Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It can snow all it wants - - what do I care???

This semester is officially over for me!  My last class was today, but the university has closed due to "snowmagedon". Against my better judgement, I drove in to London yesterday, and handed in my final assignment --it wasn't due until Friday, but since it was done...and I HAD arrived alive despite the horrific road conditions, and nightmarish driving habits of those I shared the road with.

Soo....I'm technically "off" until January.  What will I do to fill my hours?

  • I'm reading:

The Best Laid Plans  by Terry Fallis

The Birth House by Ami McKay

The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou

Essex County by Jeff Lemire

Unless by Carol Shields

Yes, I heard the finalists for Canada Reads 2011 on CBC radio, and Lorne Cardinal (the actor who plays the dopey cop on Corner Gas) was waxing poetic about "Unless". A day or two later, I saw it at the used book store, and I had a 50% off coupon in my hot little hands.  It was meant to be!

The only other book on the list I have already read is "Birth House" by Ami McKay.  It was a great story! (And I generally loathe Canadian fiction, but read it anyway - - sort of like getting vaccinations...'cuz it's probably good for me.)

  • Renovations/redecoration:
The bedroom that was formerly Sailor Boy's is painted, and the new flooring is all but done.  I think we can probably finish it up today, since all three of us are home due to the snow.

  • Volunteer work:
I'm going to be doing some community outreach work at the food bank in the new year. However, I'm going to be spending some time there this month, getting familiar with the operation, and deciding on how I want that work to look.

Also, I'll be doing some time at the law clinic over the school holidays, just to keep some continuity going for my clients.
  • Dare I say it?  Some crafting?


  1. I'm WAAAY behind reading blogs, so I don't know what you've been up to, but I hope sometime in the next few weeks you'll get to do some QUILTING!!!

  2. Wow it sounds like you are getting buried with snow in London ,here in Hamilton we have none at all .Stay indoors where its safe and warm .

  3. I'm glad you get a little break. You're SO busy!

  4. Welcome back to blog land......
    I hope you get your hands on some fabric too!

    Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas