We’ve had record snowfall here in Kamloops and we, like many others, have literally been snowed in. City workers were unable to keep up with the volume of snow that fell in such a short period of time and many people found themselves housebound waiting for roads to be cleared. Flights in and out of the airport were cancelled and for the first time in 37 years schools were closed.
And the snow kept falling.
It was pretty to look at from the warmth and safety of home. Not so pleasant for those (like my hubby) who spent a lot of time outside clearing snow from their own, and neighbours, driveways.
To be honest, I enjoyed the snow days. It seemed like the quiet days of the holiday season were extended a bit and I appreciated it. The fact that we’ve got a pantry filled with all manner of canned goods, and a freezer likewise filled with food, meant that we could hunker down pretty comfortably. A few days when I have a legitimate reason not to leave the house? Count me in!
Have you heard the term ‘Decision Fatigue’? I can identify with how, faced with a plethora of decisions every day, one can become overwhelmed. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. In fact, you might be surprised at how often I wear the same t-shirt when I’m enjoying days at home. I liked this post about The Science of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear the Same Thing Every Day.
I’ve been reading about a new trend toward minimalism that interests me. While I don’t make resolutions for the new year this is a trend I plan to embrace at some level. Check out Why “Minimalism” Should Be Your 2015 Resolution.
Here’s a great article about making homemade pasta. I dipped my toe in the pasta-making practice a couple of years ago and look forward to doing it more this year. Yes, there will be future posts about my pasta-making adventures. The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta.
Okay that’s it for this week. Enjoy your day and enjoy your weekend.