Well, we survived the ice storm that ripped through Ontario for the last few days. We were really lucky and didn't lose power once (knock on wood). Some people in Toronto and Kingston are still without power and may not be up and running until after Christmas. I am hoping everyone can stay safe and keep their spirits high during this trying time.
We were pretty well prepared should anything have happened. Lots of extra water for us and the horses. Gas in the cars and extra in the garage. Plenty of candles and flashlights, batteries. I had the heat cranked the night before the storm in case we lost power...at least we would have had a head start on staying warm!
We were lucky, no downed trees, no downed hydro lines, just a whole lotta ice. We spent the last two days clearing ice and snow from our property. It took about 3 hours just to plough the driveway. Since I was pretty much housebound for two days, I took some time to finish wrapping gifts and getting the house ready for Christmas. I also got to have some fun out in the icey snow with the dogs.
We are only 2 days from Christmas now, and I have a few days off work which is much needed. To my excitement last week I received my Secret Santa gift from our horse blogger gift exchange; a beautiful OTTB brush! I have been coveting these for some time so needless to say I was pretty excited! I also received my gift for the pet blogger exchange a few weeks ago, but it has been tucked under the tree for Broo, Bentley and Ozzy waiting for Christmas day. I sent off my packages last week so hopefully they make it to their people and pets before the big night!
The incoming mail has been really fun to open....many beautiful cards and some new blogs to check out and follow in the new year. There is something about the blogging community during the holidays that makes me feel all warm inside. Hoping everyone is relaxed and prepped for the next few days. I'm going to have a few glasses of wine this evening to make sure I am extra relaxed ;)
|Mia the border.|
|Mya and Liam|