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Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Baby

Pip--trying, unsuccessfully, to dig her slide out from under several feet of snow.
I have been suffering post traumatic stress disorder. A couple of teen years spent isolated on an acreage is Saskatchewan (Please read "Queen of the Godforsaken" when it is released--for clarity!) scared me. Then, on returning to Saskatchewan to attend university at 18, I spent one winter and decided the weather and I did not make good karma together and that the Canadian Prairies were not the best place for me to live. So, I booked myself a one way ticket to Europe and then onto Toronto the next year to study Fashion design. Oh, but there was a glitch...Peter...I fell in love with a prairie boy in between Europe and T.O. Love conquered my intellect and I came back to Saskatoon, after one year in Toronto, to be with my guy. And then we had two babies but still, I suffered. The social isolation and physical activity limitations chipped away at my sanity. But I worked, trying to find a way  to move  from the prairies with my new family. It took many years but finally we arrived in Southern BC--one of my destination goals. And, to make a long story a little shorter, this unusual cold snap in Kelowna has caused me to panic a little with the memories of climate limitations. Needless to say--I'm going stir crazy and have decided that as soon as possible I will start to winter in S. Europe or perhaps Hawaii for at least one winter month. 
Last night Peter and I went to the French film "Tell No One"-a little too convoluted and graphic for me. The American films show violence as fast action, blood, gore. The French like to show long drawn out human agony--the suffering. I think I like the fast action better. I cannot bare to see people in agony, even if it is acting. 
My day? Tidy the home--yawn. Get groceries--not so yawn as I get to buy ingredients for making treats. Painting my cougar. Taking Tabs and Pip to a Christmas party at Pip's daycare. Picking up Mist and her friend Lena for a sleep over at our house. Setting up the Christmas tree, downloading a movie and then starlight tobogganing in the forest. Weekend is busy with a Christmas party for Tabs on Sat and then a Peter and Melissa date night. Then a family invite to a Christmas party at the Arellano's on Sunday (Marc is the guy who made the film that was short listed for the CBC contest). I could natter on some more but will save my (not to be missed) philosophical take on Jesus and Buddha for the near future(lol!) Yet still, those who know me are nervous because they know I am serious.

2 Comments:

Blogger Sandra said...

You're just too tender Melissa.

This is just a glitch in the usual climate.

December 19, 2008 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Misty's Life! said...

Tender Shmender ! I hate the climate and that is it!

December 20, 2008 at 9:12 AM  

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