It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas

Wendy was away last weekend so I began the process of putting out the Christmas things… not much but the one thing I love is the Inuit nativity set. This was a gift to us one year when we went to Labrador – the Big Land – as they call it.  It’s always cold there. It reminds me of Yellowknife in many ways and of course, is a long way north.

It is mind-boggling to think of the strength of character and the enormous skill it must have taken to live out on the land in these harsh climates.  The average city dweller – me included – wouldn’t last a week!

Wendy and I have an invitation to return to Goose Bay/Happy Valley in the near future. I am really looking forward to it!

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Comfort food

When it’s cold outside or it’s the end of a day and I don’t know what to eat I open the cupboard and look for THAT can!  Yes, that’s right.  Two slices of toast, preferably with real butter on them, and hot, steaming canned spaghetti is just what I love to eat.

nfdThis is something my Mom would make for me many, many years ago.  You know in the years when I was an only child (insert my sisters sighing….) and when we would be alone with Dad out traveling.

Strange enough I remember my first summer working at Keswick and you could order this in their little cafe. I think it was $1 for the meal.  Oh what memories!!

At any rate this was supper one night this weekend and it was great!

Sumo Wrestling

I remember the first time I saw a real sumo wrestler – well, not in person, but we watched sumo wrestling in high school in a gym class.  All I could think of was, I hope those diapers stay up!  Big men – extremely heavy – banging around trying to push each other off the mat.

This past week the IT department took two days to do some education and team building.  They had Kevin Metcalf come to do sessions on SA history and mission.  I was only in for one session but it was excellent as you would expect.

After the education session was some fun and team-building.  People seemed to be reluctant to participate so I jumped in (that’s what happens when you are an extrovert).

Then the fun began.  It was a great effort just to put the outfit on and off, but worth every minute!  The group had great fun.

A few thoughts about us as a family and our interests.