I thought I’d write a quick post about my general Christmas experiences in Winnipeg so far.

The trip home was fairly uneventful. Although Hugh Chipman (Arrrrrr!) was sitting beside me on the ride to the airport. And then our plane was delayed 30 minute while they located the pilot. I thought that was amusing.

I arrived in Winnipeg Friday night and have been freezing my butt of ever since. Today was the first day I didn’t wear long underwear all day. Although the weather here is really wacky – temperatures around 0 Celsius one day than near 0 Kelvin the next. It was -1 today, but tomorrow has a high of -22 (yes, “HIGH of -22”! meaning it will be colder than that most of the day).

The Christmas shopping is well underway. I braved the mall on Saturday and bought a few presents. I need to finish it all off before Thursday when we’re heading out to my grandma’s farm for Christmas. The farm is always a blast. Lots of relatives, great food (mmm kutya and perogies), and the annual Christmas bonfire (see picture) and broomball game. Not to mention numerous crokanole tournaments.

As soon as Kelsey (little sister) gets home from her fake bake session I have to head out to drop off that Fed Ex package, pick-up my mom her hair appointment, and pick-up Roxie from work. Roxie and I are making a ginger bread house tonight. We’ll see how that turns out. Maybe I’ll post a picture (I’m starting to like this live journal thing) – don’t worry I’m sure the posts will start to spread out soon.

Take it easy all. And if I haven’t talked to you individually, have a great Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and a fabulous New Year.

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