Now, I am slowly becoming a pescetarian, but as of yet, I have not gotten back into eating crustaceans. I probably won't either. So I boiled some eggs to make my favorite type of home made sushi: a basic form of egg salad [ie. hard boiled eggs + mayo + pepper] with avocado and pickles. I know it sounds weird, but it is sooooo good.
After church Luke and I came home to find my step-father, Don, working away making venison chili for dinner, "before the power goes out," as he said. My big sister, Rebecca and her hubby, Alex, called to come over and we agreed to walk and meet them part way. Rebecca said that she had heard from Susanna, our sister who lives in Victoria, and she was in Nanaimo and decided to come to the island to enjoy the snow day with us! Our walk to meet Rebecca and Alex [with the dogs, of course, who loved the snow] was simply magical. Everything looked new and almost surreal covered in snow, especially the Evergreens. They looked like something out of Narnia.
Once home with Rebecca and Alex, we couldn't go inside right away with it being so wonderfully snowy out so we attempted sledding down the street out front [we do live on a bit of a slope]. Susanna walked up from the ferry and found us all outside in the snow, sledding and making an anti-Corix snow lady, as Mom called her. It was one of those kind of perfect family moments, the entire day was, really. Everyone stayed for dinner and afterwards we played Scattergories, all the while it was snowing outside and the power remained on. We all piled into the all-wheel-drive Astro van to take Rebecca, Alex and Dodger [their fur-child] home that night. That was an adventure in and of itself.
Monday morning I woke up around 8:20 AM. It was still snowing and then I heard the power go out. My first thought: I should have showered yesterday! But, look at how beautiful our yard and home look in the snow! I love it!
Tuesday morning Susanna knew she had to return to Victoria as she worked the following day so it is just as well we woke up to blue skies and sunshine. And the power was still out. Mom and I walked Rani that morning and we found it harder to break trail in the now-crusty snow than it had been in the fresh-fallen snow. I ended up not having to go to work with the power being out so that was a surprise day off.
Glad to hear the rest of the island's power came back on last night. For those here, I hope you all enjoyed the snowy weekend! And now I'm off to continue prepping for youth group. Ciao!