Sunday, December 21, 2008

Where is the damn chinook?

I fully admit that I am currently a winter wimp and it has more or less turned me into a hermit. I'm so bundled up when I'm outside that most people wouldn't recognize me and when I get home I stay there.

We're a bit spoiled in Calgary as usually in the midst of winter we get a warm air mass that warms things up in between the bitterly cold. Every time they've forecasted one a winter storm swoops in and kills it. 

I haven't been to the gym since I started the new job at first because I had to adjust to the new hours now it's because once I'm on a bus home I'm not getting off.
Transit has been interesting. I can take a multitude of buses home from downtown but for the past week I've been working in the south. So that requires 2 buses and a train. The bus that goes to that location has a mysterious schedule so one never really knows when it's coming. Going there not so bad, coming home not so good. 
For three days in row I got downtown to a sea of people at the bus stop apparently they all needed the 101 and seven 104 buses had gone by. Luckily for me I could take either but boy did I feel sorry for the 104 bus drivers as people were accosting them about the location of the 101.
Gosh darn it Christmas brings out the best in everyone....

Speaking of Christmas, I've done nada in terms of shopping. It looks like it's gift cards for everyone.

On the weight loss front I've steadily maintained. Good I guess, but no where I want to be. I have not been organized with planning meals so I'm hoping it's a bit slower between now and New Years so I can put some plans into place. Starting Monday I'm bringing lunch and I'll make it the night before.

Normally I don't believe in New Year's resolutions but since I'll finally be able to breathe during this time I need to come up a list of reasonable goals. Even if they're ridiculously simple it's a start in commitment. 

I hope all of you are well and I'll take a stab at reading my bloglines which must be overloaded right now.


1 comment:

Tanya said...

I am wondering exactly the same thing. To top it off I lost my car keys out there in that mess somewhere (I assume... they were in my coat pocket). I'm hoping they'll surface when the next chinook blows through and hoping they'll still work if I find them (I called the dealer and a replacement is $85 + $50 to program!!!)

I was looking at my time over the past two weeks... I've been late 8 out of 10 days and haven't gotten home until 6:30 twice. Maybe once it chinooks people will be able to drive again?