6 years ago two California friends I met through the University of Alberta once told me that they thought of Edmonton as Siberia in the winter time….At first I thought it was a drastic statement. But now that I have moved back in the middle of winter, I cannot think of a more appropriate title for this blog as I struggle with the idea of what it means to live in the Terwillegar suburbs. I have sold my soul for spacious comforts and amenities. The temperature since I have arrived two weeks ago has been between -15 to – 25 degrees Celsius….It is not very pleasant and neither is the fact that moisture has abandoned my skin and left me dead. Coconut oil or jojoba oil is at the top of my purchase list.