having winter weather this year. So much better than lat year's drought.
Still planning on seeing Star Wars, and pretty sure it will be in the theaters for quite awhile. :-)

Lorna said...

that was a good mumble.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Agreed that getting tickets in advance can be risky in areas of wintey weather. We've made reservations for a Feb getaway here in New England and made sure to ask in advance about the cancellation policy as it's a 2 hr drive away. Glad the family outing to see Star Wars finally happened despite the increased cost. It's not on my list of "to see" films although Pat is a fan so we will hole to find it playing in a theatre with alternate choices and we will both be happier.