Canadians need to be flexible, ready to alter their plans in winter if at all possible.
Change 1: We had planned to drive into the city on Friday to return a Christmas purchase and to use a coupon for dinner. But it was snowing: not so much as to absolutely force a change in plans, but enough to cause us to decide not to make an unnecessary trip.
Change 2: As we were preparing supper after a quiet afternoon, Daddy called and implored us to fetch his children from daycare as he was stuck in traffic, which was moving slowly due to the weather. So, we did, and Nikki Dee immediately upon seeing us began to excitedly clamour to come to “Buppa House for sleepover.” She would have been crushed to have been refused after already nagging us for several days, so we caved.
Change 3: On Saturday, after saying goodbye to the munckin, Cuppa and I once again, deferred our trip into the city. But we did want to get out if the house for a bit, so we stopped at Tim Hortons for coffee and a sandwich and drove to the water to consume our bounty.
They say something about the plans of mice and men going astray, but they also advise us to make lemonade when life hands us lemons. So we did, so far it’s been an enjoyable weekend afterall.