Given that the weather reports for Edmonton this weekend are grim grim grim (lows of minus 33, highs of minus 25 -- with wind chills of around minus 35 to 40), I woke up early this morning to get all errands for the weekend out of the way in one fell swoop.
I barely needed a coat this morning as I headed out to my car to embark on my mission. With each passing hour, the thermometer dipped a degree or twelve. By time I was done driving around (and paused to catch a movie at the neighbourhood googolplex), it was chill-lay outside.
I am now snuggly boarded up in my apartment, with no plans to so much as peek my nose out my window until Tuesday (when the temps shall return to a balmy minus 15).
Magazines to curl up with? Check.
Christmas Presents? Check.
Lessee, I got my father what he's been asking for since I was old enough for him to give me his Christmas wish list:
And I think my mother will enjoy her bungalow by the stream:
For my sister and her partner, I got them the only thing that I know with certainty they shall appreciate:
And, as per my niece's wish list, I cleaned out the store of webkins:
... which means that my present to my brother and his wife will be building an extension onto their home in order to make room for their daughter's new collection: