Another Day on the Prairies

It has been a while since I have posted. Everything changes from one day to the next so by the time I go to write about something, things have taken a turn. ๐Ÿ™„

Our weather goes from snowy to icy to brutally cold and back again. I have all but given up on walking, which of course has been detrimental to my health. I have been working on my meditation, which is helpful and I have been enjoying sourcing out different You Tube videos on that – so that is something!

There has been an uptick of Covid cases, including quite a few at the plant where Dan works (right in his area ๐Ÿ™„). We seem to have dodged it. Personally, I believe Dan and I had it in February, which was when my health went sideways, but they were not testing then. The doctors can tell I have lung damage that suddenly shows up on scans but they cannot tell what caused it.

I went out one day last week to help granddaughter Genie pick out her Christmas present. Our favourite dress shop (Le Chateau) is closing down so we went looking for a dress for son Dan’s wedding and her graduation (should they have one this year).

This is the dress Genie went with. It fit her perfectly! It will look even better with fancy heels instead of fuzzy black socks๐Ÿ˜‚

Then, son Dan called last night to say that due to new Covid restrictions in Alberta, they are postponing their wedding party until next summer. They are going ahead with their wedding ceremony on New Year’s Eve – with just their children, officiate, and the couple who are standing up for them. They have had to wait long enough, they just want to be married already. We look forward to celebrating with them in the summer!

Dan & family๐Ÿ’ž

With case numbers going up here every day, we have stayed home as much as possible. We did go to Leon’s and got a new mattress for our bed one day. (Kat does NOT like it). Dan had to go to Canadian Tire so he picked up a new monitor for our computer. I went and did our weekly shopping early Monday morning – by myself. With things being bad at Dan’s work I thought this was our best option. I did amazing btw. There were only 3 items I did not get (frozen okra, oven gloves, and soda crackers) and I only went rogue twice (picked up 4 cans of tomato soup and a container of sour cream). I hate shopping but actually got through it ok – even packing everything up at the cash register. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dan is at work starting a new round of shifts today. They are finishing off a couple of orders, then he expects to be laid off mid-January until the company picks up more work. He has been expecting lay offs for about fifteen years and they always come up with something, so who know? We will see when, or if, it happens.

Have a great week and take care out there!

6 thoughts on “Another Day on the Prairies

  1. So sad these small shops are getting hit so hard they have to close. Beautiful dress!! And I hope your hubby stays working? Sounds like he may, maybe things will get better but it may take longer than we all think. Stay safe and well! โค๏ธ Diana

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  2. Thank you, Diana. ๐Ÿ’– It is definitely sad that some places are closing – for the owners, employees and those of us who have truly appreciated them.
    It would definitely be nice for us if Evraz stayed operating for another four years so Dan would get his full pension. If they do shut down, temporarily or permanently, we would manage. It would be devastating for a lot of the younger people out there (and their families) and would definitely impact the community.

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  3. Love the dress ๐Ÿ˜Š! So sad Le Chรขteau is closing…was one of my sister’s favourite places. I’ve been trying to shop at as many small businesses for Christmas this year that I can and actually, have been doing more this whole year. I hope the weather smartens up for you soon ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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