Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Not quite the Stanley Cup, or the World Cup of Hockey, or the Olympics. Just good old street hockey.

Yesterday, it rained. Then it snowed.

This morning, a wonderfully icy world.

But I don't think we are going to have it for long. The temperature is 1°C — meaning that everything is melting. Slowly. Very slowly.

While there might still be some wonderful options for hockey, driving is a totally different matter. Will I be taking the car out today? I don't think so. We'll wait until the city crews start to do some sanding on the main streets.

Instead, my beloved J, Her Ladyship, Miss Sadie, and I will be resting at home. I can turn on the gas stove to keep the basement warm. We've got lots of books to read, and there are a few household chores to which we can attend. Or we can just sit and visit. The joys of being housebound. Well, briefly housebound.

First, though, I'll make sure the walk is cleaned a bit, to our letter carried doesn't fall on our walk while trying to deliver our mail.

(For the French version of this story, you can check today's edition of Le Jour en Français.)


Diana said...

Ah... a snow day! I love them. Until they go on and on of coarse! One can only be stuck inside for so long before insanity sets in!
But I do enjoy a good snow day. Stay warm and read much! Love Di ♥

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, dear Rob...I'm stopping in to say "hello" to my favorite brother bear!! Hope you enjoyed your day!! Staying warm...reading books...sounds darn near perfect to me! Thinking of you! Hugs, Janine

Rob-bear said...

® Diana: Yes, it's about time for snowy weather. I actually like the winter, too, though it can take some "getting used to." Time to hunt up my cross-country skis.

® S&S: Glad you've been able to crawl from under your workload, Janine. I've missed you but didn't want to bug you with too many e-notes when you're as busy as you are.
You may also have noticed that I'm doing an "all French" blog. Not entirely sure why; it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Bear hugs and Blessings.

Rosaria Williams said...

Easy, don't overdo it!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear, I think that you and Miss Sadie deserve a warm day inside! I'm off to tackle the French version and improve my skills as well!


Rob-bear said...

® lakeviewer: Me? Overdo it? How could you possibly even think such a thing, Rosaria?

® Genie: Why work when we can rest? Especially when it's getting cooler outside, and there's a nice gas fireplace inside.
Et bonne chance avec l'autre blog.

CAMILLA said...

Bonjour Bear.!

Stay warm and mind that slippery ice. Good idea to stay inside in the warm with lots of good books with 'J' and Miss Sadie.

Don't forget that all important glass of fine whiskey on cold night before bedtime too,!

Amanda Summer said...

ice storms can be so hard on trees, but so beautiful to witness......

stay warm and be careful when walking outside, r-bear!! xx

The Blog Fodder said...

With Bear's luck, he will slip on the ice in the Whisky glass. And it is Whisky as Bear drinks good Scotch. Now I drink Jamison so it is Whiskey.

potsoc said...

Something is still amiss with you blog en français. Comments do not seem to get through and I get a message on my Email that SaskTel does not know you?

Rob-bear said...

® Camilla: Thanks for the reminder.

® Amanda: Fortunately, there wasn't too much ice on the trees anywhere I went, so I guess everything survived. Including the electric power lines.

® Blog Fodder: That is a consideration. Like the experience of the man who was reading a comic story. It stuck him funny, and he died on the spot.

® potsoc: Sorry for your troubles. I'm working on the situation.
In the meantime, remember: to err is human; to really foul things up take a computer. And the internet.