I'm home. Never been so glad to type those two words in my life. Don't get me wrong. Atlanta was lovely. The people were so nice and friendly and the weather was glorious. There were just parts of my trip (or perhaps the person I shared a room with on my trip) that were frustrating. HOWEVER... I'm not going to discuss that frustration here. Let's just say that I have arrived home with a sizeable wound in my tongue which was caused by BITING IT!
I met the homesick Canuck otherwise known as the artist, Jodi and Hockey Mom who were both funny and endearing and just so darned nice. This was my first PLANNED blogger meeting. (I met another blogger quite by accident one day... one who seems to have taken leave of the blogosphere.)
We ate at an Ethopian restaurant where we were treated to a video of ethnic dancers. I had no idea that the human body could shimmy that fast. After supper, Hockey Mom gave me a nice tour of Atlanta and the sights. Some call it "lost" others call it a sightseeing tour.
Please go to Jodi's blog for photos. Well, that is if you want to see a photo of me playing with my cankle sock and looking so much like my father (except for the ponytail) that I want to crawl out of my own skin (my dad is a handsome guy... I just don't want to be a "handsome" woman, if you know what I'm sayin'). My photos are still on the film that needs to be developed.
So, you've noticed the title of this entry. I started typing this on Saturday night, in my bed where I was sitting on a heating pad and wearing the turtleneck quasi-poncho thingy that I made for surviving our self-imposed ban on heat. Last year at this time, Andrew was in England and I turned the heat on the morning before he got home. This year, he's here to experience the joy of the crisp fall mornings... the frosty afternoons and the sight of the dishcloth, steaming as it sits on the counter. He can marvel with me as our breath cuts through the cold air in our bedroom.
The challenge is on, gang... It is 15 Celsius (about 59F) in my house right now. It got down to 12C (about 52F) before I turned on the furnace last year on October 26th. We're hoping to get past November 1 this time. Does anyone else want to join me in this challenge?