Not a lot new going on - we woke up to a few more inches of snow after being blasted on Sunday and Monday. And we're due for a few more still - that's the only conversation around these parts - the snow and the cold. Our current relatively balmy -2c is going to slide on down the thermometer til it reaches -26c tonight!! Oh my!
I've decided to wait until I know what my tax refund will be before I make any definite travel plans. Thank you all for your encouragement!! Kazi has been encouraging me too!! It will happen - it's the timing that has to be figured out!!
Last June I received a $5,000 early retirement bonus which I'm fairly confident I was allowed to dump into my RRSP fund in its entirety. But there are always those niggling doubts when it comes to Revenue Canada and I won't entirely relax until I do my return. Which won't happen til I get my T4 and in this country that doesn't happen until the end of February. So...patience, grasshopper!
Nagging doesn't work - have you figured that out yet? You have? Why has it taken me so long?? My still-at-home daughter doesn't like being told what to do, or what she should (according to Mom) be doing. So I've been laying off the nagging and things are getting done around here - WOW - I wish I'd figured this out long ago!
Exhibit One: she did the dishes (without being asked/told/begged)!! We'll disregard the upright wineglass partially filled with water this time...
Exhibit Two: she's made her own list to go to the grocery store!! Baby steps people, baby steps! Again, no hinting or suggesting or whining from my direction!! ( I even added a couple of things after I took this photo!)
In addition I hear the washing machine going :) (I hope she does her sheets but I'll keep that to myself!!) She's been more cheerful and grateful and helpful contributing WINE and SNACKS (pizza flavoured Pringles are really YUMMY - who knew?!) And we're laughing a lot more which does my heart good. We're both coming off a bad year so I'm hoping we've turned a corner and things only get better from here on in.
Did someone mention wine?