Well, what can I tell you today? What should I tell you?
What do you want to hear?
Well, I guess I better come up with something…
Well, this is my way of posting something when there is not much to post (or even say). Maybe this is my cabin fever – you’d understand if you lived in Saskatoon and still had SNOW EVERYWHERE – just sayin’. Oh yeah, and it snowed today. Again! Can someone please find me an emoticon with rolling eyes…that would be my favourite. I would definitely utilize that to its fullest potential.
But yes, if you didn’t pick up, Saskatoon is still pretty much covered in snow. A lot of snow. How much is a lot? Well, why don’t I just show you:
This is getting a little ridiculous, if you ask me. Usually all the snow is melted by now and the roads are slushy and the sun is shining, helping to get the temperature over +10 degrees Celsius.
This morning, when I woke up, it was -16. -_-
Now, if you know anything about Saskatoon, you probably know that we usually get long winters here. During an average year, it starts getting pretty cold in October, with heavy snowfalls in November through February ish. Then comes along a typical March – enter Spring.
However, this has not been a typical year. We’ve actually had snow since the beginning of October. That’s six months of snow. I know I said we usually get half a year of winter – but I meant cold temperatures. Six months of snow?! Really?!? Why don’t I just live in Antarctica? At least the weather would be a little more predictable…
On top of that, my little dog just got a hair cut and, in anticipation of spring, he got it cut really short – we call it his ‘summer cut’.
Just in case you give a damn, I received some paperback copies of Perspective – my novel – with the new cover that my brother made for me. They look even better in person, check them out:
And on a final note, this weekend was pretty awesome for me because I received not one, but two more nominations for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
I’ve already been nominated for this award multiple times, but it still makes me happy to receive another. That means that there are people out there who can really appreciate my blog, who have been enjoying my blog and who, possibly, find me and my writing inspiring. That’s pretty damn cool. So, thanks to all the nominations I’ve been getting.
For that reason, I’m not going to ‘accept’ these awards, which is why I’m not dedicating a separate post to them. The only purpose I had in mentioning them was so that I could give a shout out to the people who offered them to me.
Ellyn Baker was kind enough to nominate me for this blog and, while I haven’t visited it before this nomination, in the nearly 60 minutes I spent perusing her blog yesterday I can tell you this, for certain: she really deserves this award more than anyone. Not only are her posts creative and captivating, but Ellyn herself is a very thoughtful, intelligent and encouraging person. It’s pretty obvious she enjoys putting a smile on other peoples’ faces – something that, I think, she aspires to accomplish with each blog post – because it worked for me. Simpler than this, her blog itself is extremely organized, her posts are constructed in a manner that makes them easy to read and her personality shines through every word.
My second nomination cam from William Shane Ellis, a friend I met through blogging. He story is inspiring as he writes about his journey through life. His poetry is emotional, natural and simple and complicated at the same time. The transparency with which Shane writes is really what makes his unique blog so alluring, intriguing and relatable.
So, thanks to both Ellyn Baker and Shane Ellis for the nominations and shout-outs. And, to the rest of you, please go check out their blogs. I know I say this often, but I guarantee that you won’t be sorry you did.
Thanks for reading!