And THIS is why I hate Groundhogs

SNOW 1

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SNOW

Does this look like Spring to you?  These were taken yesterday.  The groundhog promised an early Spring!  This is NOT spring.  I don’t like snow, I don’t like slush and I despise being cold!  It makes me miserable and grouchy – especially when I am single and have no one to warm me up! 

I miss green grass, I miss birds and I even miss BUGS!  Yes, I will take the annoying bees and mosquitoes for a dose of sunshine and heat!  My poor baby tree is going to break if any more snow piles on it.  My snow boy is taking me for all my money (okay my dad’s money) because it seems he needs to come over every day and shovel me out! 

My arms, my poor weak arms, are sore from shovelling off my car.  This last bout of snow we received was wet and heavy and getting it off my car was a challenge.

As I was driving down the 401 yesterday I saw a young woman driving and all she had cleared off was her front window.  I wish it had been safe to take a picture and report her ass to the police because there is NO way she could see out her mirrors – any of them!  I drove in front of her because I was terrified she wouldn’t see me and crash into my beautiful car, and when I looked in my rearview mirror she looked very pretty – with her hair done and makeup done I am sure she didn’t want to ruin her pretty looks at 7:30 in the morning.  You know, I clearly didn’t care because I spent 15 minutes getting every flake off my car and came to work wet and worse for wear…but I didn’t come close to killing anyone so one point for me! 

Anyway, back to groundhogs – I know it’s tradition – February 2nd, the entire world where there is snow and cold watches and listens with anticipation of what that furry little creature will see (shadow V. no shadow) and this year I was happy that an early spring was predicted…until I saw reality – snow, snow and more snow.  Enjoy you winter people, you must be loving this!  Me, not so much.

Until next time – unless I get buried in snow and can’t type because of hypothermia,

XOXO Nikilee

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emails and falling

Last night I hit my Hotmail icon on my iPhone 4s and I got the familiar buzz of vibration saying I had an email.  I checked and it was an email from a guy – from Match.  Sigh – my profile is supposed to be off Match, but of course when you join a paid dating site you have a 3 or 6 or 12 month contract.  My three months isn’t up yet so even though I have deactivated my account I still am “active” until the end of February.

I checked the email and the profile from the guy who emailed me and he seemed real – lots of pics (Alex only had one) and lots of things on his profile relating to Scarborough (e.g he loves the bluffs and playing baseball at Thompson park) so I gave him the benefit of the doubt and emailed back saying hi and telling him about Cuba (he had asked if I planned to travel this winter).

I am not even getting excited about the prospect of talking to someone new because for all I know he is some guy in an African hut with a list of ladiesto scam, but time will tell…I am also trying extremely hard not to be cynical.

This morning there was a tonne of snow on my car and as I started to brush it off (I really miss my underground parking garage) I slipped on a patch of ice and slid under my car.  My knee banged off my car and a sharp shiver went straight up my back.  I was not not happy.  I was now wet, sore and running late for work, 3 things that don’t impress me much!

I am so happy it is Friday – tomorrow I babysit Ms. J for a sleepover and we are going to have a blast!  Princess movies, chocolate chip pancakes and cookies!  WOOT WOOT!  SO MUCH FUN.

XOXO Nikilee

Top 5 things I thought about while stuck in traffic

I am really liking the Top 5 list.  So here is another one.  To set the scene: this morning, mother nature vomited snow all over Toronto.  And not just snow, but rain, ice and wind.  This is the first real snow Toronto has seen this season.  I shouldn’t complain, I am well aware of this, but I whine a lot about a lot of things, so I am. It took me over 1.5 hours to get to work – normally takes 20 -30 minutes MAX!  At one point I sat on the highway off ramp for 40 minutes and in that 40 minutes I had a lot of time to think and pray because there is only so much radio one person can listen to and I own no good CD’s. 

I did not take this picture - relax, I googled it!

1. Why doesn’t Toronto make it mandatory for everyone to buy winter tires?  I mean, I didn’t slip or slide once today and there was people slipping and sliding all over the place like their car was wearing ice skates.  What an image.  I wonder if there would be a drop in accidents if it were mandatory??

2. I wish Roz and Mocha on kiss 92.5 would have more talk radio.  I mean they are funny!  I love their radio show, but they play way to much music that I can hear on other radio stations.  I want to hear their friendly/unfriendly banter.  And Maurie!  I love Maurie!  Please Roz and Mocha, talk more, play less music!

3. I can’t fast with food today.  I need to eat!  Blueberry bagel, here I come!  I need you, crave you and if I had just gotten to work before 8:30 I might have been able to resist your sweet aroma, but unfortunately I am stuck in traffic smelling you and now you must be eaten – fasting for today is NO SMOKING!  Let me tell you, if I had a cigarette in my car, she would have been smoked.  However I wouldn’t have needed the bagel then and been able to keep my fast.  However I would have smoked and broke my promise to myself and my health…I was screwed either way.  So I ate, but I apologized to God first.  And let me tell you, blueberry bagels, lightly toasted with butter is AWESOME!

4. I hope for my mother’s sake her boyfriend ends up okay.  Biker dude has throat cancer.  He had to get some wire mesh thing put in his throat so he can eat and if it takes he can do chemo and should hopefully live another year or more.  If it doesn’t take…well lets just say it won’t be good.  My mom has had a rough go the past 10+ years and as much as it is her own doing and consequences of choices she has made, I love my mother and she wants biker dude to get through this so I do too.  I added him to my prayer list this week.

5. Finally, why do I work at an office so far away when there is an office with a couple of my favourite ladies at it just 5 minutes away?  Why??  I don’t know.  I love being in the Employment Centre, I don’t want to be back on a caseload.  I have made a couple of really good friends here who I would be devastated to lose touch with and the SDP’s are great!  So as much as I HATE the drive in the winter, I have to suck it up buttercup and keep going because I have made the choice to stay here for at least a year.  I’m just glad my ladies from the other office love me enough to see me outside of work!

And that’s it folks.  These are the things I thought about while sitting in snow, rain, ice, wind and traffic.  I hope you have all had a great day *said quite sarcastically*

XOXO Nikilee