Monday, January 28, 2013

Slippery weather

Today was a day when people that couldn't drive in slippery weather should have just stayed home.

The weather has been very up and down lately and today was one of those days when we woke up with 6 cm of snow and the forecast was for freezing rain and then rain.  The temperature was just at -1 C, so it meant that the snow was heavy and hard to deal with.  While waiting for a bus, which was probably the best mode of transportation today, I got to watch people and vehicles go by.  One bus that seemed to have problems stopping and going around curves in the road was interesting to watch.  It made it to my stop without too much problem, but that was it.  It got to the next stop with some difficulty but leaving that stop is when it got stuck.  I am so glad that I wasn't on that bus because everyone had to get off it and onto another bus, so they could continue their trip.

People walking didn't seem to have too much problem, but not sure how long that is going to last because if we do get any freezing rain it is going to make the shovelled sidewalks very slippery.  So people that wore running shoes may find it hard to walk if it does get slippery.

The good news is this afternoon we are supposed to get to +4C, so a lot of this rotten snow should start to melt.  The bad news about the melt is if the sewers are blocked with plowed snow the water will have nowhere to go, so it will mean big puddles which drives seem to like driving through and seeing how high the water will spray.  So, let's hope that the temperature rises slowly, so it can make its way to the sewer so that puddles are very small.

So, for people that don't like driving in slippery weather, just wait until tomorrow, as we are supposed to have really nice weather and all of this snow and slippery stuff will be gone.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Using a word to blanket everyone

Recently, I was on Facebook and noticed that someone had posted that "Everyone lies".  Using the word everyone really frustrated me because she was saying that everyone, she knows, doesn't just tell little white lies but outright lies.

If you are upset with individuals, that is one thing, but it is very important that you don't use the word "everyone" when you only mean certain individuals.  It is understandable that you may not want to point fingers and name the individuals but using the word "everyone" is not right.

I know I don't outright lie, so that was frustrating to see that I was considered as someone who did by this person who I thought was a friend.  Yes, people can up upset and be frustrated but saying statements like she did really bother me.  If you are upset, take some time, and think before you post something on Facebook or any other social media because remember, once you have said it, it's out there.

Remember if you are going to paint everyone with a single brush remember that you are going to greatly affect how people think of you.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Our car covered in snow - Dec 27/12
For a lot of people around the world, snow is something we deal with a few months of the year.  Other people never see it as their country is a lot warmer and closer to the equator, and then there are others that deal with snow most of the year.

This picture is of our car buried in snow after 27 cm of snow hit just after Christmas in 2012.  The car was pretty covered in snow and all around the car looked the same.  It took DH a while (almost 30 minutes) to dig out the car but thank goodness the driveway was plowed out before we tried to move the car.

For some people the thought of snow means an enjoyment of skiing, skating, tobogganing and other winter events.  I don't mind some snow but have to admit that when we woke up to that much snow and when travelling I could have had a lot less.  I love seeing snow outside, but I don't like the slippery conditions that result when it starts to melt and then freezes.

So, for those of you like me, just remember it only lasts a few months each year.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Goal setting and goal review

It's hard to believe that 2012 is over, and a new year has started.  It's now time to review my 2012 goals and set some new goals for 2013.

2012 Goals:
1.  Blog four times each month - didn't achieve this
2.  Write content for company website - tried to do this and ended up with draft items
3.  Achieve CAPM - achieved February 2012
4.  Learn to take time for myself - ongoing

2013 Goals:
1. Blog four times each month
2. Complete 3 course toward Fundraising Certificate
3. Write a minimum of 15,000 words a month.
4. Take time for me on a regular basis.

My goals this year a little different but of course there are some courses involved just like last year.  I really enjoy taking different courses, so figured it was time to do something a little different.

Now to see how things go over the next little while.  I know that work is picking up for me, but I enjoy being busy, so that is fine with me.