Monday, 9 December 2013
You know it's cold outside when you have ice on the INSIDE of your windows. There's no denying it - that's COLD. When the temperatures dip below -30C outside, we always end up with frozen condensation on the INSIDE of the doors and windows. We had temps well below that over the weekend and when we factored in the wind chill, it felt like -43C. That's just nasty!
This airborne moisture (humidity) condenses into water droplets on the window glass which then freezes if it's cold enough... and it certainly has been! I thought you Aussie gals might get a kick out of it :)
Thankfully, we have a reprieve today - it's much milder and the ice has melted for now... One of my winter morning chores is to wipe all the condensation from the windows. If that isn't done, it can pool and get mildewy very quickly.
On to happier things...
In our quest to have a less "spendy" Christmas with a focus on people and experiences (rather than gifts), we have a list of things we'd like to do together. One of those activities is making and decorating gingerbread cookies. Our granddaughter, Penny joined in on the fun this weekend and much sweet enjoyment was had by all!
Paige likes to make her gingerbread men look like they are wearing clothes, so she spends lots of time arranging candies to look like trousers and shirts... The icing decorator in Paige's hand is by Kuhn Rikon. We love them! My set was purchased here.
Uncle Ian and Uncle Reece always are a source of great fun... Penny is a very lucky girl to have doting relatives to keep her laughing (and give Mom and Dad a short break!).
It's important that we work at making lasting seasonal memories for our children and grandchildren for they are the future of our family! I want them all to have a rich history of traditions and memories to draw from as they go on to have their own families. We also want our children to feel a strong sense of family and have a connection to past generations, so our next activity will be writing a group letter to an elderly relative who lives in another province. We all miss him and know that he will thoroughly enjoy reading a newsy letter written by all of us.
Have a great week and those of you in the north ~ stay warm!