3 weeks ago i had landed in Manchester and was looking forward to Paris. Then it was over. As gramie_dee
said to me the other day "did it really happen?". It does seem a bit unreal sometimes but the memories are very vivid and i keep looking at my photos. I've already ordered prints so i will sort them into a proper photo album over the holidays. I know this is the digital world but prints in an album are still the way to go for sitting and looking. I don't print nearly as many photos from the digital camera as i take but i do still like to have prints for trips. I'll probably also have a calendar done up with Paris photos too. That's always a nice thing to have, something to remind me all year.
Today i went out and got a few groceries. I also mailed three parcels and am hoping like heck they get to their destinations by Christmas. I think the two for Canada will.. just. I was told 9 business days so that puts it just before Christmas. The one to the UK? Hope hope hope. Well it's on it's way so it'll get there eventually. Sending them all air mail, of course, costs stupid amounts. it was 14 dollars to send a calendar to the UK but it was less than that to send two parcels out to Edmonton. I also bought 3 dozen stamps for my cards. I could have sworn i had more than 30 cards but i only used up 2 dozen of them. I bought one packet of stamps for nothing! And at the price of them these days, that's noticeable. I don't mail that many things otherwise so i guess the other 12 are going to last me awhile. There's no price on the stamps though so if Canada post puts the price of stamps up, i can still use them without getting 1 or 2 cent stamps i think.
It's actually quite nice out, really. Cool and a little windy but it's not bone chilling. I wouldn't mind winter staying like this all season. I think i'll get my Christmas tree out of the storage room and put that up tomorrow.
And lastly, sometimes, you know how all the stars and planets line up fortuitously and you end up the *the* perfect cup of tea? perfect temperature, just the right amount of milk, steeped just the exact right amount of time. Bliss!