Monday, January 2, 2017


Happy New Year!
I can't believe I haven't posted since October.
I got sick at the end of November. I thought it was a simple respiratory cold (which actually are never simple with me anyhow) but it turned into a sinus infection, and it settled in my left ear on Dec 5, where it proceeded to become an inner ear infection. I was quite ill for a while. Even though I was on antibiotics for the sinus infection, my ear didn't unplug for 3 whole weeks. I was very dizzy from the inner ear infection and it was ghastly. I recuperated enough to enjoy Christmas but it was low key with only Matthew here on Christmas Day for dinner. 

It began to snow on December 5th and it hasn't quit. It has snowed seven times total in December. We haven't seen the grass since Dec 4. Kelsie doesn't care for it anymore, poor thing. Here I am after my illness was nearly gone, in one of the blizzards.
It's been quite cold, with temps dropping to -9 C at night. Brrr....our street is never plowed or sanded or salted so it's an ice skating rink out there.

We had a quiet New Year's Eve too, as Leona didn't venture forth due to the ice. Robert and I watched the last episode of "The Crown" on Netflix, and I banged a pot at midnight and popped confetti onto the snow.

New Year's Day was a Sunday, but we didn't go to church. We ventured forth later for lunch at James Bay Cafe, and then went to Central Park for a walk in the gorgeous woods.

There have been some marvelous views in this winter wonderland.
Robert had today off, so after shopping for groceries, we went to Burnaby Village Museum which had free admission. I don't recall ever seeing it in the snow. We had hot chocolate in the cafe. It was delicious. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!
By Loretta Houben


nanas2 said...

Glad you are back and starting to feel better. Missed your posts. That is a lot of snow! Best wishes for the New Year.

Loretta said...

Thanks so much, Nanas2! We are getting MORE snow this weekend, so that will be a total of FIVE weeks with snow. Whew....