Here in Vancouver….

….we are the laughing stock of many of our fellow Canadians.  Unlike many of those Canadians, we are rarely hit with snow in the winter.  A few times a year, it may come, but is usually gone in a day, and we carry on with our gray, raining winter.   And I admit, generally, when snow arrives, there is a sense of widespread panic and yes, we are collectively a bit dramatic.   We seem, dare I say it, wimpy….and yes, can be over reacting babies.  Well, guess what?  It snowed again today.  This afternoon, it came down HARD…. I’ve realized today that I too have become a dramatic, over reacting baby…and am so ready for this white stuff to be gone.   I had a vacation day today, which I’d thought would be my annual “shop ’till I drop” day.  This year, that wasn’t meant to be.  I took the bus to a hair appointment, because the driveway into our underground parking is an ice rink, and our side roads are icy and unplowed.  Afterward, I walked home between storms, took photos of store windows and snowy scenery, and just hung out at home watching more snow fall.  I was hoping to go to see my Mom in Victoria this weekend, but because of ice/pickup/drop-off challenges, I’ll be staying here. So….long story short, here are scenes from my snowy holiday Friday.  Enjoy!!!  (and yes, I’ve added some comments along the way. 🙂 )

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Seen in store windows on Main St……

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I don’t know who Giselle MacKenzie is, but her dogs look both bored and terrified on this album cover….

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..this place is new, and they seriously do sell stuffed animals and body parts.  Um…ok…

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..um…ok to this too.

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…and we carry on…..

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Love the name of this company……

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Back home, safe and sound.  And taking pictures on/from my deck.  (and yes, I broke out a few Christmas mascots)

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…as white as snow….

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