What was I thinking?


December 11, 2009:

Genoa, Italy –  Sunny 15C
Toronto, Canada  –  Snowing, -5C

December 21st I will be in Canada, but first I have the priviledge of sailing in the Caribbean for 5 days with my husband. I will be on vacation for approximately 20 days, of which 4 will be spent scuttling off to airports and hotels. With any luck I will not get stuck in any snow storms like last year.

But this adventure brings me around to my usual packing woes as I prepare my luggage for 2 extreme climates. This morning when I switched on my computer my Google homepage informed me that it was -9C in Toronto! I look out my window at the sunny seaside and 15C here in Italy and although I have been romanticizing the idea of a good old-fashioned Canadian Christmas I can’t help but ask myself “What was I thinking?”

I used to love the “snow days” we would have in Canada when all the schools were closed because the weather was so bad. Now I see that the Italians have something similar. It’s called a “teacher’s strike”. How convenient that it just so happens that today is Friday and there are only 2 weeks left to get your Christmas shopping done? One thing I have noticed since I moved here is that strikes always seem to occur on Fridays…coincidence? I don’t think so!

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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2 Responses to What was I thinking?

  1. eloradaphne says:

    Get this, Vancouver forcast: Snow until wednesday then rain until the 24th….so much for my white xmas! sigh!

  2. Shelley says:

    I have a beautiful leopard winter coat you can boorow to keep warm bella and the sorrells are waiting. OOps, no sorrells you wore them during the flood of o6 in by basement!!! We will keep you warm!!!!

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