Toronto Weather

Finally I can see the end of this gloomy winter.

Everybody is at the end of his rope.  Just a few days ago, mother nature drop another 10 cm of wet snow and unknowingly husband walk blind out that morning.  He was rushing out as he was about to miss his bus.  When I woke up around 7:00am read his text message of how miserable he was.  His shoes were wet, soaked to the socks and he missed his bus.

Bus stop, 4:00am, -15 and wet shoes.

The moment he got home, he asked me  “Did you know that its going to be snowing today and tomorrow?” and I said yeah.  Snow was steadily falling last night when I went to bed so I checked if there is an active weather and yes, there is for the next 2 days.  Sorry forgot to tell you that.

While he was cleaning his shoes, he asked out aloud, “When is winter going to be over? I have enough of it already.”

Yes indeed, I asked myself that too.  When will winter be over.  I badly needed sunshine and I am literally counting the days and everyday checking the ground to see if the accumulated snow is starting to melt.  No and no.  Snow is still on the ground and we are above seasonal.

Today while we were in the living room and kiddies were playing on the floor, my toddler started saying “tweet, tweet.”  I said “Oh! bird lovelove?” and she said “Biwd, okay?” and points outside.  When I listen closely, I can actually hear the bird tweeting and I utter my thanksgiving to the creator.  He really knows how to cheer up somebody.

Bird tweeting heralds the arrival of spring and sunshine and fun games outdoors.

I am one excited mommy.  Finally my kiddies and I can enjoy the outdoors as we used too.

Thank you Lord.



Is it Cold Outside?

Woke up with the rain on the window glass. Great! Just great!

Our weather is one big rollercoaster ride.  We’ve seen a couple of days of winter like conditions and today is another thing altogether.

The constant weather change drives me crazy.  Planning trips outside becomes an ordeal not really knowing what to expect the next day.  There are days that the weather men got it right but there are also days that they are wrong, very very wrong.

It has become my habit of checking the weather for the next day before I go to bed so I can plan ahead on what time can we go out and where are we going.  Since we live on a low rise apartment building, there is no really dedicated play area for kids so we have to go out in a nearby park to play that mostly caters to toddlers and babies.

Back to the weather, it caused us a family day today.  Husband and kiddos were unable to go to church as it was pouring.  When we have decided that mama will just go to church by herself, the rain tapered off to a drizzle. Uhm, thank you.

Anyway, going to church by myself is something that I cherished before when I was single but today, it was an eye opener.  Without my babies and my husband with me,  I felt so lonely and my arms so empty.  I pretty much wants to go home but the mass has just barely begun.

If you’ve seen a person just bowing her head the entire time, that probably is me.

So as mass nearing its end, I queued up near the door and just stand there to wait for the final blessings.  I can go home ahead of the final blessing but apparently going to mass not listening or waiting for the final blessing is like eating without having a drink of water or soda at the end of the meal.  Still I ended up being the first out of the church, right behind the priest on his recessional.

Out I go and the rain’s back.  

But as what we always say, every little thing is a blessing, so I guess it is God’s way of reminding people that rain must not be an excuse to not go attend mass.