So it’s my 3rd week back and the holidays are over. Everyone is back to work and social media is full of moans and groans. I’ve stopped telling strangers that I’ve recently moved from Los Angeles. First they assume I am American, for which they then apologize for the weather (good, I’m glad I have someone to blame) and then once they learn I am from Edmonton, they become puzzled about why anyone would move back to such a place at such a time. While the constant cold has been hard to get use to I actually like winter. That is with the stipulation that there is a window between the snow and I or that I dress head to toe in the warmest winter gear.
This weekend my mother in law gave me some lovely bird seed wreaths she made. I will stringing them up for Lulu to enjoy.
And this morning my father in law gave me some Summerland jam and syrup from his trip out to BC! I coveted Summerland syrup like the holy grail when I brought it with me to Los Angeles. I’ve never had apricot flavour before so this is a special treat. George also brought back some Blackberry wine jelly from Summerland’s sister company Sleeping Giant. It will be my first wine jelly!
Another perk to being home means more time with Levi which is the main reason I moved back. While he is driving back up to Fort McMurray for work as I type, we have had a full month together which was amazing. He is a great breakfast maker and I’ve attached a few photos of some delicious unhealthy arrangements he made. ‘Frog in a Hole’ is my favourite thing that he makes. It’s an egg fried inside the hole of fresh bread. The photo on the right features some Elk Sausage his Uncle John caught in the fall. Yummy in the tummy!