Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How was your Monday?

Yesterday happened to be "Blue Monday" which is reportedly the bluest of all Mondays. It falls on the Monday of the last full week in January, and is the bluest for a myriad of reasons: weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, and the often inevitability of failing one's new year’s resolutions. These are all factors into making this day the most melancholy of the year.

What did my monday look like?

Weather: -35 with wind chill of -45. Most likely the coldest week of the year for ol' Winnipeg.

Debt Level: Higher than I would like.
New Year's Resolutions: I resolved to make it to work on time. Result so far? Failure percent rate  85 %

Health: If the snotty kleenexes, Buckleys and woolen socks are any indication, less than sublime.

Holiday Time: Nonexistent for another 4 months.

The good news?

It is now Tuesday. And only -29.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Christmas in Pictures

For our families and friends who are far away, I present you:

A Winnipeg Christmas

                                              Chloe and I hanging out while
                                             mommy and daddy go shopping.

The leg o' lamb meets his match in Yuri's 
cooking vengeance.
                                             A lonely, yet beautiful Christmas Eve
                                                           with just each other.


                                                         Our tree of many blessings

 Christmas Morning!
Lindsay, Chuck, and Chloe arrive just in time for blini

Tatyana arrives with more food. 
Russians love food. 

Waiting for dinner to commence.

Reveling in the rare glory of doing...nothing. 

Chloe is ready to eat.

A few days later...

Celebrating 3 months of marriage. 
A trip to the forks. 

At Saucers Cafe.
Jennie's favourite Tea Bar. 

Revisitng the place we got married, 
Assiniboine Park.

On our way to Otterburne for a New Years

Uncle Yuri gets..."The Look"

Despite the lack of mistletoe, these two still snuck kisses.

Beautiful day in the country.

Chuck and Yuri relaxing.

Skyping with Nanny, Papa and Uncle Will in BC