Monday, February 11, 2008


I'm cold. Very cold. Winnipeg has been in a nearly continuous deep-freeze for at least 3 weeks now, with never more than a few days warmer than -20C, and windchills usually in the -30 to -40 range. Last night our power went out for most of the night, and went out a few times again this morning, meaning our heat didn't work and is still not working quite right. It also scrambled our internet again and it needs to be sorted out properly.

I'm going to Edmonton on Saturday for a 4-day visit with Angela, including an evening with Elizabeth. Luckily it's supposed to be no colder than -5 there! That leaves me with the problem of what to wear to the's going to be -30 here that day, and -5 when I land in Edmonton. Hrm.

Edmonton plans:

-IKEA - I'm bringing an empty suitcase to fill with IKEA stuff. Seriously.
-WEM - there's some new stores (H&M anyone?) that I'd like to check out, as well as some old favourites like Sanrio, the Glow store, etc. I'm really hoping to find a bento box at Sanrio (if not, I'm still buying some Hello Kitty chopstick sets) or at T & M
-Whyte Ave
-Yarn stores (Hello! Of course! Never know what you can get in different cities right?)

-Restaurants: I'd LIKE to go to Yianni's and possibly more places, but my funds are limited

-Not sure what else we're going to do yet, but we're going to have fun! Tea drinking and knitting are of course included....Angela, should I bring any DVD's for evening entertainment? Have you seen "Stardust" yet?


Aimend said...

Oh no! Why does the furnace always break on the coldest days? It's not like it doesn't run otherwise. I haven't seen Stardust...I'm not even sure I've heard of it, so definitely bring it. And yes, it is wonderfully warm here, now that our deep freeze is over. Right now, it's 0! (How sad that this makes me so happy :S) You've been to Ewe Asked For It, right? It not, we'll go there, if yes, you should really see Wool Revival too. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Dear Karlie,
Your mention of "stomach problems" and sudden weight loss makes me think of celiac disease (gluten intolerance) (mine showed up out of the blue at the age of 37)... If you want a nice blog with helpful info check out the "Gluten-free Girl"'s site - good info and fabulous recipes. I know we don't know each other, but your occasional hints are 'ringing my alarm bells'!
Good luck, I hope you get well soon,
Kim (blogless)

Unknown said...

Read your comment on The Yarn Harlot. Sorry you're not feeling well, hope you feel better soon.